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AGI Webinar: Desalination as a Source of Fresh Water
September 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree Event
This webinar features experts from industry and academia, who will discuss current and potential future desalination technologies, desalination of seawater in coastal areas, desalination of salty groundwater in inland regions, and how these efforts are shaped by policy and community engagement.
Our speakers are:
- Tzahi Cath, Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Director, Advanced Water Technology Center, Colorado School of Mines
- Jessica Jones, Director of Communications, Poseidon Water
- Katherine Zodrow, Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering, Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Background: Fresh water is an increasingly scarce resource in an increasingly populous and water-intensive world. Maintaining an adequate supply of fresh water both nationally and globally will be one of the largest challenges of the 21st century. Desalination of salty water – from both the ocean and the ground – represents a huge potential source of fresh water. The development of this resource requires a combination of geoscience, engineering, waste management, policy, and community outreach and participation.
IAH is actively involved with programs that provide a valuable forum for scientists and engineers who have a broad interest in global perspectives on groundwater resources and hydrogeological issues.
The USNC is affiliated with the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) and the Geological Society of America (GSA), as these organizations also have international groundwater science interests. The USNC holds meetings at annual events of these other organizations to encourage networking among USNC members and others who are interested in promoting international cooperation among hydrogeologists and others with an interest in groundwater. The USNC meets in the spring at the NGWA Ground Water Summit and in the fall at the GSA Annual Conference.
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