World Water Day Event 2019

Alan Walters (R29)
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences
Friday 22nd March 2019 (08:30-17:00)
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IGI lockup 300x300Water is a major research theme at the University of Birmingham and that is why the UNESCO Chair in Water Sciences, the Birmingham Water Council and the Institute of Global Innovation welcome you to celebrate World Water Day with us in 2019.

We warmly invite you to join us for a day of presentations and discussions of the newest developments in water science, policies and industries under the banner of World Water Day.


Why is World Water Day important?

Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) is to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.

Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need.

Whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right.

Who is this event for?

This event is free to attend and is open to all. It may be of particular appeal to those with an interest in hydrolgical research and the future of sustainable water management. 


 08.30 Registration and refreshments
 09:15 Pro-Vice Chancellor's Welcome
Professor Laura Green OBE
09:15 - 11:00 Session 1
Chair: Professor Stefan Krause 


A Water Cycyle for the Anthropocene
Professor David Hannah
10:00 Back to the future with the evolutionary time machine
Dr Luisa Orsini
10:30 Coffee break 
11:00 - 13:00 Session 2
Chair: Dr Valerie Ouellet

Current Situation of conservation and use of wetlands in Vietnam
Professor Ming Ngoc Nguyen, Dr. Khoi Nghia Nguyen and Dr. Hue thi Van Le

12:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00  Session 3
Chair: Professor Jeff McDonnell

Himalayan Hydrology Research towards Community Water Security
Dr Sumit Sen

13:30 The microplastic trajectory, will it compromise SDG-6?
Dr Holly Nel
14:00 Coffee break
14:30 - 15:30 Session 4
Chair: Professor David Hannah

'Gulp!: Making Theatre about the environment'
Dr Adam Ledger


Building resilience for uncertain water futures
Professor Patricia Gober

15:45  EcoLab opening and drinks reception 
Professor Tim Jones

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