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Global Water Institute to launch at Ottawa’s Carleton University


August 15, 2017
By Ground Water Canada

Ottawa – Carleton University will launch the Global Water Institute at the Water Challenges and Solutions in the Americas Symposium on Aug. 16 to address the issue of access to clean water and sanitation.

The symposium, which takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Carleton University, Richcraft Hall, will be followed by the Global Water Institute Opening Ceremony and Reception from 4 to 6 p.m.

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

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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, will host the event. Örmeci is also the symposium chair and National Focal Point for the IANAS Water Program in Canada.