Events

Past Event

Workshop on the impact of Sanitation Policies on Climate Change

June 17, 2016
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro
wastewater treatment

Currently 84% of the Brazilian population lives in urban areas where sanitation is critical to the economic and social development. However, the treatment of wastewater is a potential contributor to the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Ariane Coelho Brotto, PhD in Environmental Engineering from Columbia University, studies these emissions in several sewage treatment plants in the United States, including New York, Florida and Colorado. In this workshop, Ariane Brotto will share some results from case studies and discuss a sustainable approach to wastewater treatment by developing mitigation mechanisms and the importance of estabilishing an inventory for monitoring these emissions in large cities, such as Rio de Janeiro. Ariane worked with Prof. Kartik Chandran whilst pursuing her PhD at the Department Environmental Engineering of Columbia University.*

*This event will be held in Portuguese.

Please, RSVP to riodejaneiro.cgc@columbia.edu