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Water Matters Event

Thirst and Abundance in the Twenty-First Century: The Politics of Water

In recent years, water scarcity has emerged as a serious constraint on food production, economic progress, ecological health, and regional peace and stability in many parts of the world. Serious questions have been raised about whether there will be enough water to meet the future food requirements of a growing population. Global competition for water is mounting both within and between nations-turning water into a potential source of conflict.

This public conversation examines the many challenges water scarcity presents to policy makers, development specialists, and society at large. We will discuss the historical approach to water development, the signs and consequences of water scarcity evident today, and the emerging politics of water. We will explore the role of conservation, efficiency, and watershed protection.

::: Event Details :::
Speakers: Sandra Postel and Tina Clarke
Moderator: Thomas Millette, professor of geography/earth and the environment, MHC
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2005
Location: Gamble Auditorium, Art Building, Mount Holyoke College
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free and open to the public
Students: Register for the 4 pm Student Seminar with Tina Clarke in the Porter Lounge

::: Directions :::
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Above image:
James Rosenquist (American, b. 1933)
My Mind Is a Glass of Water
Color lithograph, 1972
Gift of Susan Matheson Burke
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum