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RAIN's Superheroes of Science Lecture Series
WhenMonday, Feb. 11, 2019, 6 – 7 p.m.
Where2304 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402 [Wedge] Event Space


Water is ubiquitous. Most of us use 10 gallons each morning before our first cup of coffee and over 100 gallons throughout the day, while 3 in 10 people worldwide lack access to clean water in their homes. Despite this, we fear unseen pollutants, fight over supplies, and worry about running out of this valuable but nearly cost-free resource.

In this presentation, we will explore how advances in analytical sciences and computing technologies led to vastly improved water supplies.

We will then discuss the impact of social media on our ability to comprehend risks. Are we in a water crisis? Is the sky falling? You will be challenged to reinvigorate your best superpower--critical thinking about your world!

We will finish with some thoughts on exciting innovations in how cities manage water

Hosted by David Hirschberg, UWT Research Scientist, The Superheroes of Science lecture series is a monthly event of RAIN, an independent 501c3 organization, and takes place at RAIN’s home base “The Wedge.”

In these lectures giants in the sciences expose the work they've done and its importance, fantastic failures and lessons learned, their current work, the future of their field, and war stories from the lab. Open to the public this series brings the local science community together, serves as a platform for networking and cross-pollination within the sciences and in the community, and empowers students with the lessons that they can leverage to be successful in their given career path.

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