Lunchtime Talk: Music, Citizen Engagement & Water Resource Management
Weinstein International Center Commons
A panel of experts and Nile Project founder discuss civic engagement and water management issues.
Join the Modlin Center for a free lunchtime panel with the Nile Project. Human life depends on the availability and quality of water to sustain our health, grow our food, power our homes with electricity, and stimulate our economies. However, due to overpopulation, increased demand for food, climate change and pollution, as much as two-thirds of the world’s citizens may face water-stressed conditions by 2025. Using the Nile River basin and our James River watershed as regional and local case studies, Nile Project founder Mina Girgis, faculty scholars, and community experts will discuss innovative approaches to collaboration around water issues. Free Event. Lunch will be provided.
With guest speakers:
Dr. Todd Lookingbill, Associate Professor & Chair, UR Geography & Environment Studies
Rob Andrejewski, Director of Sustainability, UR
Patrick Bradley, Water Quality Manager, City of Richmond DPU
Jamie Brunkow, Lower James Riverkeeper, James River Association
Mina Girgis, Nile Project Founder & Executive Director
About the Nile Project
The Nile Project is a nonprofit working to transform the water conflict in the Nile Basin from a hyper-political argument to a uniting conversation. Through cross-cultural musical collaborations, youth leadership development, and a network focusing on food sustainability, the Nile Project addresses the cultural and environmental challenges at the root of the Nile conflict. The project seeks to inspire, inform and empower Nile citizens to collaboratively sustain their shared ecosystem.