• Pictured: A resettlement village near a new hydropower reservoir in Laos, captured during Teresa Culver's work to investigate the control of malaria via reservoir operations.

    Below is the event calendar for the current academic year 2018-2019. You can also review past years' events from the Global Water Initiative.

    September 2018

    28 September
    2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    Olsson 120
    Together with Environmental Science 
    Charles Vorosmarty (City University) Water and Climate Change
    Sustainable Infrastructure for Sustainable Development: The Notion of Blending Green and Gray Infrastructure

    October 2018

    26 October
    12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    UVA Special Collections Library

    Graduate Symposium – Water Research
    Session 1
    12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
    Valerie Michel, Identifying Vulnerable Stakeholders from Dependent Relationships in California's Water System
    Courtney Hill, Technological Field Performance of a New Point-of-Use Water Treatment Technology in a Randomized Control Trial in Limpopo, South Africa
    Richa Vuppuluri, Steering Urban Water Management in Strained Urban Environments

    Session 2
    2 - 3:15 p.m.
    Gail Hayes, Comparison of four types of low impact development techniques for roadside storm water management in a shared watershed
    Md Amzad Hossain, Water in Scarcity, Women in Peril
    Allen Townsend, Why is Water Different? A Study of Transparency and Decision Making

    Session 3
    3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
    Sadegh Eghdami, Neda Nazemi, Free Market Scenario and its Impact on Irrigation
    Udayan Singh, Scope and feasibility of potable reuse of coalbed methane produced waters in eastern India: analyzing water-energy sustainability synergies and health implications
    Raymond Santucci, Jr, Lead Corrosion in Water Distribution Systems: Survey of Water Chemistry Effects and Insights into a Recent Lead Poisoning Crisis

    November 2018

    16 November (Rescheduled to spring due to bad weather)
    Together with UVA Engineering
    Upmanu Lall (Columbian University)
    Climatic determination of flood risk, and its intersection with aging infrastructure: potential for cascading failures and portfolio impacts

    December 2018

    6 December
    3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
    Clark 108
    Together with UVA Environmental Science
    Greg Characklis (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

    February 2019

    11 February
    12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
    Together with UVA Political Science
    Ariel Dinar (Riverside, CA)
    Conflict and Cooperation Along Transboundary Rivers

    World Water Event
    18 February
    1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Together with Darden Business School
    Ambassador (ret.) Ram Aviram
    Hydro-Politics in the Jordan River Basin: Can It Help Resolve Water Scarcity

    26 February (Rescheduled to Fall 2019)
    3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
    Monroe 120
    Together with UVA Economics
    Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale)
    Water Quality and Elites in Bangladesh

    March 2019

    22 March
    12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
    Garrett Hall, Seminar room
    Together with UVA's Batten School 
    David Keiser (Ohio)
    Water Quality in the United States

    World Water Event
    28 March
    Field trip to Surry Nuclear Power Plant and Rice River Center
    By invitation

    April 2019

    World Water Event
    2 April
    6:00 p.m.
    Olsson 120
    Together with UVA Engineering
    Panel with Earl Swift (author), Lawrence Band (UVA), and Ellen Gilinsky (RiverNetwork)
    Climate Change and Chesapeake Bay: Sinking Tangier Island and the water quality challenge

    World Water Event 
    5 April
    1:00 p.m.
    Meet on steps of Cabell Hall
    Together with UVA Sustainability
    Storm Water Tour of UVA Main Grounds with Professor Teresa Culver
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    World Water Event
    11 April
    3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
    Clark Hall 108
    Together with Environmental Science
    Rong Fu (UCLA)