|Jim Smith, professor of environmental engineering, works to solve global water and health problems around the globe.|
Mr. Smith is the founder of PureMadi, a not-for-profit organization working to solve global water and health problems by working at the interface of water, societal, and human health disciplines. He is also the founder of MadiDrop, PBC and inventor of the MadiDrop, a silver-ceramic tablet for point-of-use water disinfection. He was named the Innovator of the Year by the University Licensing and Ventures group in 2015 for his work with PureMadi and MadiDrop, PBC.
|Jim Smith working in his lab at University of Virginia|
We are pleased to welcome Jim Smith as one of the jurors to select the winner of the 2017 OU International Water Prize. As part of the WaTER Center Symposium on September 22, Dr. Smith will also be part of a panel discussion on "Critical Water Issues in Today's World".