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May 24, 2023

Faculty and students from the Water Institute attended this year's landmark UN Water Conference, including to launch the Global Lead Free Water Pledge at a side event. Read about the experiences and reflections of three Water Institute and Gillings School of Global Public Health doctoral students who attended this ‘once-in-a-generation’ event.

May 17, 2023

In its Spring 2023 issue Carolina Public Health highlights how the Water Institute aims to solve global water insecurity through complex international partnerships and interdisciplinary research to improve public health. Read the full article to learn more about local, state and global initiatives the Water Institute has recently been involved with and insights from our leadership.

April 19, 2023

Congratulations to Water Institute faculty, Dr. Musa Manga, for receiving a 2023 Teaching Innovation Award! These student-nominated awards honor faculty members who inspire students and enhance learning through the integration of new technologies and applications and the incorporation of interactive activities, creative methods and innovative curriculum ideas into the classroom. See here for more information on the award and Dr. Manga’s contribution to student learning.

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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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