World Water Day: The Water-Energy Nexus: From Global to Local

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Date(s) - 03/18/2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

McMaster Innovation Park - Conference Room A/B


The United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health is hosting a panel event as part of their Another Drop lecture series.

Speakers for Panel Event:

  • Emma Quillerou (UNU-INWEH)
  • Michael Theodoulou (Anaergia Inc.)
  • Dan McKinnon (City of Hamilton)

Water purification requires energy and energy production requires water. Water and
energy are not only both closely interconnected and interdependent with choices
and actions in one domain positively or negatively affecting the other, but combined
together, they impact on sanitation and food production. As the “bottom billion”
continue to urgently need access to water, electricity, sanitation and food, understanding
the interlinkages and synergies between water and energy to alleviate poverty should
be a priority. Water and energy is therefore the theme for this year’s World Water Day
on March 22.

This panel event will focus on the water-energy nexus and linkages to food security
and health issues. Panelists will draw from examples from across the world to illustrate
these linkages such as the current development of a Ugandan strategy for wastewater
reuse and the City of Hamilton’s biogas initiative to achieve zero-net-energy use.

Please RSVP to!  Free parking and refreshments!

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World Water Day: The Water-Energy Nexus: From Global to Local