Past Event

Running out of Water: The Looming Crisis and Solutions to Conserve Our Most Precious Resource

Wed, Sep 8 2010 - 12:00pm

Running Out of Water: The Looming Crisis and Solutions to Conserve our Most Precious Resource

Susan Leal, Fellow, Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University; Former Head, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

The world is well on its way to running out of fresh water, says Leal, but there are ways to fix this problem. Since leaving her position at San Francisco's Public Utilities Commission, Leal has focused on water issues, co-authoring a new book with Harvard professor Peter Rogers that weaves together science, politics and economics to address the situation. Leal will outline the problem and describe case studies that illustrate the solutions available.

MLF: Environment & Natural Resources
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program
Cost:
$8 members, $20 non-members
Buy the book: Purchase Susan Leal's Running Out of Water from The Commonwealth Club's online bookstore. If you order the book fewer than 5 days before the event, it will be available for pickup at the Commonwealth Club on the day of the event. If you purchase it more than 5 days before the event, the book will be sent to your address.
Program Organizer: Kerry Curtis