Fall WaterTalks Announced

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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The Water Institute is pleased to announce several Fall 2019 WaterTalks. Please stay tuned as more talks will be announced in the near future! Mark your calendars!

Saturday, September 21

BlairDr. Blair Feltmate
School of Environment, Enterprise and Development
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
evolv1, 420 Wes Graham Way, Waterloo, Room 1012

In partnership with Waterloo Region’s Doors Open 2019, the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change and the Faculty of Environment. Professor Feltmate will present “Weather gone wild: What can we do to limit home and community-level flood risk?”.

Thursday, September 26

SivapalanProf. Murugesu Sivapalan
Chester and Helen Siess Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor Geography and Geographic Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.
2:30pm
Location tba

Professor Sivapalan will present “Sociohydrology: “Imagineering” Not Just Engineering Needed to Solve Water Security Challenges”.

Tuesday, October 8

HirataWenlandProf. Ricardo Hirata, Professor, Director of Groundwater Research Centre, University of São Paulo, Brazil & 
Prof. Edson Wendland, Professor, Department of Hydraulics and Sanitary Engineering, University of São Paulo, Brazil
2:30pm
Location tba

Professors Hirata and Wendland will discuss water security challenges facing the megacity of São Paulo, Brazil.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

SudhirSudhir Murthy, PhD
CEO, NEWhub Corp
Senior Vice President, International Water Association
Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Columbia University
2:30pm
Location tba

Dr. Murthy will reflect on his experience as Innovation Chief at DC Water, including the use of a “process physics” approach in technology innovation and implementation. In addition, he will discuss reshaping existing wastewater plant infrastructure for energy conservation and resource recovery within the carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycles.

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