Last Call at the Oasis
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 6:30 PM (EDT)
Last Call at the Oasis
Tuesday, April 8 | 6:30 p.m.
Introduction and Q&A with James Famiglietti, PhD, professor of earth system science and of civil and environmental engineering; founding director of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling, University of California Irvine; Peter Gleick, PhD, president and cofounder of the Pacific Institute, Oakland, California, and author of A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy and Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water
Last Call at the Oasis presents a powerful argument for why water will become the central issue facing our world in this century. Join us to watch this smart, visually arresting documentary that Indiewire calls “Necessary viewing for anyone on the planet who drinks water.” Get the latest on the state of our water from Peter Gleick and James Famiglietti, the renowned water visionaries featured in the film.
Presented in collaboration with Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs for their “Water: Challenges of Extremes” Open Classroom series.
Advance registration begins at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 25 (Monday, March 24 for Museum members).
This program is free thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.
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