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Visiting Scholars to Discuss ‘Water & Globalization’

October 18, 2016

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Valuable Resource: Bringing clean water to people throughout the world is one of the grand challenges facing engineers and scientists.

Experts on water rights, water access, and the politics and economics of international water will be featured in the panel discussion, “Water & Globalization,” on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 4:20-5:20 p.m. in the GM Room of Rose-Hulman’s Moench Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

According to the World Health Organization and United States Census Bureau, one in 10 people worldwide lack access to clean water and, in nations with below-average income, one in three healthcare facilities lack access to clean water.

Offering suggestions on how engineers and scientists can help solve these global health challenges will be internationally recognized scholars Majed Akhter, assistant professor of geography at Indiana University; Mona Bhan, associate professor of anthropology at DePauw University; and Megan Konar, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Illinois.

The panel session has been organized by Rose-Hulman’s Home for Environmentally Responsible Engineers and Grand Challenges programs, along with the Department of Humanities and Society Sciences.