Monday, August 1, 2016

Save the Date - Sep 22 - Fifth OU Water Symposium

The fifth biennial WaTER Symposium will be held on Thursday, September 22, 6:45 - 9:00 pm, on the OU campus in Norman, OK. This Symposium will include a dinner, brief addresses by our distinguished jurors, and the International Water Prize Award Ceremony. The event is free and open to the public.

Participants at the 2015 OU International Water Conference visit during the poster session.
The International Water Prize is awardee to a person who does outstanding work in the field of water, sanitation and health (WaSH).

The goal of the University of Oklahoma WaTER Center is to promote peace by advancing health, education and economic development through sustainable water and sanitation solutions for impoverished regions.  The Center seeks to be a premier academic leader in responding to water-related UN Sustainable Development Goals through four focused activities: education, research, outreach, and international leadership. As part of this last activity, we offer a biennial WaTER Symposium (Water Technologies for Emerging Regions) which features an invited set of some of the world's top researchers and practitioners in the field of water and sanitation. These speakers form a jury of judges who will together select the next awardee for the OU International Water Prize. That Prize winner will be announced as a highlight of the Symposium.
Peter Lochery, 2015 International Water Prize winner, accepts his award from OU Senior Vice President and Provost, Kyle Harper.
This Symposium will be of great interest to all people - students, scientists, practitioners, and the general public - who believe that people across the planet deserve to have sustainable sources of clean water and adequate sanitation in order to safeguard their health.

In order to attend the event and banquet dinner, pre-registration is necessary. Register now by going here.

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