The spring Sustainability Seminar Series concludes on April 25 with the talk "Water Is..." by George Korfiatis of Stevens Institute of Technology.
This seminar presents a holistic picture of water as a resource in human development. Topics covered include: water as an essential element of life on earth, the uniqueness of water chemistry, distribution of water on earth, effects of climate change, water in culture and society, the role of water on innovation and technology development and water use and abuse. The audience will be introduced to the concept virtual water and how virtual water is computed and used in sustainability planning, design and management decisions. The concept of global boundaries is introduced and how water import/export flows are developed and quantified. Finally, thought provoking examples of water use and its role in the future of both developed and developing countries are presented.
George Korfiatis joined Stevens as an assistant professor of environmental engineering in 1983. He founded the Center for Environmental Systems in 1988 and performed research in the areas of groundwater pollution, remediation and drinking water quality. He has published many papers in these areas in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Korfiatis served as dean of the Schaefer School of Engineering and provost and university vice-president of Stevens from 2002 to 2016.
For more information, please contact Dr. Dibs Sarkar at [email protected]
Attendance is free but seating is limited to 30 people. Please RSVP to Dr. Sarkar at [email protected]
For those who are unable to attend in person, the seminar will be live webcast via Stevens WebCampus and Blackboard Collaborate.