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For the March 2014 Another Drop Seminar Series lecture, the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) is pleased to announce its next free, public lecture: Emma Quillerou, Michael Theodoulou, and Dan McKinnon speaking on the topic of Water and Energy! 

Seminar Topic:  

World Water Day 2014:
The Water-Energy Nexus: From Global to Local

Water purification requires energy and energy production requires water. Water and energy are not only both closely interconnected and interdependent with choices and actions in one domain positively or negatively affecting the other, but combined together, they impact on sanitation and food production. As the “bottom billion” continue to urgently need access to water, electricity, sanitation and food, understanding the interlinkages and synergies between water and energy to alleviate poverty should be a priority. Water and energy is therefore the theme for this year’s World Water Day on March 22. This panel event will focus on the water-energy nexus and linkages to food security and health issues. Panelists will draw from examples from across the world to illustrate these linkages such as the current development of a Ugandan strategy for wastewater reuse and the City of Hamilton’s biogas initiative to achieve zero-net-energy use.


  • Emma Quillerou (UNU-INWEH)
  • Michael Theodoulou (Anaergia Inc.)
  • Dan McKinnon (City of Hamilton)

Seminar Details

When?: Tuesday March 18th, 2014

Time?: 7:00pm

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

What Room?: Conference Room A&B (located near the Atrium)

Admission Cost?:  Absolutely free! Seating is limited, so please register your spot by emailing Refreshments will be served.

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.

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

For more details, view the flyer below!

Another Drop World Water Day 2014 POSTER