Focus on Water: What do we want to use our water for?

posted Wednesday, July 25, 2007        

Thursday, August 23, 2007
6:00 pmto7:30 pm

Join Sustainable Tucson on Thursday, August 23rd, 6 p.m., at the Woods Library, 3455 N. 1st Avenue. We will present a public discussion about Arizona water policies and laws, compared with those established elsewhere.  At a moment when our state is setting out to become a world leader in defining sound water policies, what can we learn from others, and what can we teach?  Amy McCoy, a project manager at the Sonoran Institute, will present the Institute’s recently issued Sustainable Water Management report.  Discussion will follow.  This event is free, and open to the public.

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Reminder: On August 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, Peter Gleick, international expert on sustainable water management, will deliver a public lecture.

Peter Gleick will discuss innovate strategies for achieving sustainable water use at a public lecture at Temple Emanu-El, 225 N. Country Club, Tucson at 7:30 on Thursday, Aug. 30. The lecture is free and open to the public. He is co-founder and president of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security.
Gleick has a Ph.D. from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship for his work on water issues, and the BBC named him a “visionary on the environment” in its Essential Guide to the 21st Century. He is the principal author of the recent publication, “The World’s Water 2006 – 2007, The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources,” published by Island Press.

Sponsors of the event include Pima County, Arizona Hydrological Society, Southwest Hydrology, Southern Arizona Leadership Council and Temple Emanu-El. Along with Southwest Hydrology, the other University of Arizona sponsors are the Water Resources Research Center and the Institute for the Study of Planet Earth.

Gleick will be in Tucson participating in a regional water symposium, “Sustainable Water, Unlimited Growth, Quality of Life: Can We Have it All?,” an event sponsored by the Arizona Hydrologic Society and Southwest Hydrology. Check the symposium web site for information about the event: www.watersymposium.org.

Contacts:
Sharon Megdal, Water Resources Research Center, smegdal@cals.arizona.edu
Gregg Garfin, Institute for the Study of Planet Earth, gmgarfin@email.arizona.edu

Cas Sprout, Administrative Associate
Water Resources Research Center
350 N. Campbell Tucson AZ 85721
Office: 520-792-9591 ext. 55 Fax: 520-792-8518



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