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World Water Day Symposium - Presented by the George Washington University
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
World Water Day Symposium at The George Washington University
URBAN WATER ISSUES FROM GLOBAL TO LOCAL
Tuesday, March 22, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
City View Room, Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St., NW
8:30 – Coffee and light breakfast available
8:45 – Welcoming Remarks
9:00 – Setting the Stage - David Rain, GW Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
9:15 – International Urban Water Issues
Eugene Stakhiv, US Army Corps of Engineers: Water, Food and Environmental Security in the Context of National Security
Justin Stoler, San Diego State University: Urban Drinking Water Privatization in Western Africa: A Fourth World Contradiction
Katherine Bliss, CSIS: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and Health: The Importance of Integrating Water, Sanitation and Hygiene into Global Health Policy and Programming
10:45 – BREAK - Coffee and snacks available
11:00 –Urban Water Issues for the DC Region
George Hawkins – General Manager, DC Water, "Water is Life: Why Tap Water Matters, Especially in Cities"
Meghan Chapple-Brown, GW Office of Sustainability, Update on GW Water Year Efforts
Melissa Keeley – GW Departments of Geography / Public Policy, leading discussion on connecting campus and city over water issues
12:30 – Catered lunch
1:00 – END
Closest Metros: Red Line (Farragut North) Blue/Orange (Farragut West or Foggy Bottom)