Notre Dame de Namur University’s Dorothy Stang Center Presents Water Quality Expert Alexa La Plant at Speaker Series

Belmont, CA, April 15, 2011 — The Dorothy Stang Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement at Notre Dame de Namur University will host its second Speaker Series event on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ralston Hall Ballroom. The event, “Water, Water…Nowhere,” will feature water quality expert Alexa La Plante.

La Plante will address the increasingly severe shortage of clean water worldwide. She will share stories of people who live without clean water, the effect this has on their lives, and how they survive without this important resource. She will also discuss water privatization, the impact of the water shortage on the environment, and the United Nation’s Development goals for the next 50 years.

La Plante is a Water Quality Project Manager for ICF International, a consulting firm that specializes in environmental documentation. She coordinated the Hinkley Groundwater Remediation Project and investigated water contamination for the Central American Water Tribunal in Costa Rica. She has a BA in Environmental Studies with a minor in Water Quality from University of California, Santa Cruz, and an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of California, Davis.  She has studied in many countries around the world, including Costa Rica, Africa, and India.

The Ralston Hall Ballroom is located on the NDNU campus at 1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont. Refreshments will be provided.