Stroud Science Seminar Series
When: Thursday, March 21. Doors open at 6 p.m. for refreshments. Come early for an education open house! Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Stroud Water Research Center (map below)
Cost: FREE and open to the public thanks to our sponsors.
Chasing Water in a Dynamically Changing World
Lecture by Brian Richter, President of Sustainable Waters
Water shortages are now affecting half the world’s population, disrupting food and energy security as well as urban water supplies. The overuse of water and associated drying of rivers, lakes, and aquifers has become a leading cause of freshwater species imperilment. Climate change forecasts foretell even greater challenges in many water-scarce regions. These threats to our water future can be ameliorated, but it will require bold and concerted action on the part of governments, city leaders, and farmers. This presentation will highlight the key solutions that must be implemented.
Brian Richter has been a global leader in water science and conservation for more than 30 years. He is the president of Sustainable Waters, a global water education organization, where he promotes sustainable water use and management with governments, corporations, universities, and local communities. He previously served as Managing Director for the Global Water Program of The Nature Conservancy, an international conservation organization. Brian has consulted on more than 150 water projects worldwide. He serves as a water advisor to some of the world’s largest corporations, investment banks, and the United Nations, and has testified before the U.S. Congress on multiple occasions. He also teaches a course on Water Sustainability at the University of Virginia.