U.S. Science Envoy Program
On August 15 2016, the Institute of Crisis Management Studies (ICMS) will be co-hosting a talk on “Groundwater Contamination: Progress and Perspectives on Restoration and Risk Reduction” presented by the United States Department of State Science Envoy, Dr. Linda Abriola. The program will be jointly organized by the Regional Environment, Science, Technology and Health (ESTH) Office for South Asia, U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu and the Institute of Crisis Management Studies (ICMS) held at the ICMS campus.
The U.S. Science Envoy program demonstrates the United States’ commitment to science, technology, and innovation as tools of diplomacy and economic growth. Dr. Abriola of the American Geophysical Union and a member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering is one of the Science Envoys traveling as a private citizen to help inform the White House, the Department of State, and the scientific community about potential opportunities for cooperation. She focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and engineering in the Middle East and North Africa and South and Central Asia.