Joan B. Rose — Q & A Panel

Event Date: February 21, 2019
Speaker: Joan B. Rose
Speaker Affiliation: Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research; College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Departments of Fisheries and Wildlife and Crops and Soil Sciences Michigan State University
Time: 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Location: Dean’s Auditorium, PFEN 241
Contact Name: Marsha Freeland
Contact Phone: +1 765 49-45341
Contact Email: mjfreeland@purdue.edu
Priority: Yes
School or Program: College of Engineering
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Protecting Drinking Water

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Water is critical to life, economic security, public safety and the vitality of communities worldwide. Both urban and rural communities require this precious resource. In recent years however, important failures in drinking water safety have been exposed prompting illness, loss of income, anxiety and people to relocate. Legionella, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, flame retardants, plastics byproducts, lead, copper, brain eating amoeba, the list goes on. This panel will provide insights into their thoughts of today’s drinking water protection and that of the future.

Moderator: Andrew Whelton, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Panelists:

  • Joan B. Rose, Water Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University in the Department of Fisheries & Wildlife and Plant, Soil and Microbiological Science
  • Ronald Turco, Professor and Department Head of Agronomy
  • Sara McMillan, Associate Professor of Agriculture and Biological Engineering
  • Ellen Wells, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, Purdue University
  • Zhi (George) Zhou, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Biography
 
Joan B. Rose holds the Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University in the Depts of Fisheries & Wildlife and Plant, Soil and Microbiological Science and currently leads the Global Water Pathogens Project in partnership with UNESCO, a Gates funded project with Uganda. www.waterpathogens.org; http://www.rose.canr.msu.edu/. She is the winner of the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.
 
She is the 2001 recipient of the Clarke Water Prize and has been awarded Honorary Citizenship in Singapore for her contributions to water quality, water education and Singapore’s water security 4-taps program. She recently was honored as the Recipient of The Michigan Environmental Council’s Helen & William Milliken Distinguished Service Award, 2018. Dr. Rose earned her B.Sc. and Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Arizona, Tucson and Masters from the University of Wyoming. She is an international expert in water microbiology, water quality and public health safety. She has published more than 300 manuscripts. Her work addresses the use of new molecular tools for surveying and mapping water pollution for recreational and drinking water, irrigation water, coastal and ballast waters; assessment of innovative water treatment technology for the developed and developing world; and use of quantitative microbial risk assessment.

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