Topic: Water Sustainability in a Changing World
Speaker: Jerald L. Schnoor, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
Date: 9 a.m. May 15th 2013
Venue: Halls of Academia, CAS (No.15, Beiyitiao, Zhongguancun)
About the speaker:
Professor Jerry Schnoor is the Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering and the Co-Director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research at the University of Iowa. He was one of the first individuals to investigate the ability of plants to take up toxic organic chemicals and other pollutants and to apply the phytoremediation process, to clean up contaminated hazardous waste sites; thus initiating a new green technology for the treatment of contaminated soils and improving and protecting the quality of groundwater.
Schnoor is a member of the National Academy of Engineering for his pioneering work using mathematical models in science policy decisions. He has focused his engineering talents and much of his career on human management decisions to improve water quality and sustainability, culminating in the prestigious 2010 Clarke Prize from the National Water Research Association. He has also testified several times before Congress on the environmental effects of acid deposition and the importance of passing the 1990 Clean Air Act.