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TEDxCarletonU 2010 - Banu Örmeci - Water, Health and Sanitation

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Uploaded on Jul 7, 2010

Dr. Banu Örmeci focuses on common myths surrounding water abundance (especially in Canada), the impact of water-borne diseases (not only limited to the poorest countries) and innovative low-cost solutions to improve water quality and decrease the incidence of water-borne diseases. For more information about TEDxCarletonU, please visit: http://tedxcarletonu.com

Dr. Örmeci is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Wastewater and Public Health Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University. She was named a Canada Research Chair in 2007. She is the recipient of several awards including the Ontario Early Researcher Award, Carleton University Research Achievement Award, Carty Research Fellowship, and Carleton University Students' Association Teaching Excellence Award. Her main research areas include sludge treatment and disposal, water and wastewater disinfection, removal of endocrine disrupting compounds and pharmaceuticals from wastewater, and fate and persistence of chemicals and pathogens through treatment processes.

About TEDx:
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxCarletonU, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxCarletonU event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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