In celebration of World Water Day 2013 and the International Year of Water Cooperation, Western University and EnviroWestern are hosting a special interdisciplinary event on Friday, March 22 featuring researchers from the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Arts & Humanities.
Western researchers will share their latest findings and discoveries during a panel discussion while faculty, staff, students and industry partners will provide updates on city-wide projects and university initiatives led cooperatively by local environmentalists, hydrologists and water experts.The event, which runs from 12 to 2 p.m., will be presented in the Mustang Lounge (West) in the University Community Center (UCC). The expert panel, hosted by Beverley Ayeni, Western’s Energy & Environment Manager, begins at 1 p.m. A Q&A session for audience members will follow immediately.
Brian Branfireun, Faculty of Science, Canada Research Chair in Environment and Sustainability
Patrick Mahon, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Artist & Lead Researcher, Immersion Emergencies
Slobodan Simonovic, Faculty of Engineering, Research Chair, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
William Cairns, Chief Scientist, Trojan Technologies Inc.Community partners participating with booth presentations include:
The City of London
London Economic Development Corporation
Southern Ontario Water Consortium
Engineers without Borders
Western Sustainability Team, Facilities Management
World Water Day is held annually on March 22 as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. In 2013, in reflection of the International Year of Water Cooperation, World Water Day is also dedicated to the theme of cooperation around water.
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