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Heartland Global Health Consortium conference focuses on water sustainability Oct. 13

October 9, 2017

A group of 10 Iowa colleges and universities will co-host a day-long series of talks on topics related to water and its influence on public health.

The Heartland Global Health Consortium’s 2017 Conference, “Healthy Water, Healthy World: Water Sustainability for Global Health,” is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, October 13, in Drake University’s Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave.

Panel discussions and guest speakers will address the following topics:

  • Water Pollution
  • Impact of Climate Change on Water
  • Lessons from Flint, Michigan
  • Economics of Water
  • Watershed Improvement
  • Water Projects in Uganda
  • Water in the Arts

A professional development workshop will discuss the incorporation of big data into public health projects.

The event is co-hosted by consortium member schools Central College, Des Moines University, Drake University, Grinnell College, Iowa State University, Mercy College of Health Sciences, Simpson College, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, and William Penn University.

Tickets are $5 for students at consortium member institutions, $20 for faculty and staff members, and $40 for the general public. Registration is online at