21 Oct 2020 Can you imagine a day without water?
The Linda Hall Library — one of the world’s largest research libraries dedicated to science, engineering and technology — will bring together national and international water experts to explore how “imagining a day without water” can become a thing of the past during a special virtual conference: Water: Access, Supply and Sustainability on Oct 27, 28 & 29.
The conference will bring citizens together with scientists, engineers, environmentalists, city leaders and water experts including:
- Sandra Postel, founder of the Global Water Policy Project and author of Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity
- David Gallo, oceanographer and Sr. Advisor for Titanic Inc; previously director at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
- Dr. Sid Roy from Virginia Tech’s Flint Water Research Team
- Gary White, Co-Founder of Water.org
- Emma Robbins, director of the Navajo Water Project
- Terry Leeds, Director of Kansas City Water Services
- Jon Stephens, President & CEO of Port KC
- Chance Bitner, Lead Engineer for $500M KCMO levee improvement project
- Tracy Streeter, former director of Kansas City Water; now at Burns & McDonnell working with public water utilities
“We see rivers running dry, wetlands disappearing, groundwater being depleted and more intense draughts, storms, floods — and wildfires,” said Sandra Postel, the conference keynote speaker and author of Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity.
“How can we live healthy, productive lives while also sustaining the ecosystems that support our economy — and the rest of life on the planet? That’s the challenge. And we can be part of the solution. But we don’t have time to waste.”