FLUID BOUNDARIES: Integrated Solutions to Today's Water Challenges 


The Sixth Annual Water Symposium of Tufts University's Water: Systems, Science & Society Graduate Certificate Program - Behrakis Auditorium, Jaharis Family Center for Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111


The quality and quantity of available water have implications for human and environmental health. Technological innovation can improve water quality; however, policy and behavior change are often necessary to realize technological potential. This year's "Water: Systems, Science & Society" Symposium will bridge the fields of technology, policy, and behavior-change and engage in a dialogue about the use and value of water.

Thanks to our Sponsors


This symposium would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors:



The Stockholm Environment Institute--USA
The Stockholm Environment Institute is an international not-for-profit research organization that has been engaged in environment and development issues at local, national, regional and global policy levels for 25 years. Its goal is to bring about change for sustainable development and bridging science and policy by conducting integrated analysis that supports decision-makers.


ClearWater Initiative

The ClearWater Initiative
ClearWater Initiative takes an innovative, sustainable and community-focused approach to rural water issues. ClearWater Initiative specializes in reaching small, rural communities that no other party is reaching in Nwoya, Alebtong, Otuke, and Gulu districts of Northern Uganda.


The Fletcher School at Tufts UniversityThe Fletcher School at Tufts University
The Fletcher School is distinctive among leading professional schools of international affairs for our collaborative, cross-disciplinary approach to identifying and illuminating those connections. Students representing more than 70 countries join with an experienced faculty to inform classroom discussions with diverse viewpoints. Immersed in this dynamic environment, broadly knowledgeable and inquisitive leaders develop a thorough and nuanced grounding in the latest political, economic, business and legal thinking and translate it into practical successful actions that shape international issues and events.


CIERP at Tufts UniversityCenter for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP) at Tufts University
Established at The Fletcher School, Tufts University in 1992 to meet the growing need for international environmental leaders, the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP) develops innovative approaches to shifting global development onto a path that is more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable.


Water Diplomacy IGERT at Tufts UniversityWater Diplomacy IGERT

Water Diplomacy is an innovative and integrative approach to address complex water problems. At Tufts University, we educate the next generation of water diplomats to envision a different future for water, transforming their understanding of water as a fixed resource into a flexible and sustainably shared resource to create new avenues for negotiating and resolving water conflicts.


Industrial Economics, IncIndustrial Economics, Incorporated (IEc)

IEc is an environmental and economic consultingfirm with three decades of experience providing consulting services to a diverse client base. Our consultantsí backgrounds include public policy, economics, finance, and science. As a company, we tackle complex challenges through a combination of thoughtful analysis, creativity, and dedication to the specific needs of our clients. The quality and objectiveness of our work and the usefulness of our results define who we are.


Water: Systems, Science & Society at Tufts UniversityWater: Systems, Science & Society (WSSS) at Tufts University
WSSS is an interdisciplinary graduate research and education program at Tufts University. It was founded in 2004 to provide the interdisciplinary perspectives and tools to manage water-related problems around the world. Participating students fulfill the WSSS requirements in addition to the studentís degree requirements. Upon completion of these activities, students receive a Certificate in Water: Systems, Science, and Society as well as their graduate degree.


Tufts Institute of the EnvironmentThe Tufts Institute of the Environment
The Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) is an interdisciplinary university-wide institute that initiates, facilitates, and promotes environmental education, research, and outreach toward a sustainable future. TIE offers fellowships and travel grants and hosts guest researchers. We also support the Office of Sustainability in its efforts to improve campus sustainability. Tufts


The 2013 WSSS Symposium


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