Dr. Murali Vedula to host World Water Day at UW-Milwaukee

Dr. Murali Vedula will be hosting events at UW-Milwaukee on Saturday, March 24 to celebrate World Water Day. The events will begin at 10am in the UWM Union Building, Wisconsin Room with a screening of the locally produced documentary on the world water crisis called The Balanced Equation. The Balanced Equation was made by three teenage filmmakers from Racine, Wisconsin who traveled to developing countries to learn about six different point-of-use water filtration and chemical treatment systems. The film will be introduced by the Dean of the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences, Dr. David Garman.

Following the screening will be the “Wisconsin Walk for Water” at noon. The walk will begin outside the Linwood plant just north of Bradford Beach and will end at the Lakeshore State Park. The total distance of the planned walk is about three miles. In many parts of the world, people must travel several miles to acquire water to bring home in buckets. Attendees of the Wisconsin Walk for Water may choose to cary a bucket full of water during the walk to simulate this arduous task during the walk.

Event Details:

Screening of “The Balanced Equation”

  • 10am
  • Location: UW-Milwaukee Union Building, Wisconsin room

Wisconsin Walk for Water

  • Noon
  • Location: Outside Milwauke Water Works Linwood Plant at 3000 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive
  • End at Lakeshore State Park

For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Murali Vedula. mvedula@uwm.edu   414-227-3121

UPDATE (3/19/12):

There is now a website for this event. You can find the website here: wisconsinwalkforwater.org

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The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States, was established in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With more than 150 water technology companies in the Milwaukee area, the region’s water industry is a $10.5 billion dollar market and accounts for four percent of the world’s total water business. The non-profit organization is linking together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, acclaimed academic research programs and, most importantly, some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic professionals. The Water Council is capturing the attention of the world and transforming the Milwaukee region into a World Water Hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. The Water Council is located in the Global Water Center at 247 W. Freshwater Way, Suite 500, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
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