The central theme of the UC Celebrates Water Week Exhibition is Water and Human Settlements.
Currently half the global population is urban. By 2050 approximately 2.5 billion people will have joined the urban population. Most growth will be in developing nations, where one third of the world’s population is expected to be living in slums. Unsurprisingly, access to sanitation and clean water in human settlements across the world will worsen. Similarly, as extreme weather events continue to grow in intensity and frequency urban areas will need to better prepare for, manage, mitigate, and adapt to increased precipitation, extreme heat, flooding, water pollution, and sea level rise.
The problem water presents the future of urban life is multi-dimensional. It demands integrated and interdisciplinary responses that can creatively and pragmatically rise to the systemic problems urban water systems and ecologies present.
This exhibition showcases a selection of cutting edge and innovative urban water research projects UC faculty and students are engaged in. It is a small taste of the remarkably diverse, thoughtful, and productive work being conducted across the University of Cincinnati in the area Water and Human Settlements.
This exhibition was made possible by the support of the UC Office of Research, The Charles Phelps Taft Research Center, and the Niehoff Center.
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