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
Monthly Archives: September 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
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.
UNC faculty member Ben Meier’s work on the human right to water and sanitation is featured prominently in the internationally published WASH plus Weekly newsletter and is a prime example of departmental collaboration between the Gillings School of Global Public … Continued
Global water topics are the focus of the UNC Friday Center’s newest online course modules. For more information: http://waterinourworld.web.unc.edu/.
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.
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/.
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
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
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