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McMaster Water Week 2016

McMaster Water Week is a series of events for faculty, students, and the local Hamilton community that connects all aspects of water, including climate change, industry, sustainability, and society.

By Brittney Borowiec
Published October 21, 2016

The last full week of October will be an interesting one at McMaster University! Campus will be buzzing with scientists, environmentalists, policy makers, filmmakers, and concerned citizens for the third annual McMaster Water Week.

McMaster Water Week is a series of events for faculty, students, and the local Hamilton community that connects all aspects of water, including climate change, industry, sustainability, and society.

It is the premier event of McMaster Water Network and McMaster Water Network Student Chapter, a University-wide initiative composed of faculty, alumni, community partners and students that seeks to connect water science, technology, and policy to deliver local and global impacts.

This year's schedule is packed with distinguished lectures, a career workshop, laboratory tours, an award-winning documentary screening and panel with the filmmaker, a tour of Woodward Wastewater Treatment Plant, a student research showchase, and an interdisciplinary water research seminar series. All events are FREE, open to the public, and most of them are catered!

McMaster Water Week brings together anyone and everyone interested in water and water-related issues under one interdisciplinary roof! This is an excellent opportunity not only to learn a few things about 72% of the planet, but also to network with heavy hitters of academia, industry, and both the Hamiltonian and global communities.

Event Schedule

Detailed descriptions of each event, and event registration, is located at this link. You can also find directions and maps to McMaster Water Week 2016 events. Queries should be directed to the McMaster Water Network Student Chapter (contact information included below).

Monday, October 24

Tour of Woodward Wastewater Treatment Plant by the City of Hamilton

"Boreal Burning! Managing Wildfire in an Era of Warming & Drought" lecture by Dr. Mike Waddington (School of Geography and Earth Sciences).

Tuesday, October 25

Interdisciplinary Water Research Seminar Series by McMaster Faculty and a special delegation from the Chinese government.

EXPLOR Career Night with professionals from industry, academia, and other sectors in a casual setting.

Wednesday, October 26

"Water-Related Disasters and Sustainable Development," lectures by Dr. Vladimir Smakhtin and Dr. Nidhi Nagabhatla from United Nations University.

Thursday, October 27

Guided laboratory tours of participating McMaster University labs and the McMaster Water Network Student Chapter Rain Garden and Rain Harvesting System

Documentary screening of PROJECT: ICE and panel discussion featuring filmmaker William Kleinert

Friday, October 28

Student Research Showcase & Awards Ceremony

More Information

For further information on McMaster Water Week 2016 and event registration, visit the Water Week 2016 Eventbrite page. For current updates, like the McMaster Water Network Student Chapter on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter @MacWaterNet and Instagram @MacWaterNetSC.

Students interested in volunteering at events through the McMaster Water Network Student Chapter are encouraged to contact us at macwaternetwork.student@gmail.com.

Hope to see you there!

Brittney Borowiec is a PhD Candidate at McMaster University, researching the environmental physiology of killifish. She is a Social Media Coordinator for the McMaster Water Network Student Chapter.

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