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  • Water Challenges in Puerto Rico: Before & Beyond Hurricane Maria

    Join CGSW for a special #worldwaterday lecture and panel discussion.

    March 28, 2018

    4:00 p.m. Reception begins
    4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Presentation and panel discussion

    Lawrence P. and Ann Estes Klamon Room,  Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Rollins School of

    Join us for an interactive session of presentations and discussions about the water situation in Puerto Rico featuring:

    Carl A. Soderberg, P.E. –  Graduate of Georgia Tech and a licensed engineer in Puerto Rico who has has spent 45 yrs. in environmental protection, including 24 yrs. at the US EPA and 16 yrs. in the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board.  Mr. Soderberg will discuss the water resource issues in Puerto Rico, including fresh water availability, assimilative capacity of rivers and streams, water hyacinths and many more characteristics of water in Puerto Rico before and after Hurricane Maria.

    Juan Villeta-Trigo, Ph.D. – Economist who is the founding member of the Puerto Rico Water and Health Institute at the School of Environmental Affairs of the Metropolitan University of Puerto Rico.  Dr. Villeta-Trigo will discuss the economic impacts of the 2015 drought in Puerto Rico.

    Ashley Andujar, MHSA – CDC Health Communications Specialist who was deployed to Puerto Rico after the emergency to coordinate health communication messaging regarding waterborne disease risks.

    This event is open to the public. Free parking is available after 4pm in the Micheal Street Parking deck

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