The Health of the Water: Where Quality Matters

Apr 5

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022 – 12:00PM to 1:00PM

The Health of the Water: Where Quality Matters


Moderator: • Avner Vengosh, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Quality, Nicholas School of the Environment Speakers: • Emily Bernhardt, James B. Duke Distinguished Professor, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences • Lee Ferguson, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering • Gabriel Katul, Theodore S. Coile Distinguished Professor of Hydrology and Micrometerology, Pratt School of Engineering and Nicholas School of the Environment

Over half a million people lack access to clean water. That's one in 10 people on the planet. Clean water is essential to the health of all living things-human, animal, plant, cellular. What causes the contaminants in our water and ecosystems? And, what are the related problems that affect our consumption, sanitation, and the larger environment? In this session, we will hear from Duke experts about the ways we are identifying pollutants, tracking their impact, and cleaning up water sources to improve health worldwide.