Water is Life
Please join us for our spring symposium “Water is life” where faculty from across the university share their research and insights into water under the One Health umbrella.
Opening speaker Sharon Megdal aims to bridge the academic, practitioner and civil society communities through water policy and management research, education and engagement programs. She will address “One Water, OneHealth, One Earth” which highlights the OneHealth idea of using and reusing water to meet human and environmental needs.
Our keynote speaker is John H. Postlethwait, professor of biology at the University of Oregon’s Institute of Neuroscience, who will discuss integrating human, animal, and environmental health using fish as models.
One Health is an approach that recognizes the interconnections in health and wellness among people, animals, plants, and our shared environment. It integrates expertise in human, animal, and environmental health to improve health outcomes, better respond to public health challenges, assure safe and healthy food and water, and protect global health security.