Jan 20 2011 | 5:10 PM
Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series: "The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water"
Michigan Theater - 603 E. Liberty St.

Co-sponsored by: Water Semester, the School of Public Health, the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series, the Center for the Education of Women Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund, the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, the Program in the Environment, and the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute
Speaker: Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, co-founder of the Blue Planet Project; and chair of Food and Water Watch

The freshwater crisis is the greatest ecological crisis of our time as major portions of the planet run out of this element needed for life. It is also a major health issue and the cause of the reversal of the advancement of women in many communities. Barlow will outline the causes and dimensions of the crisis and offer a principle-based solution to a water-secure future for all.