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Antimicrobial resistance and sustainability of water infrastructures

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New Residence Hall Ballroom, 3625 avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC, H2X 3P8, CA

The spread of antimicrobial resistance challenges the sustainability of water infrastructures and threaten modern medical advances.

Troubled waters: World’s groundwater increasingly at risk

The groundwater footprint. If you haven’t heard that term yet, read on, because it soon could become as familiar as “carbon footprint.”

Published January 29 2014 | McGill Reporter
Written by Patrick McDonagh

Published: 29Jan2014

Dew Water Harvest (SP0098)

Status: COMPLETED Fall 2013 - Summer 2014

Water Assessment Intern (SP0073)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2012

In summer 2012, the SPF provided the resources to hire Ryan Maliska, a U3 Chemical Engineering student, to work as a water resource management intern for the Department of Energy and Utilities Management at McGill. Ryan worked to determine a water consumption baseline for the downtown campus, categorize water consumption and come up with water conservation itiatives for the university, all with the goal of reducing water consumed by 20% by 2017.

Mac Water Bottle Refill Station (SP0029)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2011

The Mac Water Bottle Refill Station was a pilot project put in the Macdonald Stwerat building on Mac Campus on 2009 to encourage students to bring their own water bottles for refill in a more convenient station. The pilot was so successful that there are now several more refill stations all over the McGill campus. As of January 31st 2013, more than 55,000 water bottles have been filled from these stations.

Water Collection System (SP0015)

Status: COMPLETED May 2010 - September 2010

With the continuous concern with water resources and water management in a changing climate, students at McGill University are taught the value of water sustainability but no building or system on the Macdonald Campus can be used to showcase sustainable water recovery and usage.

Water is Life! (SP0014)

Status: COMPLETED January 2011 - October 2012

How much water does McGill use every day and how can we use it more sustainably? If you’ve ever wondered about water on campus, Water is Life! Sustaining McGill’s eau de vie is coming to a building near you.