Radin to Give Talk

TAMPA, Fla. (March 23, 2010) – Nick Radin, an advisor at Action Against Hunger who has traveled the world to promote the cause of clean water and sanitation, will speak Wednesday, March 24, at 4 p.m. on global clean water projects as part of the Environmental Research Interdisciplinary Colloquium.


Radin’s talk will be held at USF’s College of Public Health (CPH), Room 1023C and is co-sponsored by USF’s Office of Sustainability. The Environmental Research Interdisciplinary Colloquium is an inter-college seminar series, organized by the Departments of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Environmental & Occupational Health, and Environmental Science & Policy. 


Radin will be speaking about Action Against Hunger and their work in the humanitarian assistance and development sectors, focusing on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities.  He will discuss projects in various regions of the developing world, including water treatment programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo; a solar desalination in Pakistan; and geophysical studies in Uganda.


Radin has occupied the post of WASH advisor in the Action Against Hunger New York office since July 2008. He first joined the Action Against Hunger International Network in 2003 and has worked on missions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, Burundi and Somalia. On his first three missions he worked as an emergency water and sanitation program manager. On his fourth mission in Somalia he worked as a program coordinator following all WASH and food aid programs in the south-central region.  In his post-graduate studies from the University of Southampton, Radin spent three months in Nicaragua working on sustainable water systems installed by Action Against Hunger after the devastation of Hurricane Mitch.


More information on this visit can be obtained by contacting Professor James Mihelcic in USF’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at (813) 974-2275.



The University of South Florida is one of the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of only 25 public research universities nationwide with very high research activity that is designated as community engaged by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  USF was awarded $380.4 million in research contracts and grants in FY 2008/2009. The university offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. The USF System has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 47,000 students on institutions/campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.