Focus on Urban Water Use

USF’s Kala Vairavamoorthy to deliver prestigious Cambridge University lecture on urban water security.


From USFNews


TAMPA, Fla. (May 2, 2011) – Kala Vairavamoorthy, USF’s globe-trotting director of the School of Global Sustainability and the Patel Center for Global Solutions, will deliver a prestigious lecture on water security Wednesday at Cambridge University.


Vairavamoorthy is the closing speaker in Cambridge’s 9th Annual Lecture Series in Sustainable Development series of lectures at the storied university’s Department of Engineering Centre for Sustainable Development. One of the world’s leading experts on urban water use, Vairavamoorthy will deliver the lecture: “Urban Water Security - A possibility or a pipedream?”


Cambridge’s Department of Engineering Centre for Sustainable Development is the university’s focal point for research and teaching in engineering for sustainable development and seeks to address the pressing issues facing engineers.


Vairavamoorthy holds the dual roles of founding director for USF’s School of Global Sustainability and the director of the Patel Center for Global Solutions.  Since coming to USF in late 2010, Vairavamoorthy has put both the issue of the world’s water and sanitation issues and the university’s efforts to address them on an international stage.


Vairavamoorthy recently appeared as part of World Water Day in Cape Town, South Africa as an expert panel member, an event which reached millions across the world and included messages from world leaders throughout the day.


Follow some of his recent travels talking about the world’s water crisis in this interactive map.