On Friday, Sept. 21, from 1:30 to 5:00 P.M., the OU WaTER Center will host its third biennial WaTER Symposium on water and sanitation issues in developing countries. The symposium will take place in the Oklahoma Memorial Union Governors and Regents Rooms. This event is open to the public. Parking is available in the lot east of Sarkeys Energy Center on the corner of Boyd St. and Trout Ave. Overflow parking will be available in the lot south of Sarkeys Energy Center off University Place.
Panelists include Rita Colwell, Ph.D., Chairman of Canon US Life Sciences, Inc. and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; Idrissa Doucoure, Director of Water and Sanitation for Africa; Ravi Jayakaran, Ph.D., Vice President of Global Programs, MAP International; Christine Moe, Ph.D., Eugene J. Gangarosa Professor of Safe Water and Sanitation and the Director of the Center for Global Safe Water at Emory University; Marc Parlange, Ph.D., professor and Dean at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering; and Dennis Warner, Ph.D., senior technical advisor for water supply, sanitation and water resources development for Catholic Relief Services. Concluding the symposium, the 2013 OU International Water Prize Winner will be announced.
For more information, see the OU WaTER Center website.