EVENT: Faculty Forum: Sustainable Water Infrastructure

Maureen Langlois Events

On November 18, 2016, the Sustainable and Resilient Economy and Global Water Institute will seek to identify and build a community of Ohio State faculty who are engaged in work related to water systems and interested in pursuing collaborative research, teaching or outreach that addresses these challenges. Join us for a structured forum to discuss opportunities for developing sustainable and resilient water systems.

Date: November 18, 2016, 9-11am

Where: Research Commons, 18th Ave Library

Space is limited. Please register for the event.


IS A SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT WATER INFRASTRUCTURE
REALLY POSSIBLE?
Safe and reliable water is a basic human need that is challenged by global climate change, population growth, and our aging and often misunderstood water infrastructures. Technological innovations and improved ecosystem management are critical to developing a more sustainable and resilient water infrastructure. Yet, the success of these technologies and ecological practices also depends on economic costs, government regulations, monitoring and enforcement, and public attitudes and acceptance of risks.

Interdisciplinary research that integrates knowledge from the humanities, social sciences, engineering, physical sciences and biological sciences is required to develop this holistic understanding and to guide future water systems.


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