On December 15th, 2011, the inaugural speaker in the Water Diplomacy Seminar Series was Dr. Ed Olowo-Okere, Director of Core Operations Services for the Africa Region, the World Bank. Dr. Olowo-Okere presented “Meeting Africa’s Water Challenge, the Time is Now” on behalf of Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, Vice President of the Africa Region, the World Bank.
The presentation can be viewed online. The Seminar Series features lectures from distinguished water professionals semi-annually. The next speaker will be announced during the Spring 2012 semester.
The Water Diplomacy Seminar Series is sponsored, in part, by the National Science Foundation (NSF) via an IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) grant (NSF 0966093) titled IGERT: Water Across Boundaries – Integration of Science, Engineering, and Diplomacy and a RCN-SEES (Research Coordination Network for Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability) grant (NSF-1140163) titled RCN-SEES – A Global Water Diplomacy Network.