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Academy Town Square: Water Futures

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Academy as we look toward the future of water.

Join the Academy of Natural Sciences as we look toward the future of water — considering community resilience in relation to this fundamental element of human and ecological health. What are the key issues that we need to remain focused upon? What challenges do we see on the horizon? How do we keep the water flowing?  

This program marks the Academy’s transition from Water Year 2022 to Biodiversity Year 2023.

Moderator: Sharon Walker, PhD, Dean, College of Engineering; Distinguished Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering; Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, Drexel University


  • Jerald Fagliano, PhD, Clinical Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University
  • Mira Olson, PhD, Associate Professor, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering;Co-founder and Director of Technical Extension of the newly established Peace Engineering program, Drexel University
  • Christopher Sales, Associate Professor, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department, Drexel University


January 25
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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