11 May The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water
Maude Barlow (Chairperson, Food and Water Watch)
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 / 7:00 PM
By 2030, demand for fresh water will outstrip supply by forty percent. The global water crisis is the greatest human and ecological crisis of our time. Because most of us were raised with the myth of water abundance, we have been slow to come to terms with the enormity of the threat of a world without water. Maude Barlow will outline the nature of the crisis, including the crisis facing California, and offer the practical principles that could lead to a water-secure future. Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch. She is also an executive member of the San Francisco-based International Forum on Globalization and a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council. Barlow is the recipient of eight honorary doctorates. She is also the best-selling author or co-author of 16 books, including Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and The Coming Battle for the Right to Water.
Sponsored by the IHC’s Oil+Water series, UCSB Arts & Lectures, the Dept. of History of Art & Architecture, the Dept. of Film and Media Studies, the Environmental Studies Program, the Environmental Defense Center and the Community Environmental Council.