2014 Spring Semester Theme: Water

Concerns about a coming water crisis are gaining the attention of scholars, not just in countries where water is scarce, but globally. Water scarcity and water quality are interrelated problems that are both likely to deteriorate in the face of climate change.  The Clarke Forum’s theme for the spring 2014 semester will explore how  water impacts all of us in ways we are often unaware. Topics will range from the global to the local, from the impact of climate change on regional water scarcity, to the prevention of conflict about water resources and the implications of drinking bottled water.

Events Related to Theme:

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Stern Center, Great Room, 7 p.m.
Global Consequences of Current Lake Warming
Catherine O’Reilly, professor, Illinois State University

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Stern Center, Great Room, 7 p.m.
Water, Conflict, and Peacebuilding
Carl Bruch, senior attorney, Environmental Law Institute

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Stern Center, Great Room, 7 p.m.
Brave New World of Water
Steven Solomon, author and commentator

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Stern Center, Great Room, 7 p.m.
Drinking Water
James Salzman, professor, Duke University