University of Iowa

Public Talk: The Politics of Water in the Nile River Basin

Human life depends on the availability and quality of water to sustain our health, grow our food, power our homes with electricity, and stimulate our economies. This discussion of water resources management will feature artists from the Nile Project and University of Iowa scholars. The panel discussion will focus on how political boundaries and cultural practices impact sustainability efforts.

Panelists include:

  • Mina Girgis, founder of The Nile Project
  • Musicians of The Nile Project
  • Carmen Langel, Director of Development and Communication, IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering
  • Kelly Baker, Assistant Professor, College of Public Health, Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Kara Prior, Graduate Student in Earth and Environmental Sciences, IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering
  • Mohamed ElSaadani, Graduate Student in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Running time: 1.5 hours