Water and Global Health researcher Banu Ormeci, pictured here wearing a jacket and a bright red shirt, is the new Jarislowsky Chair .

Carleton to Launch the Global Water Institute

Carleton University will launch the Global Water Institute at the Water Challenges and Solutions in the Americas Symposium on Aug. 16, 2017. With the support of the Jarislowsky Foundation, Carleton is addressing one of society’s most vexing challenges access to clean water and sanitation.

When: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

  • Symposium: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Global Water Institute Opening Ceremony and Reception:4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Carleton University, Richcraft Hall, 1125 Colonel By Drive.

Carleton’s Global Water Institute, the Inter-American Network of Academies of Science (IANAS) and the Royal Society of Canada are organizing the symposium. The symposium will host national focal points of the IANAS Water Program from 21 countries in the Americas.

The symposium will be followed by an opening ceremony and reception for the Global Water Institute. Members of the honorary advisory board will be welcomed to campus.

Banu Örmeci, professor and Jarislowsky Chair in Water and Global Health at Carleton, is hosting the eventÖrmeci is the symposium chair and National Focal Point for the IANAS Water Program in Canada.

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