IC-IMPACTS WESTalks Webinar Series

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IC-IMPACTS WESTalks Seminar Series

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WESTalks is a collaborative initiative by IC-IMPACTS Student Engagement Committee (SEC) and the University of British Columbia’s Future Waters, and is being hosted jointly by students at UBC and McGill University. The combined network includes over 1000 research students and faculty members, working in water research across the globe.


  • 09:00 am Thursdays (Pacific time, in Vancouver)
  • Held over Zoom video
  • 20-30 minute presentation
  • 10-15 minutes of audience questions, curated by IC-IMPACTS SEC moderator


  • 09-Jul-20: Dr. Cristoph Luthi, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Sciences: Eawag - Emerging Solutions to Urban Sanitation in the Global South
  • 16-Jul-20: Prof. Mike Templeton, Imperial CollegeLondon - Pitfalls and Progress: Research to Move Towards Safe and Sustainable Sanitation for All
  • 23-Jul-20: Dr. Partick Mirindi, WHO - Challenges to reducing waterborne illness in developing communities and how you anticipate these challenges evolving in the coming decade
  • 30-Jul-20: Dr. Bob Andrews and Mike McKie, University of Toronto - Biofiltration and the future of the technology in the coming years
  • 07-Aug-20*: SEC Keynote (10:15 AM): Dr. Paul Westerhoff, Arizona Sate University - Modeling influence of upstream wastewater discharges on drinking water facilities
  • 13-Aug-20: Dr. Menachem Elimelech, Yale University - Next Generation Desalination Membranes: Where are we Now?
  • 20-Aug-20: Dr. Rachel Scholes, UC Berkeley / US Department of Agriculture - TBC
  • 27-Aug-20: Dr. Emile Cornelissen, KWR Water Research Institute: Netherlands - TBC
  • 10-Sep-20: Dr. Elizabeth Tilley, Eawag (TBC).
  • 17-Sep-20: Dr. Boya Xiong, MIT / U-Minnesota - Peptide enabled material for sustainable waterborne pathogen control
  • 24-Sep-20: Dr. Bernhard Truffer, Eawag (TBC).
  • 01-Oct-20: Dr. Onita Basu, Carleton University (TBC).
  • 08-Oct-20: Dr. Daniel McCurry, University of Southern California - Disinfection Byproduct Formation in Drinking Water and Recycled Wastewater.

For more information and webinar links, please register with your email address.

*The timing of SEC Keynote is 10:15 AM

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