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George Washington University to Host World Water Day Symposium and Kick-off GWater Challenge

This event comes to us from Michelle Sherrard:


Improving water sustainability is a top priority for George Washington University. At its World Water Day Symposium, the university will convene a group of leading water experts to discuss solutions to global water issues. The symposium is hosted by the GW Office of Sustainability and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. For a full agenda, visit http://worldwaterdaysymposium.eventbrite.com




Tuesday, March 22, 2011; 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.




The George Washington University

Elliott School of International Affairs

City View Room, 7th Floor

1957 E St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange and Blue lines)




International Urban Water Issues

Eugene Stakhiv, general physical scientist, Institute of Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Justin Stoler, doctoral student, San Diego State University

Katherine Bliss, deputy director and senior fellow, Global Health Policy Center and senior fellow, Americas Program, Center for Strategic &  International Studies


Urban Water Issues for the D.C. Region

George Hawkins, general manager, D.C. Water and Sewer Authority

Meghan Chapple-Brown, director, GW Office of Sustainability

Melissa Keeley, assistant professor of geography and of public policy and public administration, GW



This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required at http://worldwaterdaysymposium.eventbrite.com. Members of the media should RSVP to Michelle Sherrard at 202-994-1423 or mcs1@gwu.edu.




World Water Day serves as a kick-off to GW’s Earth Month Events and the GWater Challenge.  Throughout the month of April, activities are planned to raise awareness about the importance of water conservation, improving water quality and reducing bottled water use.  These activities include a sustainability career panel on April 5; a service-event with the Anacostia Watershed Society on April 9; a film- festival on April 18-20, featuring the films “Flow”, “Poisoned Waters” and “Tapped;” a water-taste test on GW’s Kogan Plaza and an Earth Day Fair on April 22.  


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