You Me and Water
Monday, November 24, 2014
You may have seen that the current issue of Splash contains
an article written by Nora Sadik regarding the water research she will be
conducting in Uganda over the next nine months. Nora is a two-time ISAWWA Safe
Water Scholarship Awardee and an exceptional student member. Her graduate work
is also supported by the Fulbright Institute and National Science Foundation.
Here is a link to her blog "You and Me and Water” http://youandmeandwater.wordpress.com/ . Nora is an excellent writer, makes great
use of photographs and her research experiences are quite compelling. I
encourage you to follow her Ugandan adventure and water research work. Also
help spread the word among students, educators and other water professionals.
Nora’s research project will
better illuminate certain key facets of climate change and a number of complex
corresponding environmental and human relationships. This work is of critical
importance to countries like Uganda, which are the front line of climate change
and already confronted with the challenge of providing adequate food and water
to their people. The need to understand this phenomenon is great and urgent, as
the clock is running and many lives are already being adversely impacted.
Additionally, I believe that portions of the research findings will serve to
enhance mankind’s understanding of climate change impacts on other water
eco-systems. I view this potential enhancement of our understanding as
being important and timely, based on my experience as a water utility manager
who is seeing climate change impacts on U.S. source waters.
Nora brings a very high level of
passion, professionalism and dedication to this research project and is working
to diligently to achieve its stated goals. Nora exemplifies the type of
individual that is needed to meet the growing water challenges of our
world. I truly respect Nora’s her desire to apply her scientific
knowledge and skill to produce a positive impact on the lives of others.
Please join me in following her and encouraging other
students, educators and other water professionals to do the same.
Utilities General Manager