|Banquet participants listen to the plenary address at the 2017 Conference.|
Jenna Davis of is co-founder and faculty lead of the Water, Health & Development program at Stanford University. Her research and teaching is focused at the interface of engineered water supply and sanitation systems and their users, particularly in developing countries. She has conducted field research in more than 20 countries, including most recently Zambia, Bangladesh, and Uganda.
John Butterworth of IDE-Ethiopia will be speaking about self-supply of water and sanitation. He will also co-chair a session that is concerned with broader WASH systems, functionality, and monitoring.
Leila Harris is Professor at the Institute for Resources Environment and Sustainability (IRES) and the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ) at the University of British Columbia. Her current research focuses on the intersection of environmental issues and inequality / social difference, and water governance challenges in Canadian First Nations, Cape Town, South Africa and Accra, Ghana.
Kyle Harper is an historian of the classical world and the Senior Vice President and Provost at his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma. Kyle has recently published a book The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire. His keynote address to the Conference will describe the catastrophic role that climate change and infectious diseases played in the collapse of Rome’s power.
|The Conference poster session is very popular among students and young faculty.|