You are invited to a lunch at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Graham Institute North, 214 S. State St. (next to Sava’s).
This lunch will feature presentations by Wren Montgomery, PhD candidate, Queen’s School of Business, Kingston University and visiting scholar at Erb Institute, UM, and Dan Zhao, PhD candidate, Ross School of Business, UM. Wren and Dan will discuss emerging issues around water privatization, commodification, and the human right to water. Specific projects will focus on a quantitative assessment of public and private municipal water services in the US, and findings of a field-research effort on the recent water crisis in Detroit that provides insights on what the crisis may tell us about increasing awareness of, and engagement with, our water resources.
Purposes of the lunch meetings are to foster interactions in an informal setting, and to help build an interdisciplinary network of U-M faculty working on issues related to water. Thus, while we are sending this invitation to a targeted list, certainly feel free to forward this invitation to any colleagues that may be interested in attending.
If you plan to attend, please register by March 18. Space is limited so please respond as soon as you can. While the lunch meeting will end at 1:00 pm, we encourage attendees to continue discussions into the afternoon.