Roosevelt University’s Chicago Campus will host a public lecture by alumnus Damon Williams (BS, ’69 physics) on Tuesday, September 29 at 4 p.m. in the Wabash Building, Room 616. Though Chicago is located on Lake Michigan and thus has an excellent municipal water source (for the most part), we do not have an unlimited supply and thus need to find better ways to conserve our freshwater resources and improve the quality of the wastewater we treat and release in our Chicago area waterways.
Williams, a civil engineer who has had a successful career as a water/wastewater management professional, most recently in Phoenix AZ, will discuss wastewater treatment, water recycling, urban water conservation in arid environments, current drought and conservation measures in California, and what those issues can teach us about how we use (and abuse) water in Chicago.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served (but no bottled water — only Chicago tap!). For more information, contact Professor Mike Bryson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Professor and Director of the Sustainability Studies Program.
This event is co-sponsored by RU’s Sustainability Studies Program and the Department of Physical Resources. Click here for a pdf version of the event flier.