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Water Week 2018

A week of events planned to engage our academic and local community in service and activism for the benefit of the waters of the Commonwealth.


Mon, 9/17 to Fri, 10/19: Shoe Drive to Save Lives

Donate new and used shoes to WaterStep to fund access to clean water. Collection bins are located at: Ag Science North Deli* Barnhart 2nd FL* WT Young Library* RGAN* Newman Center Lobby* MMRB lobby* JSB near Freshi*

Lead: Dr. Carmen Agouridis (UK BAE)




Mon, 10/15: WaterStep

Mark Hogg Founder/CEO) & Greg Heitzman (BlueWaterKY)

Gatton Student Center, Room 330AB,

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Food and Refreshments provided at 5:30 PM

Lead: Dr. Carmen Agouridis (UK BAE)



Tuesday 10/16: Project Wet

Become a Project WET Educator

Good Barn 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

$55 Registration; Lunch and Snacks Provided

Project Leads: Carmen Agouridis (UK BAE), Amanda Gumbert (UK CES), & Malissa McAlister (KWRRI)

www.projectwet.org | register: www.uky.edu/bae/cpd


Tues, 10/16: Before the Flood

Screening and Discussion from 5:30 to 8:00 PM

Food and Refreshments provided @ 5:00 PM

Location W.T. Young Library, AA Auditorium

Panel Discussion Led by Shane Tedder (UK Office of Sustainability)



Wed, 10/17: Water Professionals Career Panel

Gatton College Room 435UV, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Lunch provided at 12:00 PM

Leads: UK Water Professionals and Dr. Carmen Agouridis (UK BAE)


Wed, 10/17: Coming Down the Pipe with Divest

Gatton Student Center Room 331, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Light refreshments provided.

Organized by Divest UK from Fossil Fuels Student Organization

Want to become more involved in local water-related issues? Learn how a plan to re-purpose the Tennessee Gas pipeline could impact Kentucky’s waterways. Find out how this pipeline project connects with a new student-led campaign to encourage the University to pursue fossil fuel divestment.


Chris Schimmoeller 
Envision Franklin County and Woods & Waters Land Trust, President
Kentucky Heartwood, co-founder and board member.

Cara Cooper
M.S. Environmental Science
KY Student Environmental Coalition, State Organizer. 
Catalyst, Co-founder
Brighter Future Consulting , Founder


Thurs, 10/18: Water Lexmark Stream Clean-up

Everyone is welcome at this day-long stream clean-up event at Lexmark Park which is part of a trash study involving an instream trash collection system.

9 AM - 4 PM. Supplies provided.

Lead: Dr. Carmen Agouridis (UK BAE)


Thurs, 10/18: Seminar “Engaging in Place”

Susan Seacrest, Founder of Groundwater Foundation

Location: MMRB room 102, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Refreshments at 3:30 PM

Leads: Drs. Alan Fryar & Ryan Thigpen (UK EES)




Fri 10/19: CATchment Cleanup

Service Opportunity for the UK Community

UK South Campus, Farm Rd. between Good Barn and Gluck

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Refreshments provided.

Leads: Dr. Carmen Agouridis (UK BAE) and BAE Student Branch