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.”
For more information about Linda Hall Library’s biennial conference – Water: Access, Supply and Sustainability — or to register, visit www.lindahall.org/water-conference.