With one in six people around the world currently lacking access to safe drinking water (1.2 billion people), and more than two out of six lacking adequate sanitation (2.6 billion people), water is a critical factor affecting the social and economic well-being of a sizable proportion of the world's population. However, with the world's population doubling and water supplies becoming both more scarce and volatile as a result of global warming, a water crisis could reshape everything from our governance structures to our modes of economic and agricultural production to our patterns of social interaction.
This Thursday evening series will explore innovative and sustainable solutions for water harvesting, looking at water provision from a new vantage point: via how water sources are changing as a function of global warming and increased population pressures. The implications that these shifts will have for water sourcing and water distribution will also be explored.

Please select the session(s) for which you would like to RSVP.
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, 6:20pm
Fred Pearce, Author of When the Rivers Run Dry
Location: The Kimmel Center, 900 Series (905, 907)
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012  map


Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, 6:20pm-8:00pm
Bryan Mark, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map