Association of Environmental Engineering Students Distinguished Lecture

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  • Date/Time:
    • Wednesday November 9, 2011
      2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Room L1255, Ford Environmental Science & Technology Building
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    Free
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Samuel Snow
Association of Environmental Engineering Students

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Summary Sentence: Dr. Benito Mariñas, who will speak on science and technology advances for sustainable, safe global water.

Full Summary: Dr. Benito Mariñas, who will speak on science and technology advances for sustainable, safe global water.

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The Association of Environmental Engineering Students (AEES) distinguished lecture series presents Dr. Benito Mariñas, who will speak on science and technology advances for sustainable, safe global water. 

The lecture will begin at 3 p.m., followed by a reception at 4 p.m. in the third floor atrium.

Abstract:

The Millennium Development Goal Target of reducing by half the portion of people without sustainable access to safe water supply and effective sanitation by 2015 will not be achieved at the current rate of progress. More than 800 million people will not have access to “improved” water supply, and 2.4 billion people will lack adequate sanitation. Lack of access to “safe” water is a global challenge requiring the development of revolutionary technologies, and the creation of human resources capacity to scale␣up and operate the technologies sustainably. This challenge can be addressed with revolutionary advances in water quality technology and related fundamental science, and the development of sustainable, systems capable of producing affordable, robust and reliable supply of safe drinking water to impoverished people worldwide. Such systems could integrate novel sensors that detect infective pathogens, robust treatment processes that destruct and/or remove these contaminants without producing toxic by-products. These developments should be paralleled by building the capacity of human resources, developing microeconomic infrastructure, and facilitating acceptance by society.

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  • Created On: Nov 7, 2011 - 9:41am
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