World Water Week
26-31 August (international)
World Water Week's theme for 2012 is "Water and Food Security". At Rhodes University, RU Green, Galela Amanzi, the Catchment Research Group and the Safety, Health and Environmental Officer have organised a World Water Awareness week, as water issues are particularly relevant to Grahamstown and South Africa.
World Water Week 2012 at Rhodes University
Monday 27 August:
18h30 to 19h30
Panel Discussion on the National Water Resource Strategy.
Speakers: Dr Bill Rowlston, Prof Kate Rowntree, Prof Jay O’Keeffe; Prof Ian Foster
Venue: Eden Grove Blue.
Tuesday 28 August:
12h20 to 13h30
KCC field trip for kids to Botanical Gardens to demonstrate water quality testing and mini-SASS kit, by Dr Andrew Slaughter. Students are welcome to join.
Venue: meet outside the CE office.
13h00 to 14h00
Lunchtime demonstration of water quality testing kit by Dr Roman Tandlich
Venue Post grad common veranda
Wednesday 29 August:
Screening of "the hungry season" (short film on food security in SA) followed by snacks and entertainment from Drumsoc, social for Galela Amanzi and Common Ground members.
Thursday 30 August:
16h00 to 17h30
Kowie Catchment Campaign quarterly meeting, open to students and the public.
Venue St Peter’s Room 34
Friday 31 August:
10h25 to 11h40
KCC field trip for kids to Botanical Gardens to demonstrate water quality testing and mini-SASS kit, by Dr Andrew Slaughter. All are welcome to join.
Venue: meet at entrance to Botanical Gardens, Lucas Avenue.
13h00 – 17h00
"How can Research and Society come together for Food and Water Security" Postgraduate Seminars for Students and Public.
Workshop by Dieter van den BroeCk from Living Lands (NGO).
Including student presentations.
Venue Geography seminar room a37
Invasive alien plant clearing and sundowners.
Venue Mountain drive - leave from Geography Dept.
Contact: Galela Amanzi Chairperson 2012, Ms Abigail McDougall on g09m2639(at)campus.ru.ac.za or abigail.mcdougall(at)gmail.com or 082 807 4701