Future Water Wars?

September 23, 2012

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NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio/file
A snapshot of Earth's plant productivity in 2003 shows regions of increased productivity (green) and decreased productivity (red). Tracking productivity between 2000 and 2009, researchers found a global net decrease due to regional drought.

Growing populations, climate change, and diminishing water resources are combining to make water the oil of the 21st century. This panel explores federal, state, and local water resources policy, emerging practices and technologies that could set us on a path to more sustainable management, and, most importantly, what we can do as consumers and citizens. The panel features: Andrea Cline, water resource professional, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission; Josh Ellis, program director at the Metropolitan Planning Council; and David Naftzger, executive director of the Council of Great Lakes Governors and a Highland Park councilman.


Recorded Sunday, September 23, 2012 at the Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy.