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.
Screening of “The Balanced Equation”
- Location: UW-Milwaukee Union Building, Wisconsin room
Wisconsin Walk for Water
- 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 414-227-3121
There is now a website for this event. You can find the website here: wisconsinwalkforwater.org