Argonne National Laboratory

"Argonne OutLoud" — the lab's public lecture series — highlights the cutting-edge research taking place at Argonne and topics of interest to the community at large. Lectures are free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.

** UPDATE: Due to overwhelming response, registrations for "The End of Water As We Know It" are no longer being accepted. If you were unable to reserve a spot to attend the event in person, you can tune in live via Argonne's live stream channel. **

We are witnessing the end of the golden age of water. Freshwater was once abundant, cheap and safe for humans, but that is changing rapidly. Couple that with the fact that over the next 35 years, the world’s demand for water will rise by 55 percent, and it’s no wonder that water technology and management figure to shape the 21st century, much like oil conflicts influenced the 20th century.

Access to clean water will affect everything from how our food is raised to how our economies function.

So how can we reshape a better future for water?

In his talk, Dr. Seth Darling will discuss how we got to this point, what lies ahead, and what can be done now to respond and adapt. He will also give an overview of the research Argonne is doing in this space, including innovative approaches to water treatment.

"The End of Water As We Know It"
Featuring Dr. Seth Darling, Argonne scientist and Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016
Theory and Computing Life Sciences Conference Center
(Bldg. 240)
Argonne National Laboratory

6:30-7:00 p.m.: Reception and scientific poster/display session
7:00-8:00 p.m.: Presentation and Q&A

The event is free, but advance registration is required.

We ask that guests not bring children younger than 8 years old.

Can’t attend in person? The event will be broadcast live on Argonne’s live stream channel.

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