27 Apr Blue Gold: World Water Wars
Tuesday, April 2, 2010 / 3:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
In every corner of the globe, we are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting our limited supply of fresh water at an expediential level as population and technology grows. The rampant overdevelopment of agriculture, housing and industry increase the demands for fresh water well beyond the finite supply, resulting in the desertification of the earth. We follow numerous worldwide examples of people fighting for their basic right to water, from court cases to violent revolutions to U.N. conventions to revised constitutions to local protests at grade schools. As Maude Barlow proclaims, “This is our revolution, this is our war”. A line is crossed as water becomes a commodity. Will we survive?
Note: Blue Gold cast member and Regent’s Lecturer Maude Barlow will be giving a talk on Tuesday, May 11 at Corwin Pavillion at 7:00PM.
Sponsored by the IHC’s Oil + Water series and the Community Environmental Council.