2017 Water Workshop
DATE: February 3, 2017
TIME: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
LOCATION: 102 Gore Hall
Water resources are increasingly threatened by human and climate pressures. More frequent, longer droughts and increasing groundwater extraction for urban populations and irrigation result in pressures on water quantity and quality. Climate, population, and land-use changes are exacerbating groundwater depletion, and water quality is compromised by rising sea level, more frequent and extensive flooding, and natural and anthropogenic contaminants. These changes are creating a need to balance water and energy requirements to meet the water and food needs of a changing world. Overcoming these water challenges will require solutions from engineering, natural, social, and health sciences, and the humanities.
The goal of this workshop is to bring together our tremendous strengths in water across disciplines at UD to identify grand water challenges and highlight our ability to address them. The workshop will include short presentations from faculty on current and potential future water research, breakout discussion groups aimed at synthesizing collaborations, and a lunchtime panel discussion on funding opportunities in water. We hope you will join us for a productive workshop!