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Our Three Year Review is now available online. This document summarizes The Water Institute’s work to address WaSH, health and development challenges through our research, networking and partnership development, knowledge and information management, and teaching efforts, during the 2010-11 to 2012-13 academic years.
The full agenda, including the side event schedule, for the Nexus 2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference is now available online. Registration is open for the Conference, to be held March 5-8, which comprises a variety of panel discussions, interactive and networking sessions, and research presentations aimed at increasing the dialog around Nexus issues.
We are grateful to the organizations that are sponsoring the Nexus Conference. Their commitment helps to ensure that the Conference is informative, stimulating and widely accessible.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
The early bird registration deadline for the 2014 Water Microbiology Conference: Microbial Contaminants from Watersheds to Human Exposure is March 31. The Conference, to be held May 5-9 in Chapel Hill, NC, USA, will be a forum for researchers and practitioners on the intersection of microbiology and public health. The broad themes for the Conference are: sources, exposure, analytical methods, and management and treatment. Proposals for side events are still being accepted and may be submitted through the Conference website.
We are now accepting abstracts for verbal and poster presentations at the 2014 Water and Health Conference. The Conference will be held October 13-17 in Chapel Hill, NC, USA. This year’s themes are:
It's with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of Ovik Banerjee, a Water Institute alum who passed away last week. Ovik was an exceptional student at UNC; a warm and well-liked person and a valued and valuable member of The Water Institute community. During his time with The Water Institute, Ovik was instrumental in our research on the vulnerability and preparedness of drinking water systems to climate-related hazardous events. He will be sorely missed by those who knew him and his loss is a loss to us all and to our communities at large.
Two Post-doctoral Researcher Opportunities: National Tribal Water Center & Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Two post-doctoral positions are available for energetic, motivated PhD scientists interested in working among American Indians and Alaska Natives. The first position involves investigating the associations between water-related disease and different types of sanitation facilities, such as latrines, modular bathrooms and in-home facilities on reservations. The second position seeks to determine the perceived value of water provided by water treatment systems and develop a behavior change program to increase the perceived value. These positions are funded for at least one year, with up to three years based on performance and availability of funding. Both positions will start as soon as possible.
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