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    Available Expert - Available Experts: World Water Day 2022

    Tuesday, March 22, 2022

    March 22 marks World Water Day, an annual United Nations observance which celebrates water and raises awareness of the two billion people living without access to safe water in Canada and around the world. This year’s focus is on the importance of groundwater.  Several Queen’s experts are available to speak to their water research.


    Shelley Arnott (Biology) can speak to media about the use of road salt on roads, and the impact it has on waterways, aquatic life and freshwater ecosystems.

    Myra Hird (Environmental Studies) can speak to microplastics in our drinking water.

    David Mcdonald (Global Development Studies) can speak to publicly managed water supplies, and what it means when the privatization of water takes place.

    Kerry Rowe (Engineering)  can speak to his ongoing research on landfill management, and how he is developing techniques that world with nature.

    John Smol (Biology) can speak to aquatic ecosystems, and the stressors on our freshwater resources.

    Corrina Dally Starna (Environmental Studies) can speak to the water crisis in Canadian Indigenous communities.



    To arrange an interview, please contact Media Relations Manager Julie Brown (343-363-2763 or julie.brown@queensu.ca) at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.  

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