On 8 April, McMaster University, the Philomathia Foundation, and the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) will present the 2014 Philomathia Water Forum. The topic will be “21st-Century Water Security Challenges For Society And Science”.
Water security is a defining challenge in the 21st century, spanning multiple dimensions from drinking water and food production to climate risks and economic growth in international rivers. This distinguished lecture will outline pressing water security challenges for society at multiple scales from the local to global.
Professor David Grey (University of Oxford) will identify policy challenges to guide interdisciplinary science agendas, based on the lessons from 40 years as a water practitioner with field work in over 70 countries. His lecture will be followed by a panel of experts from McMaster University, UNU and regional partners who will discuss how scientists and practitioners are responding to these policy challenges in Canada and internationally.
For more information, see the event announcement on the UNU-INWEH website, or contact Dr. Dustin Garrick, Philomathia Chair In Water Policy And Research ().
Professor David Grey, of the University of Oxford, is Co-Chair of the OECD/Global Water Partnership Task Force on Water Security and Sustainable Growth.
The Atrium at McMaster Innovation Park
175 Longwood Road South, L8P 0A1
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada