UNESCO Chair of Sustainable Urban Water Systems to Lecture at U.Va. School of Architecture

March 28, 2010

March 24, 2010 — Kala Vairavamoorthy will give a Weedon Lecture in Asian Architecture at the University of Virginia's School of Architecture on March 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Campbell Hall, room 153.

Vairavamoorthy's lecture is "The Challenge of Sustainable Water Management in Cities of the Future: How to Make the Transition."

Vairavamoorthy is chair of water engineering at the University of Birmingham, U.K., and chair of Sustainable Urban Water Systems at UNESCO-IHE in Delft, The Netherlands. Vairavamoorthy also is the director of SWITCH, a European Union research project for Sustainable Urban Water Management.

He received master's of science and doctoral degrees in environmental and water engineering from Imperial College, London.

The Weedon Lectures in Asian Architecture are funded by the Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation in honor of the late William Stone Weedon, a former faculty member of the School of Architecture and an expert in East Asian architecture.

— By Jane Ford