Forum: Sustainable and Resilient Water Systems
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Date: November 18, 2016
Location: Research Commons (18th Ave. Library)

The SRE Collaborative Research Exploration Series is presenting a forum entitled “Is a Sustainable and Resilient Water Infrastructure Really Possible?”

About the event:

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.

On Nov. 18, the Sustainable and Resilient Economy and Global Water Institute will seek to identify and build a community of OSU scholars 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 the challenges, solutions, research needs and opportunities for developing sustainable and resilient water systems.

Space is limited; RSVP here.

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