March 24, 2019 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Replenish: How We Can Fix our Broken Water Cycle
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 5:30pm

Replenish: How We Can Fix our Broken Water Cycle

Arthur Bell Auditorium


We have disrupted the natural water cycle for centuries to control water for our own prosperity. But we have reached a tipping point: Major rivers are running dry, aquifers are being depleted, and freshwater life is disappearing — even as climate change worsens floods, droughts, and wildfires. In this talk, Sandra Postel presents promising solutions that suggest we can fix this broken water cycle if we apply our ingenuity to working with nature rather than against it.

Sandra is the director of the Global Water Policy Project and author of Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity. She is also co-creator of Change the Course; the national water stewardship initiative awarded the 2017 US Water Prize for restoring billions of gallons of water to depleted rivers and wetlands. From 2009-2015, she served as Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society. Sandra is author of Pillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last? and of Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity, the basis for a PBS documentary. Her work has appeared in Science, Natural History, and Best American Science and Nature Writing.

This program is free to the public, seating is limited