McMaster Water Week celebrates water and water-related research

Phragmites and water quality research at Long Point, Ontario with Pat Chow-Fraser, department of biology. Photo by: Kevin Patrick Robbins.

The McMaster Water Network is hosting McMaster Water Week from Nov. 20-23. The free annual event is a celebration of water and water-related research taking place at McMaster. Faculty, students, community partners and the public are invited to attend and learn more about water science, technology and policy to deliver global and local impacts.

Events include special lectures, a career night, a documentary screening, and a student research showcase.

November 20

  • Keynote lecture by Dr. Jay Famiglietti, Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing and Executive Director of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Research Showcase, including students from McMaster, Waterloo and Wilfred Laurier. It will be hosted by the Global Water Futures Young Professionals.

November 21

  • Career Night: students are invited to network with professionals working in a variety of water-related fields.

November 22

  • Community Fair: hosted by several Hamilton-based environmental organizations. The event will highlight the diverse community groups in Hamilton engaged in water-related issues.

November 23

  • Documentary screening and panel.

The Water Network Student Chapter (MWNSC) brings together students from all faculties of McMaster University to strengthen water-related research and interests. MWNSC provides resources and opportunities to students to help further develop interest in water-related topics and organizations.

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