Global Dialogues: Worsening Water Crisis - “Water Sustainability in Santiago, Chile"


Part six in the nine-part interactive series on "Global Dialogues: Worsening Water Crisis" hosted by Notre Dame International (NDI) on ThinkND features NDI staff from the Santiago Global Center and special guest speaker Prof. Robert Nerenberg who is a Professor at the Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. They will be discussing how population growth and climate change are increasing the need for more sustainable and energy-efficient water management technologies in Santiago, Chile.


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About the Series

Global Dialogues: The Worsening Water Crisis highlights the University’s global reach through research, activism, and local impact around the globe as a further exploration of what connects us in our Care for Our Common Home. From Mumbai to Santiago, participants will travel virtually each week to a different location around the world to learn about the global water crisis, including its accessibility, its impact on cities, and its importance to equity and food production. Participants will learn about research that is occurring with local partners, organizations, and governments that demonstrate the global impact of local interventions and collaborative projects, ultimately bringing people together to build a more sustainable and healthy future. This series also offers an opportunity to engage with international communities and learn about the impact of climate change from faculty experts at Notre Dame.

Sessions include:

  • Environmental Policy and governance in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Coastal Boulder Displacement on the West Coast of Ireland
  • Impact of Rise in Sea Level in Mumbai
  • The Water Crisis in Mexico City
  • Rivers and Tides: A Biography of the River Thames and The Sustainability of Rivers in London
  • Water Sustainability in Santiago, Chile
  • A New Parable for the Planet in Dublin
  • Offshore Energy and Climate Change, Jerusalem
  • Water, Soil, and Air, Rome

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