Presenter: Mumbi Kimani Water scarcity is one of the major problems facing many countries. South Africa is a water scarce country and the gap between supply and demand has been increasing. Urbanization has been on the rise, by 2017 almost two thirds of South African's lived in urban areas. This influx has seen cities like the City of Cape Town struggle to cope with increasing water demand. The recent drought in Cape Town triggered a water crisis leading to the city declaring a date “day zero” on which it would turn off the city's taps.
Mort Webster, Professor of Energy Engineering, John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering gives a talk on work being done on Modeling Hydroelectric Generation for Large-Scale Regional Electricity Grid Resilience Studies: Methods and Challenges. Food and beverages will be served. Also available via Zoom: https://psu.zoom.us/j/440746219
The Arboretum at Penn State is pleased to invite the public to attend a seminar by Stacy Levy, the artist who designed the Ridge and Valley sculpture in the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens. The inspiration for this educational work of art was the desire to celebrate rainwater and its importance to all life.
Ms. Levy’s academic training was in sculpture, forestry, and architecture. Her environmentally-focused installations have been showcased across the country.
We are calling for abstracts for the 13th Susquehanna River Symposium which will take place on Oct. 26-27, 2018 at Bucknell University in the Elaine Langone Center. The symposium is a great way to share your projects with others who are also working in the Mid-Atlantic watersheds. The symposium is free and open to the public; no registration is required.