Tuesday, February 26, 2008

World Water Day, March 27, 2008

Continuing on the theme of adequate clean water supplies touched upon by Imam Johari and myself at the last dinner, I wanted to share the upcoming event:

World Water Day

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2008
Location: Koshland Science Museum
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Cost: $8/$5 for students
Age Range: 13+

Participate in World Water Day with an in-depth look at safe drinking water and why it is essential. Roland Steiner and other experts will discuss the status of the local water supply, effects on regional water demand, and implications for global distribution.

Roland C. Steiner, Ph.D., P.E., serves as the Regional Water and Wastewater Manager at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). Prior to this position, he worked at the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin for 17 years on issues involving water supply, water quality, and associated land resources for the Washington, DC metropolitan area. In previous positions, he worked in England and Wales for national and regional water and wastewater management agencies, and taught Mathematics at the University of Baltimore. He is a Professional Engineer in Maryland, and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Works Association, and Water Environment Federation. Dr. Steiner is a member of the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Research Council.

Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Contact the Koshland Science Museum at 202-334-1201 or ksm@nas.edu for tickets.

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