Friday, August 24, 2018

Pittsburgh Collaboratory For Water Research Hosts Let’s Talk About Water - Steel to Sustainable Sept. 6

The event is designed to introduce the Collaboratory which was founded by a group of faculty in the Department of Geology & Environmental Science at the University of Pittsburgh.  It was launched in January 2018 with generous support from the Heinz Endowments.
The Western Pennsylvania region has a long way to go to address issues like overflows of raw sewage into streams and rivers, increasing frequency and intensity of flood-causing storms and a legacy of industrial and energy extraction activities whose contaminants persist even today.  
While Western Pennsylvania is a water-rich region, essential challenges remain as to how to best manage water resources in an area of high relief, steep slopes, aging infrastructure, and buried streams.  
The Collaboratory hopes to bring some of Pittsburgh’s best talent to the table to help resolve these pressing issues from across institutions in the region.
Panelists for this event include: Jamil Bey, Urbankind Institute; Timothy Prevost, ALCOSAN; Joel Tarr, Carnegie Mellon University Professor Of History; and Lisa Brown, Sawmill Run Watershed Association.
There will also be a screening of the movie Water Blues, Green Solutions.
Click Here to RSVP or to learn more about the event.
For more information on this initiative, visit the Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research, Education and Outreach webpage.  Questions should be directed to   

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