Seminars, tours and more planned for #MacWaterWeek

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The week is an important time to educate students and the community about the importance of water, how it affects public health, climate change and general knowledge of water sustainability.


McMaster will host its third annual Water Week from October 24-28.

The week is an important time to educate students and the community about the importance of water, how it affects public health, climate change and general knowledge of water sustainability.

McMaster Water Week includes seminars, lectures, and networking events provided for students to learn and interact with water researchers/scientists, professors and the community itself.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016

Tour of Woodward Wastewater Treatment Plant

When: October 24, 2016 @ 1-3pm;

Where: Meet outside IAHS to catch a bus to this tour

Boreal Burning! Managing Wildfire in an Era of Climate Change & Drought

When: October 24, 2016 @ 6-9pm

Where: McMaster Innovation Park, Conference Rm 1

Discussions on recent wildfire disasters (Fort McMurray, 2016). This lecture will target on protection of human health, property and economic activity from wildfire.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016

Interdisciplinary Water Research Seminars

When: October 25, 2016 @ 1-4pm

Where: Celebration Hall (KTH 113)

There will be speakers from the faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Engineering and Health Science talking about different topics from water and peace and will target the health aspects of drinking water.

EXPLOR Career Night

When: October 25, 2016 @ 6-8pm

Where: Celebration Hall (KTH 113)

Chat with professionals in an informal setting to take about water week. Great opportunity for networking and looking into career opportunities

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016

Water-related Disasters & Sustainable Development

When: October 26, 2016 @ 5-7pm

Where: Convocation Hall (UH 213)

Dr. Vladimir Smakhtin will talk about the Sustainable Development Goals 2030. Dr. Nidhi Naganhatla will discuss about ecosystems. Both talks will have a global outlook with regional examples.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016

Open Lab Tours

When: October 27, 2016

Where: JHE lobby

PROJECT: ICE documentary screening & expert panel

When: October 27, 2016 @ 7-10pm

Where: HSC-1A1

Panel will feature filmmaker, researchers and policy makers. Pizza is provided to attendees!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016

Student Research Showcase

When: October 28, 2016 @ 2-4pm Where: KTH 113

Awards and Closing Ceremony When: October 28, 2016 @ 5-8pm Where: Celebration Hall (KTH 113)

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