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International Expert on Water Resources to Speak Here

An internationally recognized expert on water resources, quality and conservation is scheduled to speak at Fontbonne University Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Lewis Room in the library. The event is part of Fontbonne's dedicated semester focusing on the United Nations' millennial goals.

Dr. Dennis Warner is Senior Technical Advisor for Water Supply, Sanitation and Water Resources Development for Catholic Relief Services in Washington, D.C. He specializes in water, sanitation and environment with 40 years of development experience in over 50 countries. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Stanford University, where he received a Ph.D. in civil engineering.

Dr. Warner has worked with a wide variety of world organizations. His expertise includes policy, planning, design and evaluation in water supply, sanitation, environmental health, water resources development and environmental protection. Formerly, he was director of the USAID Water and Sanitation for Health (WASH) program from 1980-88 and chief of the World Health Organization's (WHO) programs in water supply, sanitation and rural environmental health from 1989-98. In his current position with Catholic Relief Services, he advises on water-related policy issues and provides technical assistance to the 100 CRS country programs around the world.

This event is free and open to the public. Fontbonne is at 6800 Wydown Blvd in St. Louis, Mo., 63105, at the corner of Wydown and Big Bend Blvds. Please be advised that parking is extremely limited on the Fontbonne campus. For more information, e-mail

You may also learn more about our Dedicated Semester online.