ND Water Week: A celebration of all things H20

Author: Alex Hardy

ND Water Week: A celebration of all things H20

In honor of World Water Day, the Notre Dame community is invited to a week-long celebration focused on the importance of H2O, which will take place March 21-25, 2022.

ND Water Week is sponsored by H2O@ND, an initiative comprised of over 50 faculty members in 10 departments, who are working together to expand collaborative water research at Notre Dame.

Additional partners include the Environmental Change Initiative, Eck Institute for Global Health, Office of Sustainability, Student Government Department of Sustainability and Campus Dining. ND Water Week is supported through a Moment to See, Courage to Act Planning Grant.

Monday, March 21

Hydro-go Seek: Scavenger Hunt

All-week scavenger hunt to discover the visible and invisible ways in which water contributes to campus life. The winning residence hall will select the location of a new water bottle filling station! Begin your hunt here.

Tuesday, March 22 - World Water Day

Talk: Groundwater Sustainability: Challenges and Solutions

1:00–2:00 PM, Zoom
Virtual Seminar by Debra Perrone, Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara. Register here.

Wednesday, March 23

Tour: The Art of Water

12:00–12:45 PM, Snite Museum of Art
Special tour focused on water and climate in art. Meet inside the front entrance.


Panel: Intersections of Human Health, Water & Environmental Change

4:00–5:00 PM, 283 Galvin
Faculty panelist include Ellis AdamsKyle BibbyMarc Muller and Jason Rohr. Moderated by Jennifer Tank.
This event is part of the Eck Institute for Global Health's Global Health Colloquium.

Thursday, March 24

Talk: Foodborne Transmission: Overlooked Pathway of WASH-Related Disease in Low-Income Settings

1:00–2:00 PM, Zoom
Virtual Seminar by Matthew Freeman, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Environmental Health, Emory University. Register here.


Operation du Lac: Bless & Serve

4:00–5:00 PM, The Grotto
Blessing of the Lakes with Rev. Terrence Ehrman C.S.C., followed by installation of pollution prevention badges on stormwater inlets around campus and a lake cleanup. Register here (appreciated but not required).

Friday, March 25

Movie: Erin Brockovich

3:00–5:00 PM, DeBartolo Performing Art Center’s Browning Cinema
Experience the Academy Award-winning film, Erin Brockovich (2000), starring Julia Roberts. A dramatization of the true story of Erin Brockovich, who rallied against an energy corporation for its role in groundwater contamination.

This is a free but ticketed event. Tickets will be available at the Ticket Office starting one hour prior to film. There are no advanced reservations for this show.  


Water Week Dinner

4:30–7:00 PM, North & South Dining Halls
Enjoy a special Water Week inspired dinner menu focused on low water impact foods. The meal includes jumbo shrimp, caldo siete mares, cauliflower steaks with mushroom gravy, hand battered fish & chips, and a selection of infused water.