2014 Water and Health Conference Keynote Speaker and Schedule

September 29, 2014

The keynote speaker for the 2014 Water and Health Conference will be Jennifer Sara, director for the World Bank Group’s Water Global Practice. In this role, she works to ensure an integrated approach across all water-related projects, customizing the Bank’s … Continued

Future Technologies for Water Competition Finalists

September 29, 2014

The Future Technologies for Water Competition aims to identify breakthrough technologies for safe water with a sustainable business plan. The finalists for the competition are: Scott Ensign and Ryan Neve –Sensor platforms that merge water quality measurement with the flow … Continued

Hurricanes cause estuaries to release trapped carbon dioxide

September 29, 2014

A Raleigh News & Observer story on research by Hans Paerl, Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences at UNC’s Institute for Marine Sciences, on “burping estuaries”. For more information: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/28/4178740_hurricane-effect-a-big-case-of.html?rh=1.  

Former UNC professor John Briscoe awarded for water work

September 15, 2014

John Briscoe, a former Environmental Sciences and Engineering professor at UNC from 1981-1985, was recently awarded the Stockholm Water Prize, informally known as the “Nobel Prize of water” for his efforts related to global water policy. For more information: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/09/former-unc-professor-john-briscoe-awarded-for-water-work.

Marchetti Lab Research Cruise

September 15, 2014

Adrian Marchetti, a faculty member in the UNC Marine Sciences department, recently led a research cruise along the California coast in July 2014 to investigate the ecological importance of iron storage in diatoms. For more information: http://marine.unc.edu/department/mascnews/marchetti-lab-research-cruise/.

Water Safety Plans Distance Learning Course

September 15, 2014

Registration is now open for the next session of The Water Institute at UNC’s Water Safety Plans distance learning course, which will begin on September 29. The 10-week course covers five main content areas: preparation, system assessment, operational monitoring, management … Continued

Water Institute Online Course on Monitoring & Evaluation

September 15, 2014

The Water Institute at UNC is offering an online course on monitoring and evaluation for water, sanitation and hygiene programs. Registration is now open for the third module of the course focused on evaluation design. This self-paced online program consists … Continued

Abstract submissions for 2015 Nexus Conference

September 8, 2014

The Nexus Conference committee is now accepting abstract submissions for verbal and poster presentations, as well as side event proposals, for the Nexus 2015: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference. Submissions should relate to the following themes: Sustainable and Resilient … Continued