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March 7, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Biological Sciences #1167 | Map
5047 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

The Earth and Environmental Science Seminar Series presents:  "Human Dimensions of the Urban Water Innovation Network" with Dr. Elizabeth Mack, PhD, Assistant Professor of Economic Geography in the Department of Geography, the Environment, and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University. She obtained her PhD in Geography from Indiana University and an MA in Applied Economics from University of Cincinnati.  Her work focuses on business location and entrepreneurship, water systems, and sustainable economic development. Current work on urban water systems analyzes the affordability of water services for end-users, and changes in spending behavior in response to water price increases..

Abstract:  Global water systems are faced with a range of coupled natural-human pressures ranging from severe drought and flooding to the decline of manmade water infrastructure. Researchers within the multi-institutional NSF-funded Urban Water Innovation Network (U-WIN) are dedicated to studying pressures on water systems in order to design equitable and inclusive solutions that enhance community preparedness to water crises. Human pressures on urban water systems are a predominant feature of this research network. This presentation will discuss multiple projects within this network dealing with human pressures on water demand, as well as human responses to changing water resource levels and the cost of water services. 

For more information about this event, please contact Shirley A Papuga at 3135779436 or shirley.papuga@wayne.edu.