IRES Seminar Series
Time: 12:30-1:30 pm
Location: AERL Theatre (room 120), 2202 Main Mall
Drinking Water Issues in Small and Rural Communities: Is There a Solution?
Abstract: Ensuring safe drinking water in smaller and aboriginal communities has long been recognized as a priority for many researchers, NGOs, and government organizations. However, many conventional strategies and programs have not produced sustainable results and there are increasing numbers of communities facing challenging water issues. This talk focuses on highlighting some of these challenges and provides an analysis on some of the relevant innovations and initiatives towards a better solution in this area.
Bio: Dr. Madjid Mohseni is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. His research focuses on drinking water quality and treatment with particular emphasis on novel and chemical free processes. He is the (co)author of over 100 refereed publications and a number of industrial reports and book chapters. Dr. Mohseni is currently the Scientific Director of RES’EAU-WaterNET, a multi-disciplinary strategic network funded by NSERC and partners from industry, communities, government and NGOs, focusing on the development of affordable solutions to drinking water challenges of small and rural, and aboriginal communities.