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Chemical Engineering student speaks on the economic impact of corrosion at the United Nations

The 65th UN DPI/NGO Conference titled '2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda" was held during August 27-29 in New York City and was organized by the UN Department of Public Information and the NGO/DPI Executive Committee. The event provided an opportunity for civil society networks and activists to mobilize messaging, advocacy strategies, partnerships and accountability frameworks in the lead up to the start of the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda.

Two chemical engineering majors, senior Jonathan Witt (Class of 2015) and sophomore Kabita Karki (Class of 2017) participated in this conference as youth representatives of the World Corrosion Organization. Jonathan Witt co-presented the workshop “Enhancing Sustainability of Infrastructure and Reallocating Resources to Improve Sustainability of the Populace” at the UN. Witt, who noted the existence of corrosion wastes valuable resources that could be used for other purposes, said, “If we could prevent corrosion, we could make structures last longer and save money to invest in so many different things. It’s really about awareness.”

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Posted on: Friday, October 17, 2014
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