Sustainable Nation:

A Screening and Discussion on Water Solutions
with Dr. Clive Lipchin

Sustainable Nation

Thursday, November 19, 2020

11:00 am (ET)


About the Event

Join JNF on Campus, Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel, the Georgia Institute of Technology chapter of Engineers Without Borders, Chabad of Georgia Tech, Wish for WASH, and Northeastern Hillel for a virtual Positively Israel program. Upon registration, participants will receive an exclusive link and password to watch the award-winning hour-long documentary Sustainable Nation that follows three individuals who are doing their part to bring sustainable water solutions to an increasingly thirsty planet.


After you have watched the documentary, join the film's narrator, Dr. Clive Lipchin, on November 19th for a discussion of the film and to learn about the Arava Institute's latest advances in water solutions.

Watch the trailer for Sustainable Nation:

Upon registration, you will receive the Zoom info, a link to watch the movie before the event, and a link to a Google form to ask Dr. Lipchin any questions you may have.

Guest Speaker


Dr. Clive Lipchin

Narrator of Sustainable Nation


As director of the Center for Transboundary Water Management, Clive Lipchin brings together water professionals and policymakers across Israel, the Palestinian territories, and Jordan to foster cooperation in water conservation, desalination, wastewater treatment, and education. A respected scholar, Mr. Lipchin has published and presented widely on the topic of transboundary water management in the Middle East. As a faculty member of the Arava Institute, he teaches a multidisciplinary course on water management in the Middle East and oversees research projects, workshops, and conferences focused on transboundary water and environmental problems.

World Toilet Day


Designated by the United Nations as World Toilet Day, November 19th is a day that celebrates the safe and dignified lives that hygienic toilets provide us and raises awareness of the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. This year the World Toilet Day theme is “Sustainable Sanitation and Climate Change” and since water and sanitation are intrinsically connected, Clive will share water and sustainability initiatives of the Arava Institute, including but not limited to his sustainable solar powered toilet system currently functioning in the Bedouin Village of Umm Batin, Israel.