COMBINING ART AND SCIENCE ON WATER RESOURCES ISSUES
Thursday, October 13, 2016 –
6:30pm to 8:30pm
In conjunction with the Curtiss Mansion and Smithsonian Institution’s Water/Ways exhibit, you are invited to a fantastic and illustrated talk by noted hydrogeologist, world traveler, photographer and FIU Southeastern Environmental Research Center’s Postdoctoral Associate Dr. Jennifer Veilleux. She will be connecting the ways in which she combines her research and photography to create a powerful voice for human rights and environmental issues, highlighting the indigenous people of the Mara River Basin in Tanzania, the Mekong River Basin and the Nile River basin.
Admission and parking for this event are FREE and open to the public (donations are gratefully appreciated).
Jennifer currently works as a Postdoctoral Associate for the Southeast Environmental Research Center at Florida International University. Within this position, she manages the MacArthur Foundation supported Serengeti – Lake Victoria (SELVA) Sustainable Water Initiative to examine water security aspects of ecosystems and human communities the Lower Mara River in Tanzania. Jennifer earned her PhD in Geography from Oregon State University and focuses her research on the question of cultural, economic, and political changes related to water resources development. She previously worked for the US Government and the United Nations Development Programme and has lectured for universities, galleries, and museums about her research and photography. Jennifer photo-documents communities where she conducts research and has worked on water issues in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Her photography can be viewed on www.jenniferveilleux.com.