Northwestern’s Eighth Annual Water Symposium

May 9, 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.

Thursday, May 9

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

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, Israel Innovation Project, and Current.

Wednesday, May 8
Northwestern Campus, Evanston
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Reception
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Opening Session

Keynote Address
*To register for the Evanston campus event, please visit the May 8th Keynote Address event page.