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Professor Jamie Bartram speaks in Brisbane

Renowned Professor Jamie Bartram, Director of The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina (USA) and expert in the water-health nexus, will speak in a public seminar in Brisbane on 1 December 2015.

Professor Bartram will share his expertise and insights into the global water and health agendas, the challenges and outcomes of the Millennium Development Goals, the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their meaning for developed countries like Australia. The SDGs are part of the UN's 2030 development agenda adopted recently at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York. 

International WaterCentre (IWC), in collaboration with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), is delighted to have secured renowned Professor Jamie Bartram from The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina for a public seminar in Brisbane on 1st December at 3:30 pm at Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland (Download the map)


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Professor Jamie Bartram

Professor Bartram works at the interfaces of water (including sanitation and hygiene) and health – especially the links between science, policy and practice, in both developing and developed countries. Prior to taking on founding Directorship of The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina, he headed up the World Health Organisation’s units ‘Assessing and Managing Environmental Risks to Health’ and ‘Water, Sanitation and Health’ at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and was Chair of UN-Water.

His interests include technologies for urban sanitation renewal; management systems for drinking-water safety and rural drinking-water supply; emerging issues (including water scarcity and climate change) and their impacts on system sustainability; health system activities on water and sanitation; and sector capacity issues such as monitoring, the costs and impacts of interventions and effective regulation and financing. Professor Bartram is author of more than 80 academic papers; author or editor of 49 books and author of more than 50 book chapters. Read more...

The Water Institute at UNC

IWC and The Water Institute at UNC have collaborated over many years on a number of projects. Both organisations are currently working together on two prominent water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects coordinated by the IWC under the Australian Government's Australian Development Research Award (ADRA) scheme:


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