International Water Filter Conference
April 1 and 2, 2016
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock Pennsylvania

This conference will present significant insight and opportunities to impact the worldwide health problem of drinking water pollution and create lasting change. All educators, students, community partners and the public at large are invited to attend, especially those with an interest in the role of art in promoting issues of global health and social justice. Through lectures and live demonstrations, an international diverse group of presenters will educate participants on health issues, filtration benefits and the role of ceramic arts technical and creative production in raising awareness of global waterborne diseases.

Jose Edgar Villalobos Enciso
Associate Professor, Universidad Autonoma de Chiapas, School of Civil Engineering,Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico. Facilitator of ceramic filters to rural and indigenous communities in Chiapas, Mexico.

Patricia Elke Rodríguez Schaeffer
Associate Professor, Universidad Autonoma de Chiapas, School of Civil Engineering, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico. Engineering Projects: Environment, Safety, Quality
and Communication

Michael Stubna
Active in Ceramic filter production and research in Naaghdaha,
Nepal and Turta Gutierrez, Mexico

Ibukunoluwa Ayoola (IBK)
Master Potter, Managing Director of Atamora Pottery Osun State Nigeria (filter
production and training center)

Maximo Andreus
Filtros Andreus, Sabanagrande, Honduras, and water filter
producer/machine designer and fabricator

Lisa Ballantine
Founder of FilterPureFilters Dominican Republic.

Radhmes Carela
Master potter and director of AguaPure, Dominican Republic

Oscar Munoz
Executive director of the Colonias Project, Texas A&M University

Dr. Mark Meyer
President Shoulder to Shoulder Pittsburgh/San Jose

Ian Nettleship
Professor of engineering at the University of Pittsburgh

Marie Winter
Nurse Practitioner Steel City Missions

Richard Wukich
International Coordinator Potters Water Action Group

Christopher Rolinson
Professor of photojournalism at Point Park University, Documentarian/President Potters Water Action Group

Neal Harrison
Filter press fabricator/manufacturer. E.H. Schwab Company


Conference Schedule

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Conference Map

Local Hotels:
Fairfield Inn
Apple Butter Inn

Ground Transportation:
Airport Orbit


Conference Sponsored by:

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