Building a Water-Secure Future

Water is perhaps the world’s most precious and health-sustaining resource, and surely one most at risk. Microbes, lead, and other contaminants threaten access to clean and safe drinking water. Record-breaking droughts and catastrophic floods put burdensome pressure on agriculture and imperil crops. In the face of these challenges, leaders are stepping up to reimagine water systems and solutions. They are promoting green infrastructure to build back thriving wetlands and forests and manage stormwater runoff, engaging the community to protect wells, and reviving indigenous water management strategies. Is it enough to secure a sustainable water future?

Festival: Spotlight Health 2018

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Audio/Video: Water

Scarcity — across the West and elsewhere increasingly — the issue about water is whether there is enough of it. Some... See more
Featured scholar: David Kuria Clean water and sanitation, those most basic of human needs, are in alarmingly short... See more
This conversation takes place during the mega drought in California. Though drought sounds temporary, it’s not because... See more
Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Pete McBride will present his ongoing work on watersheds, rivers and... See more
Former commander in the British Royal Navy, Tony Long, will guide the audience through an operation to find an illegal... See more
Why the effects of drought have so much to do with the revolutionary inclinations of a frustrated populace. Is climate... See more

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