Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Water Week

Water is one of the most important and unifying of issues. From water scarcity to water-related disasters, we are dependent on water for our health and our economy. Celebrate water and everything it provides during WaterWeek 2016.

WaterWeek is being funded by The Institute of Environmental Sustainability in partnership with Student Environmental Alliance.


Tuesday, March 29, 6:00 pm 

The Transition of the Wastewater Industry from Treatment to Resource Recovery

Institute of Environmental Sustainability (LSC), Room 111

Join us for a captivating presentation as Dominic Brose, research scientist at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District’s Monitoring and Research Department, reveals the wastewater treatment process as a whole as well as resource recovery projects to protect our water sources.


Tuesday, March 29, 4:30 pm 

Water is Everyone’s Business

Schreiber Center (WTC), Room 1001

Join the Student Environmental Alliance and the Quinlan School of Business for a water workshop and speaker event, featuring Paul May, the Director of the Joint Action Water Agency. Attendees will create innovative and sustainable water solutions in business, policy, projects, and beyond. 


Wednesday, March 30, 6:30 p.m.

Sacred Water: An Interfaith Panel

Mundelein Palm Court (LSC), 4th floor

Join Loyola’s Student Environmental Alliance and Campus Ministry for a discussion about the commonalities between religions around water. Featured panelists include Dr. V. Bala Chaudhary, PhD, a professor and lecturer in the Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES), Rev. Stephen Mitten, S.J., a spiritual director and resident ecology faculty at LUREC within the IES, Mr. Omer M. Mozaffar, Muslim chaplain at Loyola University Chicago, and Dr. Wiley Feinstein, a professor in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department.


Thursday, March 31, 5:00 pm

Oil and Water: Sunken Hazards of North America’s Pipeline Industry Documentary and Discussion

Damen Cinema (LSC)

Come out and watch a short and informative documentary emphasizing the water hazards in the Great Lakes. Following this, Beth Wallace, an activist with SURF Great Lakes, will lead a discussion and activity related to the water issues of the film. 


Friday, April 1, 4:30 pm

Restorative Water Meditation

Information Commons (LSC), Room 216

Enjoy a time of reflection on water issues in a meditation session led by Vicki Najjar. The goal is to learn to be present in your conscious decisions about water.