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March 17, 2023

Congratulations to Water Institute faculty, Dr. Musa Manga, on receiving the 2023 Global Engineering Professional Award recognizing his commitment to engineering for improved livelihoods worldwide! This annual award is sponsored by University of Colorado – Boulder’s Mortenson Center in Global Engineering & Resilience. Read all about Dr. Manga’s achievements here.

February 15, 2023

Abstracts for the UNC Water Institute 2023 Water and Health Conference are now being accepted through April 28, 2023.

December 1, 2022

Experts from Research Triangle Institute (RTI) have shared their thoughtful insights on the 2022 UNC Water and Health Conference. Similarly, event participants from IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre have shared highlights of their activities during the conference. If you have similar reflections or lessons learned, please send them to us!

2023 Abstracts Portal open!

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

2023 Water and Health Conference Abstracts Portal Open for Submissions

UNC Water and Health Conference Abstract Workshop #1

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

UNC Water and Health Conference Abstract Workshop #1

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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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