• Pictured: A resettlement village near a new hydropower reservoir in Laos, captured during Teresa Culver's work to investigate the control of malaria via reservoir operations.

    Below is the event calendar for the current academic year. You can also  review past events from the Global Water Initiative.


    Wednesday April 18, 5:30 pm film (6:45 pm panel discussion)
    Jefferson Maddison Regional Library, McIntire Room
    Screening of “What Lies Upstream”
    followed by panel discussion with Cale Jaffe (we co-sponsor)

    16 April, time TBA, Darden School of Business Room 50
    World Water Symposium — Impact Investing in Water: The Ecologist, Investor and Broker Perspective, featuring:

    Andrea Barrios, Rockefeller Foundation

    Disque Deane, founder, Water Asset Management

    Brian Richter, Sustainable Waters

    Kevin Schuyler, Cornerstone Partners

    13 April, 1–3 p.m., Brooks Hall Commons
    Marama Muru-Lanning (University of Auckland, Anthropology, Director of James Henare Maori Research Center)
    Speaks on Tupuna Awa: People and Politics of the Waikato River as part of Panel on Community Care for Country


    31 March, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., meet at Westminster Presbyterian Church
    Beta Bridge Stream Cleanup, World Water Events

    22 March, 5 p.m., Clark Hall 107
    Screening of Ocean Cities, a documentary by Professor Tim Beatley, for World Water Events


    16 February, 2-3:15 p.m., Olsson Hall 120
    Keynote Address, World Water Events, Professor  Lex Van Geen, Columbia University

    13 February, 3:30–4:30 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Building 205
    Engineering Job Talk With Julie Quinn: Designing Multireservoir Operations to Manage Food-Energy-Water Tradeoffs in Multipurpose River Basins

    1 February, 3:30 p.m., Clark Hall 108
    Paul Bukavecas, Virginia Commonwealth University


    16 November, Monroe Hall 134
    Water Research Workshop with Band Lawrence (Environmental Science) and Molly Lipscomb (Batten Policy School)

    3 November, Monroe Hall 134
    Water Research Workshop with Safa Montesharei (Maryland), and Salvi Asefi Najafabadi (GWI postdoc)


    25 October
    Damming Eden, Water Security in Turkey, Syria and Iraq by Julia Harte (Reuters)

    20 October
    Water Research Workshop With Geoff Geise and Chris Gratien

    6 October
    Frank Wolak (Stanford), organized by the Batten Public Policy Center


    22 September
    Water Research Workshop, Climate Change and Water with Deborah Lawrence