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The global water crisis

Less than 0.1 per­cent of the planet’s water is avail­able for safe use, and chal­lenges cen­tered on H2O form the nexus of some of society’s most pressing envi­ron­mental issues.

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From left, led by moderator and National Public Radio journalist Richard Harris, panelists included Brian Helmuth, professor and director of the Sustainability Science and Policy Initiative at Northeastern University, Stephen Hawkins, professor of Natural Sciences at the University of Southampton, England, Daniel Adams, assistant professor in the School of Architecture at Northeastern University, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, director of the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and Matthew Bracken, professor of marine and environmental sciences at Northeastern University.

Sustaining Coastal Cities Conference

On May 22 and 23, 2013, the College of Science at Northeastern University hosted “Sustaining Coastal Cities,” a conference on the critical role and fragile state of marine ecosystems.

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