Water Sustainability Scholar Community

Together with the Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research, Education and Outreach at the University of Pittsburgh, and The Water Institute of the Gulf, Pitt Honors will collaborate on research and experiential projects on the issues of water sustainability.

In November, there will be an open digital dialogue between partners linked by the Mississippi River to understand the critical issues of water quality and hypoxia within the Gulf of Mexico and how it relates to the natural sciences, social responsibility of business, data collection and sharing, public policy, and public health. The overarching goal of this event is to set an agenda for future research, projects and collaborations on the key issues facing water sustainability with a special focus on the critical issue of hypoxia as it impacts water resources within Southwestern Pennsylvania, the Gulf Region, and nationally.  

Upcoming events:

Pitt Honors Faculty Commons
Water Sustainability Scholar Community Faculty Kickoff
Nov. 6, 4-5 p.m.

(For faculty) Initial gathering for those interested in learning more about the Water Sustainable Scholar Community sponsored by the Pitt Honors. Please join us for a conversation with Emily Elliot, Director, Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory, Professor, Department of Geology & Environmental Science, and Justin Ehrenwerth, President and CEO of the Water Institute of the Gulf. The discussion will be moderated by Aurora Sharrard, Director of Sustainability. Get a sneak preview of all the exciting special events lined up for this year. All Pitt faculty are welcome, and no previous experience in water is required! Email everettherman@pitt.edu for the meeting link.

Three Rivers to the Gulf Opening Dialogue
Nov. 12, 4 p.m. EST
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Join the live Microsoft Teams stream at pi.tt/waterdialogue

(For students, faculty and staff) A keynote presentation will be given by Nancy Rabalais, Ph.D, that will offer a call to action to mitigate the environmental ramifications of hypoxia, zones that are inhospitable to marine life, in the Gulf of Mexico. Currently a faculty member at Louisiana State University, Dr. Rabalais has earned some incredible accolades for an expansive career in research including a Heinz Award in 2011 and a MacArthur Fellowship in 2012. The presentation serves as a kickoff event to the UHC Water Sustainability Scholar Community and is co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory for Water Research, Education, and Outreach and the Water Institute of the Gulf.