AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS: Valuing Wastewater as a Resource 


The Seventh Annual Water Symposium
Hosted by Tufts University's Water: Systems, Science & Society Graduate Certificate Program

Friday, April 15, 2016
Asean Auditorium, Cabot Center, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155


The Water-Energy-Food Nexus has been used as a frame for viewing the interconnectedness of three systems that we, as humans, depend on for wellbeing. This year's "Water: Systems, Science & Society" Symposium will use the frame of Water-Energy-Food to explore the role of wastewater as a solution to some current challenges.
This symposium is sponsored by the Water: Systems, Science & Society program of Tufts University. Established in 2004, WSSS is an interdisciplinary graduate certificate program which aims to foster the interdisciplinary perspectives needed to solve water issues.

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Water: Systems, Science & Society Graduate Certificate Program

WSSS is an interdisciplinary graduate research and education program at Tufts University. It was founded in 2004 to provide the interdisciplinary perspectives and tools to manage water-related problems around the world. Upon completion of these activities, students receive a Certificate in Water: Systems, Science, and Society as well as their graduate degree.

Water Diplomacy Program

Water Diplomacy is an innovative and integrative approach to address complex water problems. At Tufts University, we educate the next generation of water diplomats to envision a different future for water, transforming their understanding of water as a fixed resource into a flexible and sustainably shared resource to create new avenues for negotiating and resolving water conflicts.

Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service is a national leader in civic education, whose model and research are setting the standard for higher educationís role in civic engagement. Serving every student at Tufts University, Tisch College prepares young people to be lifelong active citizens and creates an enduring culture of active citizenship.

Stockholm Environment Institute - US

The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
The Stockholm Environment Institute supports decision-making and capacity builiding toward sustainable development by providing knowledge that bridges science and policy in the fields of environment and development. Our analyses utilize a variety of integrated applied systems methods.

The Tufts Institute of the Environment

The Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) is an interdisciplinary university-wide institute that initiates, facilitates, and promotes environmental education, research, and outreach toward a sustainable future. TIE offers fellowships and travel grants and hosts guest researchers. We also support the Office of Sustainability in its efforts to improve campus sustainability.

Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

The Tufts University Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy was established in 1981 with the mission of bringing together biomedical, social, political, and behavioral scientists to conduct research, educational, and community-service programs to improve the nutritional health and well-being of populations throughout the world.

Tufts University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate program consists of degree programs in environmental health, environmental and water resources engineering, geosystems engineering, infrastructure engineering, and structural engineering and mechanics.

Tufts University Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

The UEP education integrates knowledge, skills and values to anticipate the future. You will develop an understanding of the dynamics of cities and regions, integrate theories and practices of planning and policy-making, explore creative ways to bridge social justice and sustainable development, and engage in community-based projects and research. UEP students are an activist group, successful in the creation of learning communities involving food system planning, climate policy and planning, and intercultural practice.