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Contact: Kimberly Szewczyk, Public Information Officer, 315-568-2991
Seneca Falls, NY – To kick off National Park Week, Women’s Rights National Historical Park is pleased to host “Water, A Women’s Issue?” on Saturday, April 16th at 1:00 pm in the park’s Guntzel Theater. Presenter Zohreh Movahed, PE, PhD, a Water Management Consultant at WATEK Engineering and professor at Johns Hopkins University, will share her ideas on how to preserve the most basic of human needs – water.
Movahed holds a Phd in environmental engineering and has worked to develop a technically feasible and cost effective way to help solve the issue of scarce or absent drinking water, an issue which affects women and children disproportionately. In developing countries, women spend 200 million hours a day collecting water and every 15 seconds, a child under five dies of a water-related illness. As part of the presentation, the movie, “Women and Water,” will be presented, followed by a discussion. The discussion of the protection, preservation, and management of this resource comes at a time when the quality of public water supplies has come into question within the United States. For the younger visitor, there will be children’s water-themed hands-on activities.
National Park Week, April 16th to 24th, is America’s largest celebration of our nation’s heritage. It’s about making great connections, exploring amazing places, and enhancing America’s best idea – the national parks! Within the National Park Service, the Water Resources Division ensures current and future generations can experience healthy aquatic ecosystems in the National Park System.
For more information, please check out our website at www.nps.gov/wori or call us at (315) 568-0024. The park is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and all sites, and programs, within Women’s Rights National Historical Park are free and open to the public. Follow the park's social media sites for Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/