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Another Drop January 2015

For the January 2015 Another Drop Seminar Series, the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) is pleased to announce its next free, public lecture: Dr. Ken G. Drouillard speaking on the topic of Sustainable Water Management of the Three Gorges Reservoir, China!

Seminar Topic

The CCTW’s Role in Addressing Sustainable Water Management of the Three Gorges Reservoir

The Three Gorges Dam is one of the world’s largest hydraulic engineering projects used to generate and supply electrical power, control flooding, and provide a source of water, via diversions, to the north of China where water is limited. Situated on the Yangtze River, the reservoir is the second largest in the world. The Yangtze River itself supports 33% of agricultural production in China and is a critical resource and component to China’s water security. The China-Canada Three Gorges Water Science Centre (CCTW) was created as a coalition between Chinese and Canadian universities to generate a watershed approach to address water quality issues within the reservoir. This seminar will provide an overview of two sponsored reservoir projects, the vision of CCTW, and its future strategy to increase its expertise base through Canadian and Chinese institutional partnerships.


Dr. Ken G. Drouillard is a professor at the University of Windsor with the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) and the Department of Biological Sciences. He held an adjunct professor status with UNU-INWEH between 2008-2014 where he worked on UNU-projects in Dubai and the Caribbean related to environmental assessment and pollution control. He has 96 peer-reviewed publications and his H-factor is 24. Dr. Drouillard recently completed his sabbatical in China where he examined mercury issues within the Three Gorges Reservoir and how to integrate pollutants within the enhance monitoring program being generated by the CCTW.

Seminar Details

When?: Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Time?: 7:00pm

Where?: McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, L8P 0A1

Admission Cost?:  Absolutely free! Seating is limited, so please register your spot by emailing

Parking?: On-site parking is available free-of-charge after 5pm.

Do I need to be an environmental scientist to attend the Another Drop Seminars?: No, UNU-INWEH’s Another Drop Seminar Series was created as a means to help the general community understand key linkages/challenges on issues regarding water, environment, and health. Students and faculty from any field of study and all members of the community who are interested in the global water crisis are encouraged to attend. This seminar series is open to the public, and a great way to network with professionals and other like-minded individuals!

What will you gain?:  Lessons from leading practitioners working at the interface of climate science and policy in water management.

Where can I learn more about the Another Drop Seminar Series?:
Visit for more information.

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