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Aaron Salzberg, PhD

Dr. Aaron Salzberg

Aaron Salzberg, PhD

Director
The Water Institute at UNC
Jennifer and Don Holzworth Distinguished Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  • 144 Rosenau Hall
  • CB #7431
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA

Dr. Salzberg is the Director of the Water Institute and the Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Salzberg has held a number of positions within the U.S. government including serving as the first Special Coordinator for Water at the U.S. Department of State where he led the development and implementation of U.S. foreign policy on drinking water and sanitation, water resources management, and transboundary water issues. He also directed the development of the first U.S. government-wide Global Water Strategy. 

Research Activities

- Interests include drinking water and waste water technology, operational hydrology, the water-energy-food nexus, transboundary water and conflict, international policy/negotiations

Education

PhD, Genetic Toxicology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998

MS, Technology and Public Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998

MS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, 1986

BS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, 1983

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