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November 11th 2016:Solving the World's Water Problems

Globally, 1.2 billion people do not have access to clean water. Another 2.7 billion lose access to clean water for at least one month a year. The world’s water problems are getting worse, not better. But teams of scientists working to reverse the trends are nearing breakthroughs and raising hope that water borne disease, poisons buried in sediment, deadly floods, erosion, and environmental stress on water sources will be mitigated and/or diminished. On Wednesday, November 2nd UN Secretary General Ban-Ki-moon awarded eight leading researchers the 7th Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Pr

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Dr. Gary Parker

Gary Parker joined the faculty of the University of Illinois Environmental Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering group in the summer of 2005. He holds a 75 percent appointment in the Depart¬ment of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a 25 per¬cent appointment in the Department of Geology, where he is the W.H. Johnson Professor of Geology.
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Dr. Shafiqul Islam

Dr. Shafiqul Islam is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Water Diplomacy and First Bernard M. Gordon Senior Faculty Fellow in Engineering at Tufts University. Islam’s extensive academic and research career has concentrated on measuring and developing models that create actionable solutions to the world’s water issues.
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Dr. Webster is a professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a consultant with the World Bank and chief scientist at the Climate Forecast Applications Network.
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Dr. Tissa H. Illangasekare

Dr. Illangasekare is an AMAX Endowed Distinguished Chair of Environmental Sciences and Engineering and Professor of Civil Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, as well as the Founding Director of the Center for the Experimental Study of Subsurface Environmental Processes.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio 24/11/2017 09:00 24/11/2017 10:00 Go Green Radio https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio Globally, 1.2 billion people do not have access to clean water. Another 2.7 billion lose access to clean water for at least one month a year. The world’s water problems are getting worse, not better. But teams of scientists working to reverse the trends are nearing breakthroughs and raising hope that water borne disease, poisons buried in sediment, deadly floods, erosion, and environmental stress on water sources will be mitigated and/or diminished. On Wednesday, November 2nd UN Secretary General Ban-Ki-moon awarded eight leading researchers the 7th Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water in recognition of innovations and inventions they have developed to address the world’s urgent water problems. Today we will speak with four of the award winners: Dr. Shafiqul Islam from Tufts University; Dr. Gary Parker of the University of Illinois; Dr. Peter Webster of the Georgia Institute of Technology; and Dr. Dr. Tissa H. Illangasekare of the Colorado School of Mines. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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