Conference Explores Water Quality

Water quality in the Great Lakes was the topic of a daylong conference at Purdue University–Calumet last fall.

The event, organized by the Water Institute at Purdue University–Calumet, in collaboration with the Center for the Environment and the Energy Center featured presentations by faculty from across the colleges of Engineering and Agriculture, and from Argonne National Laboratory.

Ashok Gadgil, senior staff scientist and deputy director of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, delivered the keynote address titled, “Global Water Solutions through Technology: Affordable Safe Drinking Water for Poor Communities in the Developing Countries.”

Gadgil, who is also a professor of civil and environmental engineering at UC Berkeley, is known for interdisciplinary and diverse research on energy and environmental issues in the developing world.