The Sacredness of Water: Dr. Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy
A leading global water professional, Dr. Vairavamoorthy shares how his cultural and spiritual connection with water was developed as he grew up in Sri Lanka. He shares a story of water and a vision for our future with water that is inspiring and immensely relevant to the future of our planet and our communities.
As the founding Dean of the Patel College of Global Sustainability, Dr. Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy is an internationally-recognized expert on urban water systems and sustainable urban resource management. Dr. Vairavamoorthy is Co-Chair of the International Water Association's 'Cities of the Future' program and served as Director of SWITCH, a €25M EU research project for Sustainable Water Management for the City of the Future. Recently he was named a "Water Hero" by Impeller Magazine.
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