Citizen Science Program Presents
Sunday, January 12, 2020
From Crises to Solutions: Drinking Water in the 21st Century
Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Citizen Science keynote lecture by David Sedlak, author of Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World's Most Vital ResourceAs a result of population growth, climate change, and pollution, the world’s drinking water supplies are under considerable stress. Over the past four decades, engineers and scientists working in water-stressed cities have created an array of new technologies that make it possible to purify water that would otherwise be unsafe to drink. However, the high cost and inflexibility of these systems currently prevents their use in all but the wealthiest cities. To expand access of these technologies to overcome the drinking water crises facing humanity, creative new policies and additional technological improvements will be needed. This talk will provide insight into the challenge of providing safe, affordable, and reliable drinking water in the coming decades.
David Sedlak is the Plato Malozemoff Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley, codirector of the Berkeley Water Center, and deputy director of the NSF engineering research center for Reinventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt). Dr. Sedlak is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, the Paul Busch Award for Innovation in Applied Water Quality Research, and the Clarke Prize for Excellence in Water Research.
Attendance at this event is required for students in the Citizen Science Program.
For more information, call 845-758-7490, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater