SCIENCE DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR URBAN WATERS

DR. JOEL BAKER

Monday, April 8, 2019

6:00 pm

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7:00 pm

Water is ubiquitous. Most of us use 10 gallons each morning before our first cup of coffee and over 100 gallons throughout the day, while 3 in 10 people worldwide lack access to clean water in their homes. Despite this, we fear unseen pollutants, fight over supplies, and worry about running out of this valuable but nearly cost-free resource.

In this presentation, we will explore how advances in analytical sciences and computing technologies led to vastly improved water supplies.

We will then discuss the impact of social media on our ability to comprehend risks. Are we in a water crisis? Is the sky falling?  You will be challenged to reinvigorate your best superpower--critical thinking about your world!

We will finish with some thoughts on exciting innovations in how cities manage water.

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