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Fluid Movements: Interpreting the Past, Present, and Future of Water

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Fluid Movements: Interpreting the History, Present, and Future of Water

It is becoming clear that water is becoming a more precious resource. A growing number of historical institutions, science centers, and interdisciplinary spaces are exploring the scientific, political, economic, and environmental dimensions of water and—perhaps most critical—longstanding inequitable access to clean water around the world.

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Join speakers Jesse Smith of the Science History Institute and Jahnavi Phalkey of the Science Gallery Bengaluru as they share their experiences interpreting water for public audiences. During this free interactive broadcast, discover how to address the urgent contemporary challenges and identify new futures regarding H2O.

This ACS Webinar is moderated by Daryl Boudreaux of Boudreaux & Associates LLC and co-produced with the Science History Institute and Chemical & Engineering News.

What You Will Learn

  • The history of water quality analysis and the various scales of water protection that have emerged in the United States over the past 200 years
  • The challenges, limitations, and opportunities of more ontological approaches to the interpretation of water for public audiences
  • Why museums and galleries should interpret water not as a singular material that preexists its understanding by scientific or indigenous knowledge, but rather as a multiplicity made by and bound up in systems of bodies, practice, power, and places

Webinar Details

  • Thursday, January 21, 2021 @ 1-2pm ET
  • Free to attend with the creation of an ACS ID
  • Slides will be available to download on the day of the broadcast
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Jahnavi Phalkey
Founding Director,
Science Gallery Bengaluru

Jesse Smith
Research Curator,
Science History Institute

Daryl Boudreaux
Boudreaux & Associates LLC


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