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From the Great Lakes to Our Taps — a Chicago Water Forum

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Expert Panel Discussion on Chicago’s Water

What do you know about where your water comes from?

Where it goes after it’s down your drain?

Have questions about lead pipes?


Come learn from academic experts, environmental activists, and government officials about all things related to Chicagoland water. There will be plenty of time for audience Q&A. Panelists include:

Kim van Meter, PhD – Professor of Ecohydrology at University of Illinois at Chicago

Sera Young, PhD – Professor of Anthropology with a research focus on water insecurity at Northwestern University

Debra Shore – Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Troy Hernandez – Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization (PERRO) with a focus on water pollution

Rebecca Raines – Manager of Outreach and Public Engagement at RainReady an initiative of the Center for Neighborhood Technology


FREE but registration is recommended at:  HERE 

Doors open at 6:00pm.  Panel discussion begins at 6:30pm.

Light appetizers provided; food & drink available for purchase from Haymarket Brewery.


This event is a collaboration between Research!America, Illinois Science Council, and a coalition of science policy groups from the University of Chicago, University of Illinois–Chicago, and Northwestern University.

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February 24
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Haymarket Pub & Brewery
737 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60661
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Illinois Science Council
SPOT at Northwestern University
The University of Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago