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Meet the Faculty

Jennifer Tank Jennifer Tank is the Galla Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, and Director of the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative. Dr. Tank...

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Meet the Speaker

Irene Ngunjiri ​​Dr. Irene Ngunjiri is the Acting Director of the Strathmore University Water Governance and Innovation Hub. She holds a PhD in Regional and Urban Governance...

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Water Diplomacy and Stability

Gabriel Mitchell (Notre Dame) and Dr. Daniel Blumenthal (Department of Energy (DOE) Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem) in conversation about water diplomacy between Israel...

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Law and Politics

Water and the West

Professor Bruce Huber of Notre Dame Law School on Tuesday, May 2019, at ASU Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, on the topic “Water and the West.” Water issues loom large...

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Religion and Philosophy

From ‘Option for the Poor’ to Option By the Poor: Flint’s Water and the Problem of Political Will

Lack of political will can be seen when a moral truth about social justic is clear and persuasive, but people fail to take action because they are not invested. Lisa Sowle Cahill,...

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Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) insecurity will exacerbate the toll of COVID-19 on women and girls in low-income countries

Ellis Adjei Adams, Yenupini Joyce Adams & Christa Koki ABSTRACTThe novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is having a significant global impact on livelihoods, health, and...

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Meet the Guest Speaker: Dr. Robert Nerenberg

Dr. Robert Nerenberg is a Professor at the Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. The Nerenberg research group focuses on biological processes for...

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Science and Technology

Gear treated with ‘forever chemicals’ poses risk to firefighters

Firefighters face occupational hazards on a daily basis. Now, new research shows they face additional risk just by gearing up. Fabric used for firefighter turnout gear tested...

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Meet the Other Guest Speakers

Ignacio Vargas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering. His specialties include: environmental engineering, microbial fuel cells,...

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Additional Resources

COVID-19 and water access in Sub-Saharan Africa: Ghana’s free water directive may not benefit water insecure households by Sarah L. Smiley , Benjamin D. Agbemor , Ellis A. Adams...

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View the Live Virtual Event

View the discussion recorded on Wednesday, February 9 with Dr. Jackline Oluoch-Aridi, Director of Notre Dame’s presence in Nairobi, Kenya and special guest Environmental Policy...