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The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
at the University of California, Santa Barbara



"Better Living Through Chemistry"

David Jenkins
Professor Emeritus
UC Berkeley

Monday, January 28, 2013
11:30 - 12:30
Bren Hall 1414

"Why should we know anything about chemistry when we are dealing with the environment? David Jenkins, a world authority in environmental chemistry and waste treatment, delightfully shares his views and insights."

— Patricia Holden, faculty host

This talk will show how a whole range of environmental problems can be resolved through an application of basic chemical principles. Examples will be drawn largely from problems in water and wastewater system that Jenkins has been called in to diagnose and solve. This seminar complements ESM202 and is recommended for anyone interested in water quality and pollution.

David Jenkins is Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. He holds a BS in Applied Biochemistry from Birmingham University and a PhD in Public Health Engineering from the University of Durham, King's College. He taught environmental engineering at Berkeley from 1960 until 1999. His areas of research are biological wastewater and sludge treatment processes, water and wastewater chemistry, and microbiology. He is the author of more than 250 publications and reports, and four texts. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a recipient of the Global Water Award from the International Water Association.

NOTE: Community colloquia are generally talks of broad interest geared toward a diverse, sophisticated audience. Their purpose is not only to enhance knowledge and understanding, but also to bring people together and promote interaction that will strengthen the community.


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