Dr. Deborah L. Swackhamer, an environmental chemistry professor in the School of Public Health, co-director of the Water Resources Center, and holder of the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute's Charles M. Denny Jr. Chair in Science, Technology, and Public Policy, is passionate about freshwater resources and sustainability. Her lecture will provide an overview of the stresses to the planet's rivers, lakes, streams and groundwater reserves. In addition, she will present the good news - that concern for our finite water supply is beginning to take center stage in town halls and legislative chambers, and that each of us has the power to make a difference everyday. Swackhamer received the 2007 Harvey G. Rogers Award from the Minnesota Public Health Association, and the prestigious Founders Award from the international Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry for lifetime achievement in environmental sciences in 2009. Swackhamer is currently Chair of the Science Advisory Board of the US Environmental Protection Agency.
The event is next Thursday, November 4th at 4p.m. in the Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center. You must RSVP for the event, and you can do so here.