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    Water is Life: How IsraAID Prevents Waterborne Illness

    IsraAID Humanitarian Professionals Network Speaker Series

    When: Tuesday, 12/17/2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Where: Off Campus

    OFJCC Palo Alto

    Israeli Based Water Sustainable Solutions (WASH) Post Disaster  

    Speaker: Lior Singer, P.E.

    In the minutes, hours, days and weeks following a global crisis, access to clean water is the difference between life and death. The tens or hundreds of thousands of people lucky enough to survive the initial incident will soon perish without access to potable hydration. Without adequate safe water and hygiene facilities, communities simply cannot recover. Furthermore, any acute water provision must be augmented by long-term solutions to address the ongoing needs and chronic sanitation deficiencies.

    Lior Singer will discuss the history of water purification and the cutting-edge Israeli water technologies that IsraAID uses to save lives in the world's most challenging environs. Participants will learn the various strategies and techniques that are used to reduce outbreaks of disease, thereby preventing secondary crises. Learn about the IsraAID hands-on, community-driven approach which ensures that water programs have a broad and enduring impact.

    Lior Singer is an environmental engineer and a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.). In 2014, Lior served as IsraAID program manager for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), based in the Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya. There, he developed and managed a training program which taught water technician skills to the local population. The goal was to create a local-worker skill capacity that could sustain projects throughout Africa.

    After moving to the United States, Lior taught as a faculty member in the Nevada System of Higher Education and the California Community Colleges System. He is currently working in the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) as an environmental engineer.

    Lior has professional experience in varied environmental fields, incdluing biomonitoring of toxins and contaminants in water, optimization of desalination systems (including energy efficiency), engineering for development communities, chemistry and organic chemistry, water pollution control, as well as regulation and the clean water act.

    In partnership with IsraAid, the OFJCC, PJCC and Peninsula congregations. Generously supported by the Koret Foundation and the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund.


     



    Tuesday, December 17
    7:00–9:00 PM
    Peninsula Jewish Community Center | 800 Foster City Blvd, Foster City
    $18 Suggested Donation | Proceeds will support IsraAID programs worldwide | Pay at the Door
    Contact: Robin Vasilakos | (650) 223-8791 | [email protected]

     

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