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Potable Water: A Public Health Issue

Nancy Haws, Communication Director, Water for People; John Williams, HDR Architecture and Engineering, P.C.

Program Description:
This program gives a current update on the issues of drinking water on a global, national, and local level. The speakers will address the challenges we face in supplying clean drinking water and the correlation of water as a public health issue.

Nancy Haws is the Communications Manager of Water For People based in Denver, Colorado. Water For People is international humanitarian organization that deeply values water as an essential social, economic and environmental good. Water For People has used water as a catalyst for change in communities throughout the world that lack access to drinking water, adequate sanitation and hygiene education.

John Williams is a Senior Vice President and Business Group Leader at HDR Engineering in White Plains, New York. As a consultant, Mr. Williams specializes in guiding communities through the development of public/private ventures, or ‘privatization’, of a broad array of public service functions and facilities. Mr. Williams is on the faculty at Columbia University’s International School of Public Affairs, and Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Urban Planning and Preservations.

As a result of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least two issues related to potable water and public health.

Satellite broadcast originally aired March 18, 2004.

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