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Safe Water Optimization Tool Launch

25 November 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for the Virtual Launch of the Safe Water Optimization Tool (SWOT), a new data analytics platform from the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research and Médecins sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors Without Borders). The SWOT helps aid workers ensure water safety during humanitarian emergencies.

Dr. Syed Imran Ali, Dahdaleh Institute Fellow and SWOT Lead, will present the story of the SWOT – from its origins during a major waterborne disease outbreak in refugee camps in South Sudan, to the latest machine learning and numerical modelling research, to field implementations of the new technology in Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Tanzania. The presentation will be followed by a panel Q&A session with members of the SWOT development team. We are honoured to have opening remarks from York University President Dr. Rhonda Lenton and DIGHR Director Dr. James Orbinski.

SWOT Dev Team Panelists:

  • Prof. Usman Khan - Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University; SWOT Machine Learning Lead
  • Jean-François Fesselet - Water and Sanitation Unit Coordinator, Public Health Department, Médecins sans Frontières (Operational Centre Amsterdam); SWOT MSF Coordinator
  • Mike Spendlove - Director of Engineering, Checkout 51; SWOT Technology Advisor
  • Matt Arnold - SWOT Technical Advisor & Field Lead

To learn more about the SWOT, please visit safeh2o.app/.

To join us in this celebration and knowledge sharing event, register below.