Professor Menachem Elimelech
   
YAAG Speaker Series at the Greenwich Library

Menachem Elimelech
Nor any Drop to Drink: The Global Challenge for Water Supply

Sunday, May 6, 2018
4:30-5:30pm
Refreshments to Follow Q&A
The Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library
101 West Putnam Ave.

 

Menachem Elimelech, Yale Professor and Director of the environmental engineering program, will discuss the serious challenges presented by water scarcity and the lack of safe drinking water in the twenty-first century. Water — the most vital element of life — is becoming perilously scarce. 
This presentation will cover the extent of water scarcity worldwide, the challenges of providing adequate water supply for many regions in the world, and technological solutions to augment water supply via seawater desalination and wastewater reuse. 

The global challenge for adequate and safe water supply will be illustrated through several cases in California, Israel, and sub-Saharan Africa. Drawing from these cases, it is shown that global water challenges involve complex technological, societal, cultural, and political aspects.

This event is free of charge thanks to contributions made by the
supporting members of the Yale Alumni Association of Greenwich.

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Professor Elimelech is the Roberto Goizueta Professor at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University. He founded Yale's environmental engineering program in 1998, for which he continues to serve as the director. His research focuses on emerging technologies for energy-efficient desalination and water purification. Professor Elimelech is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

Event Information
EVENT DATE:
Sunday, May 6 2018 at 4:30pm [ iCal ]
LOCATION:
Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library
101 West Putname Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
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