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WKU hosting presentation, exhibit on China’s water resource challenges

WKU’s Hoffman Environmental Research Institute, the WKU Confucius Institute and Circle of Blue will present Hidden Waters, Dragons in the Deep: The Freshwater Crisis in China’s Karst Regions on May 3.

The multimedia presentation and discussion on the water resource challenges affecting tens of millions of people in southwest China’s karst regions will begin at 6 p.m. at Mass Media and Technology Hall Auditorium. J. Carl Ganter, a photojournalist and director of Circle of Blue, and Dr. Chris Groves, director of the Hoffman Institute, will lead the discussion.

The presentation will be followed by a reception and an exhibit of Ganter’s photos from Hidden Waters in Helm Library, room 100.

The event is hosted by the Hoffman Institute’s China Environmental Health Project, Confucius Institute, Department of Geography and Geology, School of Journalism & Broadcasting, U.S. Department of Education Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program and WKU Libraries.

Other sponsors are U.S. Agency for International Development, the ENVIRON Foundation, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and WKU’s Applied Research and Technology Program.

Contact: Hoffman Institute, (270) 745-3252.

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