Joan RoseJoan Rose will deliver her free public lecture “Exploring the Water Virome and Biohealth of the Planet” Wednesday on the UWindsor campus.

Global biohealth subject of lecture

Water is at the core of sustainability, says Joan Rose, a professor in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University.

“Water quality affects the bio health of our planet, with humans, animals, and plants equally impacted,” says Dr. Rose. “It also affects our food security, our economic opportunities and our well-being.”

She will discuss her work in a free public lecture, entitled “Exploring the Water Virome and Biohealth of the Planet,” in room 203, Toldo Health Education Centre, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Rose is a 2016 recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize, holds MSU’s Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research, and co-directs its Center for Water Sciences and Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment.

“My research has taken me to some of the most exotic waters in the world,” she says. “Water remains as vital to the environment as it is to people, and it never ceases to amaze me.”

Wednesday’s event is part of the Distinguished Speaker Series on Global Environment Governance, sponsored by the UWindsor departments of Political Science and Earth and Environmental Sciences.