Category: Water Management

Global Health and Climate Change Agenda in Jeopardy

Less than a week following the inauguration of America’s 45th president, news outlets began pumping out stories about the chief executive’s silencing of two major governmental groups. The administration banned employees in the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture from publishing any social media posts, including tweets, or press releases about their

Diarrhea, leading cause of childhood malnutrition and dehydration

Up until this point, most of my coursework has focused on major global health issues like HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, malaria, and collaboration strategies (to name a few). Of course, there are innumerable other global issues that need to be addressed, and I want to have some background knowledge of issues that I have

What Global Health Needs Most are People Ready to Listen

It takes all of one day of field work in Sub-Saharan Africa to realize that the culture surrounding development is a real problem. No matter how old you are, how qualified or unqualified you are, your status as somebody from the Global North guarantees you a seat at the table, and when you talk, people

Sustainable water in Chile

Engineers don’t often get a chance to develop the cultural awareness inherent to anthropology majors, said Elizabeth Velazquez, a Northwestern senior majoring in Environmental Engineering. But Velazquez gained that knowledge during a six-week trip to Chile last summer, where she worked on developing sustainable water solutions for a small Chilean town as part of Project

NU alum gets Fulbright to help make Indian textile factories more eco-friendly

Recent graduate Ben Shorofsky came to Northwestern with a passion for the environment. After getting a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering last year, Shorofsky went on to complete the Master’s degree program of the same field, and earned a certificate in global and ecological health engineering at the same time. In his work for the