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2019 Engineering Lecture Series features CEE faculty

September 24, 2019

The 2019 UW College of Engineering fall lecture series “The Future of Food” features two CEE faculty members who will be sharing their expertise on protecting human and environmental health. Lectures are free. Please register here.

Please join us for the following lectures:

Growing More with Less: Smart Tech Solutions to Feed the World

Faisal Hossain, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Thursday, October 10
Kane Hall 130
Asia has some of the fastest growing economies in the world, but it is also home to two-thirds of the global hunger population. Regional monsoons impact efficient water management and reduce agricultural yield. Professor Hossain is utilizing global weather models and satellite data to develop technology that will help farmers increase crop yield through sustainable water management. More details


Human and Ecosystem Health: Arsenic in Food, Water, Plants and Animals

Rebecca Neumann, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Wednesday, October 23
Kane Hall 130

Arsenic is a naturally occurring but carcinogenic pollutant. Its ubiquitous presence in natural and agricultural environments threatens global food security and negatively affects the health of millions of people worldwide. Professor Neumann, an arsenic expert, is advancing knowledge of how arsenic in local and global settings affects food and water quality, and the health of ecosystems. More details