To get early bird rates, register for the Conference by July 29!
The theme of this year's International WaTER Conference is "Quest for Water Security: Quantity, Quality and Equity". Invited speakers and 70-80 presentations will tackle the many water challenges that are shared by both developed and developing nations.
|Recent flooding in Mozambique and in Nebraska, USA (March 2019), are painful reminders of shared vulnerabilities around water in a changing climate.|
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.
|Rural self-supply is one of the topics of water security that will be discussed.|
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