Catherine Zeman, UNI associate professor of environmental health and director of the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) at UNI, (319) 273-7090
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Catherine Zeman, associate professor of environmental health and director of the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) at the University of Northern Iowa, will be the keynote speaker at the EURO Summer School Programme in the Netherlands in June. Her address is titled 'Sustainable Management of Water and Resources: A Global Task for Survival.'
Zeman was invited to be the keynote speaker because of her work with the RRTTC and her publications. The RRTTC is an interdisciplinary research, education and outreach center that serves Regents' university researchers and students, Iowa citizens, business and industry.
'The RRTTC is a resource for businesses to improve their operations and have a positive impact on the environment, for researchers to work on applied problems, and for students to learn and grow from real-world experience,' Zeman explained. 'Only the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan comes close to what we do.'
The Summer School Programme, 'Renewable Bio-Energy-- Powering the Sustainable Society,' will focus on sustainable energy sources, such as wind, water, sun and biomass, as a key factor in solving environmental problems. It is supported by the European Union via the Marie Curie Series of Events, and is aimed at individuals interested in and involved in industrial ecology and sustainable manufacturing.
Zeman's address will become part of a book published in conjunction with the summer school program.