Right House's Low Income Insulation Project, and Royal Society of New Zealand Lecture - TOMORROW 1 FEBRUARY 2012.

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Unquenchable: America’s water crisis and what to do about it

Professor Robert Glennon, University of Arizona

 6.00pm Wednesday 1 February 2012

Concert Chamber, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato (via Gates 1, 2, 2b - Knighton Road, Hamilton)

Professor Robert Glennon discusses the contents of his book “Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It” - the heady extravagances and everyday waste that are sucking the USA dry.

USA’s water woes will worsen before they get better because the USA is slow to change its ways, and because water is an overlooked resource. The USA's love affair with biofuels will turn to heartbreak once the USA realizes  thousands of gallons of water are required to produce a gallon of fuel. Professor Glennon argues that the USA cannot engineer its way out of this problem. The USA must make hard choices — Professor Glennon's answer is a provocative market-based system that values water as a commodity and a fundamental human right. Professor Glennon’s answers have a global context and resonate with issues being faced in New Zealand.

Robert Glennon is Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy at Rogers College of Law at University of Arizona and the author of articles and books including Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America’s Fresh Waters.

Further information contact: brent.clothier@plantandfood.co.nz



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Qualifying requirements:

  • ·         Homeowner or tenant of the property must have a Community Services Card
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