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Tuesday, September 29, 2020 — 8:00 AM to Thursday, October 1, 2020 — 9:30 AM EDT

Can we achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in a post-COVID world?

A Water Institute Conference Covering Five Continents Over Three Days

Water Institute Water Research Conference

We need to turn the recovery into a real opportunity to do things right in the future.” – António Guterres, UN Secretary-General 

Does the coronavirus pandemic doom the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Or does it present an opportunity to make significant progress against the SDGs? How can water research contribute?

Join the Water Institute from 8:00 to 9:30 am EDT on September 29, September 30 and October 1 for three days of interdisciplinary dialogue from leading water researchers around the globe who will be discussing their work in the context of the coronavirus pandemic and the SDGs.

Register for each day below.


DAY ONE
SEPTEMBER 29, 8:00 to 9:30 AM EDT

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Time (EDT)

Speaker

8:00 to 8:20

Ana Deletic, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of New South Wales, Australia
Presentation: Modelling to support the planning of sustainable urban water systems

8:20 to 8:40

Wun Jern Ng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 
Presentation: Environmental bio-innovation R&D and technology deployments in Singapore and Asia

8:40 to 9:00

Veena Srinivasan, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology & the Environment, India
Presentation: Rural water security and migration: How do we find scalable solutions?

9:00 to 9:30

Panel discussion moderated by Nandita Basu, University of Waterloo

DAY TWO 
SEPTEMBER 30, 8:00 to 9:30 AM EDT

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Time (EDT)

Speaker

8:00 to 8:20

Amal Talbi, Senior Water Resources Specialist, Middle East North Africa Region, World Bank 
Presentation: COVID impacts on water services in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

8:20 to 8:40

Eiman Karar, Advisor to Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources of Sudan, Sudan
Presentation: Inclusive governance for integrated water resources management implementation post-COVID 19

8:40 to 9:00

Mark van Loosdrecht, Chair Professor, Environmental Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Presentation: Resource recovery and wastewater treatment

9:00 to 9:30

Panel discussion moderated by Roy Brouwer, University of Waterloo

DAY THREE
OCTOBER 1, 8:00 to 9:30 AM EDT

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Time (EDT)

Speaker

8:00 to 8:20

Luciana Martin Rodrigues Ferreira, Director General, São Paulo State Geologic Institute, Brazil
Presentation: Groundwater research as a tool of water security in the State of São Paulo/Brazil 

8:20 to 8:40

Joan Rose, Michigan State University, USA
Presentation:  Monitoring viruses and COVID 19 in wastewater

8:40 to 9:00

Rachel Arsenault, PhD candidate, York University, Wiikwemkoong Unceded First Nation
Presentation: Water insecurity in First Nations

9:00 to 9:30

Panel discussion moderated by Professor Kelsey Leonard, University of Waterloo 

 

The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying or working at Waterloo. If you have questions concerning access or wish to request accommodations for this event, please contact Allie Dusome (adusome@uwaterloo.ca) 

Location 
This event will be hosted online through Zoom


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