Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Water Week

Water is one of the most important and unifying of issues. From water scarcity to water-related disasters, we are dependent on water for our health and our economy. Celebrate water and everything it provides during WaterWeek 2018, March 18 - 24th.

Water Week is being funded by The Institute of Environmental Sustainability in partnership with Student Environmental Alliance.

Monday, MARCH 19th

5:30 PM, Damen Cinema
Groundswell Rising: Protecting our Children’s Air & Water

This film brings us into the lives of people directly impacted by fracking and those dedicated to stopping this form of gas extraction.

In partnership with Food and Water Watch.

Tuesday, MARCH 20th

11:30 AM, Regis MPR
Day Zero: Cape Town Water Crisis

Hear stories from Loyola students and Cape Town residents experiencing the recent water crises in South Africa. Lunch provided.


5:00 PM, IES room 124
Water World! - a LOCALS program 

Living Off Campus and Living Sustainably (LOCALS) invites you for a workshop on water conservation in your home.


8:00 PM, Damen Cinema
The Lungs of the City

Discover the dramatic story behind Chicago’s lakefront controversy in this LUC student-produced documentary, who will be on hand to discuss the project. In partnership with School of Communications.

Thursday, MARCH 22nd

7:00 PM, Schreiber Center Wintrust Hall, Water Tower Campus
Service, Water, Puerto Rico

Keynote Speaker, Baron Hahn ‘19, is the co-founder of 3 to 5 Days, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing sustainable water solutions to developing countries. Hear about Hahn’s experiences bringing water filters to PR following Hurricane Maria.

Friday, MARCH 23rd

4:00 PM, Crown Center Lobby
Water Yoga and Meditation

Finish your week with a rejuvenating session of yoga overlooking Lake Michigan and reflect on water as a force in your life.

Wednesday, MARCH 28th

Noon, CTRE Seminar Room 152B, Health Sciences Campus
Water as Health

Join us for a conversation on the role of water in our environment and as a critical element of a sustainable life. There will be updates on Loyola’s efforts to manage water sustainably and a discussion on what more all can do to address sustainability.