More than 1 billion people lack access to clean, safe drinking water. Farmers in a number of regions across the United States lack the ground water necessary to irrigate their crops, and our oceans continue to become more polluted.

To address these water issues, the College of Charleston Charleston’s Department of Health and Human Performance will host a symposium to discuss water, sanitation and hygiene issues at 6:30 p.m. March 13, 2017, at the Stern Center Ballroom.

This program will bring together world-renowned researchers, educators and practitioners, including:

  • Eugene Gangarosa, professor emeritus of global health at Emory University
  • Christine L. Moe, professor of safe water and sanitation in the Rollins School of Public Health, and director of the Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene at Emory University
  • Greg Allgood, vice president of water, World Vision
  • Eric Mintz, team leader, Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Robert Quick, clinical assistant professor, Epidemiology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • George C. Greene III, CEO and co-founder, Water Mission

This year, the College of Charleston has targeted “water” as the first-year focus of its Quality Enhancement Plan, Sustainability Literacy: A Bridge to Addressing 21st-Century Problems.