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DEV faculty and students engage Norfolk high schoolers around water and carbon reduction at home and abroad

Professor Declan Conway recently gave a guest lecture at Norfolk County Council’s “Water & Enterprise” Programme, held at Holt Hall 17-19 February 2013.

The programme invited student representatives from seven Norfolk county high schools and one Norwegian high school for a residential programme on water and carbon reduction in schools. Professor Conway spoke on the “Water-Food-Energy Nexus” through a case study on current agricultural concerns in China.

2012 Marshall Scholar Rebecca Farnum, currently pursuing a MSc in Water Security and International Development, gave an opening lecture on the international hydrological cycle, communicating issues of water quality and quantity, biodiversity, and virtual water trade. DEV undergraduate Phil Spencer, along with six other UEA undergraduates from PSI and ENV, joined Rebecca as a mentor in the three-day residential programme. Each UEA student was paired with a high school and worked with their team throughout the programme to create and present an action plan on reducing water and/or carbon in their high schools and local primary schools by 10%. UEA and high school students engaged in team building, mentorship and leadership training, communication and marketing skill building, and environmental sustainability learning.

For more information about the Water & Enterprise Programme, contact Sue Falch-Lovesey (Manager of Norfolk Environmental Education Service) at susan.falch-lovesey@norfolk.gov.uk‎.