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September 18, 2023

Water Institute's team member and graduate student Anushka Banerjee was recently interviewed by Gillings Global School of Public Health about her work and interests including at the Institute. Read the full interview here.

August 18, 2023

From India to Flint, Michigan, Water Institute researcher Siddhartha Roy has seen what happens when water resources are insufficient and is pushing to drastically reduce lead in drinking water by 2040. A new Endeavors feature article "Safe Water for All" explores Sid's experiences and insights from his previous work in Flint, and his current leadership on global lead-free initiatives and research within the Water Institute.

August 9, 2023

Congratulations to Water Institute's Siddhartha Roy on being selected to be part of Obama Foundation's inaugural cohort of 100 United States leaders and change-makers. The Obama Foundation Leaders USA program is a six-month leadership development program that seeks to inspire, empower, and connect emerging leaders across the country. Read more about Sid's accomplishments here:

2023 UNC Water and Health Conference

Monday, October 23, 2023

Latest annual UNC Water and Health Conference

Global Handwashing Day

Sunday, October 15, 2023

A global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of handwashing as an effective way to prevent diseases and save lives.

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From our knowledge hub

The Knowledge Hub is the place to find all of our publications, reports, digests, briefs, manuals, webinars, videos and any shareable product that has been produced by the Water Institute.

AAD Sisco Memorial Forum Preserving Life: Climate Change, Water and Diplomacy
Ensuring India’s Water Security
Environment, Peace, and Conflict: Opportunities and Risks for the New Administration

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