Graham Sustainability Institute

Protecting Water Quality and Biodiversity in Asia: Research Perspectives from Indonesia and China

Three Gorges Dam, China


Event Summary:

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Event Announcement:

Please join us for a seminar on water quality research in China and Indonesia.

Hydropower development, land use changes and eutrophication stress aquatic ecosystems worldwide with a cascade of effects for wildlife and people. This seminar will include two short presentations from researchers that have dedicated their careers to studying unique and vulnerable aquatic ecosystem, including the Three Gorges Reservoir in China and ancient lakes in Indonesia. They will share lessons learned and emerging research needs and opportunities.

Douglas Haffner, Professor of Aquatic Ecology, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor
Doug will share an overview of his long-term ecological research and conservation efforts related to ancient lakes in Indonesia.

Lei Zhang, Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Windsor and Deputy Director, Three Gorges Water Science Centre
Lei will introduce the China-Canada Three Gorges Reservoir Water Science Centre and outline current research needs on non-point source pollution and eutrophication.

Date & Time: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Graham Institute, 214 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI (above Sava's)
Registration Deadline: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:30 pm