Water is already 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 projected to double in over the next fifty years, and water supplies becoming both more scarce and more volatile as a result of global warming, we are likely to face a water crisis so severe it will reshape everything from our governance structures to our modes of economic and agricultural production to our patterns of social interaction. Water will be the axis around which much of public policy revolves.

This Tuesday 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.
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 2009, 6:45pm-8:15pm
Changing Climate and Water Management: A Perspective on Science and Implementation for Adaptation
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map


Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, 6:45pm-8:15pm
Watering Egypt: Political Challenges of Water Management in an Arid Land
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map


Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, 6:45pm-8:15pm
Rethinking the Science of Climate: Water Use, Culture, and Adaptation to Global Warming in the Andes
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map