World Water Day 2018: March 27-28

Michigan Tech will celebrate the 2018 World Water Day during the last week of March with events related to the United Nations theme, “Nature-based Solutions for Water.”  Dr. Greg Kleinheinz, Ph.D., R.A., Viessmann Chair of Sustainable Technology & Professor of Environmental Engineering Technology at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, will be our guest speaker on Tuesday, March 27. Dr. Kleinheinz received his PhD at Michigan Tech in Biological Sciences, and has served as a past president of the Great Lakes Beach Association. His research interests include:

Dr. Greg Kleinheinz, R.S., Ph.D.

  • Industrial Treatment Technologies
  • Water and Wastewater Issues
  • Biological Treatment of Air Emissions
  • Construction Issues and Indoor Air Quality
  • Environmental Public Health
  • Microbial Indicators of Water Quality
  • Microbial Pathogens in Recreational/Drinking Waters

Graduate and Undergraduate students of all majors are encouraged to participate in the annual student poster session, which will be held March 27-28.

Cash prizes are awarded for 2 categories:  1) Original Research posters present thesis work related to any aspect of water, and 2) Coursework/Informational posters present literature-based research assigned as coursework, or of interest to the students.

A panel discussion about Nature-based Solutions for Water is planned for March 28, and additional World Water Day activities are in the planning stages.

World Water Day links:
Return to this news blog for a developing scheduled of World Water Day events
World Water Day Forms, Flyers, and Abstracts



Nature-based Solutions for Water resources:
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Naturally Resilient Communities