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April 15 water symposium culminates yearlong Fulbright residency

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National, regional, state, local and Canadian officials will discuss the many dimensions of water usage and conservation during “The Ripple Effect” symposium Thursday, April 15, from 4 to 9 p.m. in Heininger Auditorium. Designed to raise awareness of issues surrounding water use and conservation in North America, the event will begin with a review of actions being taken on campus and in Naperville, Chicago and other North American cities. From 4 to 6 p.m. participants can attend three sessions on various topics. The sessions resume from 7 to 9 p.m., along with a panel discussion at 7 p.m. A waste-free vegetarian supper will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. in Oesterle Library, with water served in plant-based bioplastic recyclable and compostable bottles from Green Planet Bottling. The communitywide event is presented by the College’s Office of International Programs and culminates the yearlong residency at North Central by Radha Rajagopalan, the College’s fifth Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence. Rajagopalan is a senior research analyst in Toronto's Environment Office.