Keynote Address at Northwestern’s Eighth Annual Water Symposium

May 8, 2024

Water Innovation for Wet and Dry Lands: Between the Great Lakes and the Middle East

Northwestern’s Eighth Annual Symposium on Water in Israel and the Middle East

A two-day event featuring local and global experts discussing water innovation and solutions for wet and dry lands.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Northwestern Campus, Evanston

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Reception

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Opening Session

Keynote Address (speaker pending confirmation)


Thursday, May 9, 2024

Gleacher Center, Chicago

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Speaker Sessions

Session I

Dr. Ignasi Palou-Rivera, Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer, RAPID Manufacturing Institute

Dr. Meltem Urgun Demirtas, Principal Environmental Engineer, Applied Materials Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Brian Chaplain, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, UIC

Session II

Dr. Linda Lee, Professor of Environmental Chemistry, Department of Agronomy & Professor of Environmental and Ecological Engineering Program Head, Purdue University

Dr. Hadas Ranaan Kiperwas, Researcher and Policy Adviser, Environmental Health and Water Reuse, Mekorot-Israel’s National Water Co.

Prof. Vinayak Dravid, Abraham Harris Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern Presented by the Northwestern Center for Water Research, the Northwestern Israel Innovation Project, and Current.

To register for the Chicago event, please visit the May 9, 2024 listing.