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Other Public Health Lectures

This contains an archived collection of videos and presentation materials (if available) for lectures/talks that were created in partnership with other USF and non-USF entities. COPH was a co-sponsor of these events.

Water Conference

 This Conference is the third in a series of Conferences addressing concerns about water: 

  • 2010 Water The Key to Regional Stability, and 
  • 2011 Security and Stability Partnerships: Their Impact on Health. 

The first Conference ( 2010 ) set the stage for the subsequent Conferences. A very diverse group of Speakers and Attendees presented and discussed an overview of our current state of awareness and concern about the critical role of water as it relates to regional stability. Academicians, Corporate leaders, as well as Religious and Cultural Scholars participated.  

The Second Conference ( 2011 ) emphasized the relationships of water to Health from the perspective that Health plays a fundamental role in stability. Again, we maintained the diversity of participants.  

We take comfort in providing a neutral avenue for presenting disparate views on common themes. The diversity of Speakers and Attendees has been and continues to be one of the greatest strengths of these Conferences. Individuals and organizations who have not routinely met together have become regular presenters and attendees. 

 The latest Conference ( 2012 ) builds on this platform from the perspective articulated in the 2012 Conference description below.


May 7-9, 2012

Event Name

Water: The Key to Regional Stability Thru Sustainable Partnerships

Description (pdf)

Agenda (pdf)

Organizers' Brief Bios (pdf)

Planning Committee Brief Bios (pdf)

Speaker Bios (pdf)

Press Coverage:

Title of Presentation/Speaker

Monday, May 7, 2012

  1. Welcome and Opening Remarks
  2. Water Resource Sustainability: Strategy, Risk Management and Partnerships
  3. International Waters: Conflict, Cooperation and Transformation
  4. Watershed Issues and Management in Afghanistan: Opportunities and Challenges
  5. ADT's Role in Water Management
  6. Afghan Farmers Have Forgotten How to Farm: Strategic Impact of Water Politics
  7. Panel Discussion/Synthesis (video)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

  1. Water and Energy: Forces Shaping the Future and Key Trends

  2. Global Power –Water Outlook: Future Pathways
    • Alicia Altagracia Aponte

  3. China's Water-Energy Dynamics

  4. Technology Solutions : The GE Perspective

  5. Morning Q & A (video)

  6. USMC Expeditionary Energy Update: Shaping America's Middleweight Force

  7. Panel Discussion/ Synthesis (video)

  8. Mining issues in Afghanistan

  9. Mining Opportunities & Water Challenges in Afghanistan

  10. Mine Reclamation Design to Provide Sustainable Water Resource Systems: the Florida Experience

  11. The Mining Legacy in a Water Scarce South Africa

  12. Panel Discussion/Synthesis (video)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

  1. COIN Effect: Understanding water's role in counterinsurgency stability operations, RC(SW), Afghanistan

  2. Implications of the Intelligence Community Assessment (Global Water Security - 2 Feb 2012) and the US Water Partnership ( 22 Mar 2012 )
    • Mohsen M. Milani

  3. An Integrated Approach: Water and the New Silk Road< /li>
  4. Innovative partnerships to promote regional stability through civil society engagement, new governance structures and information sharing

  5. Private Sector Partnerships: Successes and Limitations

  6. Avoiding Water Wars: Policy Tools and Strategic Implications

  7. Hirmand/Helmand International River Basin
    • Syamak Moattar

  8. Conference Synthesis

  9. Closing Remarks (video)


June 13-15, 2011

Event Name

Security and Stability Partnerships for Water: Their Impact on Health

Description (pdf)

Agenda (pdf)

Planning Committee Brief Bios (pdf)

Organizers' Brief Bios (pdf)

Media Coverage:


Multiple Speakers

Title of Presentation

Monday, June 13, 2011

  1. Welcome and Opening Remarks (Video)
  2. Partnerships for Progress on Global Water Policy (Handout PDF)
  3. Smart Questions to Discern Water's Role in COIN Operations (Handout PDF)
  4. Lessons Learned in Providing 3 Billion Liters of Clean Drinking Water in the Developing World"? (Handout PDF)
  5. Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program (Handout PDF)
  6. Water and Sanitation Service Delivery as Stability Interventions (Handout PDF) (Audio)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

  1. Water Resource Sustainability: Strategy, Risk Management and Partnerships (Handout PDF) (Audio)
  2. Building Partnerships (Handout PDF)
  3. Security and Health Diplomacy through Sustainable Partnerships in Global Workforce Development (Handout PDF) (Audio)
  4. Adaptation to Climate Change in the Public Health Sector (Handout PDF) (Audio)
  5. Moderated Discussion (Handout PDF)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

  1. Sanitation and Health in Islam: A Security Perspective (Handout PDF) (Audio)
  2. Water-related Issues of Bangladesh: Seasonal Floods, Arsenic, Salinity, Sea-level rise and Cyclones (Handout PDF)
  3. Water: Importance for Health and Human Security in Helmand Province, Afghanistan (Handout PDF)
  4. Water Complexities in Afghanistan (Handout PDF)
  5. 'Greening' of FOBs in Afghanistan (Handout PDF)
  6. Impact of Watershed Conservation Management Practices on Agricultural Runoff (Handout PDF)
  7. Moderated Discussion (Handout PDF)


September 28, 2010
Feb 15, 2010
Jan 28, 2010


Multiple Speakers

Event Name

September 28, 2010
Water: The Key to Regional Stability Agenda

Description (pdf)

Agenda (pdf)

Speakers' Brief Bios (pdf)

Organizers' Brief Bios (pdf)

Feb 15, 2010
The Impending Water Crisis of Tampa Bay: Waste, Reuse and Environmental Protection - Workshop II: Engineering, Ecosystem Impacts and Financial Consideration

Announcement (pdf)

Jan 28, 2010
The Impending Water Crisis of Tampa Bay: Waste, Reuse and Environmental Protection - Workshop I: Potential Contaminants from Water Reuse 

Announcement (pdf) 

Thank You Letter (pdf)

Title of Presentation

September 28, 2010

Morning Presentations
  1. Welcome and Opening Remarks (Video)
  2. Building Stability through Water Actions (Handout PDF) (Video)
  3. Water Supply, Water Quality and Water Accessibility – Public Health and Water-related Tipping Points in Helmand Province (Handout PDF) (Video)
  4. The Importance of Regional Cooperation on Water in South Asia (Handout PDF) (Video)
  5. Water Stewardship and Coca-Cola (Handout PDF) (Video)
  6. Panel Chaired (Video)

Afternoon Presentations
  1. Contemporary Water Conservation and Conflict Management and the role of Islamic education (Handout PDF) (Video)
  2. Water and Cultural Diversity in an African Nation: Challenges to Sustainable Development (Handout PDF) (Video)
  3. Security through Culturally-sensitive Water Policy (Handout PDF) (Video)
  4. Water Conflict Management and Transformation (Handout PDF) (Video)
  5. Strengthening Hydropolitical Resilience in Central Asia (Handout PDF) (Video)
  6. Panel Chaired (Handout PDF) (Video 1) (Video 2)

Feb 15, 2010

  1. The Ground water Recharge (GWR) System - Indirect Potable Reuse as New Water Sources  (Handout PDF)
  2. Drinking Water Planning for the Tampa Bay Region - Past, Present, Future (Handout PDF)
  3. FDEP Reuse Regulations (Handout PDF)
  4. A Comparison of Reclaimed Water, Surface Water & Groundwater Quality (Handout PDF)
  5. Potential Effects of Reclaimed Water on Nitrogen Loading to Tampa Bay (Handout PDF)
  6. The Cost of Water Reuse: An Economic Perspective (Handout PDF)

Jan 28, 2010

  1. Viruses in Sewage & Reclaimed Water (Handout PDF)
  2. Fecal Contamination of Water & Determination of Pollution Sources (Handout PDF)
  3. Heavy Metals in Domestic Drinking & Effluent Water (Handout PDF)
  4. Trace Organics in Recycled and Reclaimed Waters (Handout PDF)
  5. Toilet to Tap: Has the Time Come? (Handout PDF)

COPH Lectures

Day / Date:
Friday, March 1, 2013

Dr. Laura Jean Palmer-Moloney

Title of Presentation:
"Redirecting the Flow: Moving Water from Sector Working Group – Essential Service" 

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