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Let’s Talk About Water with Dr. Altfeld

Let’s Talk About Water with Dr. Altfeld

Dr. Laura Altfeld of Saint Leo University received an NSA grant to fund the project, “Let’s Talk About Water”; she hopes to get the conversation started about the water issues facing the community.

Altfeld, from the Department of Mathematics and Science, recently received the grant from the non-profit organization CUAHSI funded by the NSF (National Science Foundation). The CUAHSI (Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Agencies), according to their website, is a research organization that represents over 100 universities and with the funding of the NSF helps to develop infrastructure and services that are put towards water advancement in the United States.

Saint Leo University was one of twelve schools that were awarded the grant. This grant is given yearly to these schools to host a documentary about water issues.

Altfeld revealed the reason she the applied for the grant saying,  “When I saw the grant I thought that this was perfect for us because the Rebus issue just came out and the theme of the Rebus issue was water and I thought that this was another cool water event that we could have this year,” said Altfeld.

Rebus is a new scholarly magazine published by The School of Arts and Sciences this past month. Altfeld plans to do a couple of different things with the money.

“[This allows] the University to host a film event and put together a panel of experts that will watch the film with the audience members and then after the film the panel can lead discussions and answer questions that are raised by the audience” said Altfeld.

Altfeld plans to host the film “For Love of Water” on Oct.17, in the boardrooms. A diverse panel of judges from members of the US Geologic survey to members host a documentary about water issues.

Altfeld revealed the reason she the applied for the grant saying,  “When I saw the grant I thought that this was perfect for us because the Rebus issue just came out and the theme of the Rebus issue was water and I thought that this was another cool water event that we could have this year,” said Altfeld.

Rebus is a new scholarly magazine published by The School of Arts and Sciences this past month. Altfeld plans to do a couple of different things with the money.

“[This allows] the University to host a film event and put together a panel of experts that will watch the film with the audience members and then after the film the panel can lead discussions and answer questions that are raised by the audience” said Altfeld.

Altfeld plans to host the film “For Love of Water” on Oct.17, in the boardrooms. A diverse panel of judges from members of the US Geologic survey to members of the Southwest Florida Water Management District, to our very own Professors will be assembled to discuss these issues.

“I’m really hoping that we get a nice big crowd, to come and ask good questions of the panelists” said Altfeld.

She expects to bring attention to the difficult water issues in the U.S and around the world and raise questions as well as evoke ideas.  Altfeld hopes as a community to come up with ideas to solve some of the country’s difficult water issues.

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