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JOIN US: March 8th 2019 Walden Social Change Virtual Conference



Real World Problems. Real World Solutions.


A Social Change Challenge:
Water Is Toxic, and Food Is Scarce. What Will We Do?

A Virtual, Interdisciplinary Conference Series to Support Walden Scholar Practitioners in Their Collaboration for Positive Social Change

Conference Date: Friday, March 8, 2019, 11 am – 5 pm EST


Dear Walden Community,

You are invited to attend our free, virtual social change conference on Friday, March 8, from 11 am – 5 pm EST. Expert panelists and presenters will lead us in a robust exploration and dialog related to the direct and underlying causes that contribute to ongoing food and water insecurity and quality problems in the United States and internationally.

Topics our panels will explore:

  • Implications of the Flint water crisis for other communities, with panelists from Flint and Virginia Tech
  • Possible, divergent futures for access to clean water and nutritious food globally
  • Whether water will become the new “oil” that nations fight over as it becomes scarcer
  • Rights to large aquifers and how we can protect these vital resources
  • The water, food, energy, and climate nexus
  • How the lack of easily potable water affects disease vectors and how water management can help reduce disease

We will also feature several compelling breakout session discussions that dive deeper into these topics and introduce us to different challenges. 

Register today to reserve your spot in this free conference.

We are proud to feature our faculty, students, alumni, and guests as both panelists and presenters. A detailed agenda and links to specific sessions will be available soon on our conference website.

We look forward to seeing you on March 8.



Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, Vice Provost
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. William C. Schulz, III
Director, Walden Center for Social Change

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