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Water and Well-Being Global: Approaches to Water Management


May 10, 2019

On May 17th, Drexel University will host faculty from its partner institution, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, for a symposium entitled "Water and Well-Being: Global Approaches to Water Management." All are welcome to join; faculty and graduate students in engineering, public health, and environmental science are specifically encouraged to participate in a poster session. Join us as we celebrate the unique partnership between our institutions.

Please register by May 13. A tentative schedule can be found below:

Tentative Schedule:

Friday May 17 - Hill Conference Room, Room 240, 31st and Market

9:00 am - Breakfast and opening remarks by Vice Provost Koren Bedeau

9:10 am - Session 1: Water in the natural cycles

Moderator - David Velinsky (ANS and Drexel University)

Speaker 1 - Scott Haag (Drexel)
Speaker 2 - Scott Hansen (BGU)
Speaker 3 - Marie Kurz (Drexel)
Speaker 4 - Amit Gross (BGU)

10:30 am - coffee break

10:50 am - Session 2: Water in the engineered systems

Moderator - Mira Olson (Drexel University)

Speaker 1 - Chris Arnusch (BGU)
Speaker 2 - Christopher Salas (Drexel)
Speaker 3 - Jack Gilron (BGU)
Speaker 4 - Ekaterina Pomerantseva (Drexel)

12:00-2:00 pm - Lunch and Poster Session

2:00-3:30pm - Session 4: Discussion/breakout groups by themes to discuss opportunities for synergy Faculty breakouts

  1. natural systems
  2. engineered systems
  3. human/health interface
  4. Student/Post-doc breakout - simulation with Dr. Olson, Hill Conference Room

3:30-4:00pm - Concluding remarks and next steps by Vice Provost for Research