Past Event

Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West

Image - Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West
Tue, Oct 1 2013 - 6:00pm

James Redford, Board Member, Redford Center; Producer, Watershed
Jill Tidman, Executive Director, Redford Center; Producer, Watershed
Barry Nelson, Senior Policy Analyst, National Resources Defense Council
Maria Baier, Chief Executive Officer, Sonoran Institute - Moderator

Water – everyone needs it. So what do we do when it’s threatened by overuse? The Colorado River provides much of the Southwest U.S. with water for drinking, sanitation, energy generation and agricultural production. Running through seven states and into Mexico, the river is a vital water source for 40 million people – and the strain of supporting the surrounding population is causing an unnatural and potentially problematic retreat. Watershed is a new documentary created to raise awareness about the river and the issues facing the communities throughout the river basin. Analyst Nelson will join producers Redford and Tidman in discussing how the Colorado River can be saved and the documentary’s role in achieving that goal. Watershed is a production of the Redford Center, an organization founded by Redford along with his siblings and father, the actor Robert Redford, to effect social and environmental change.

MLF: Environment & Natural Resources/Business & Leadership
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:15 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 non-members, $8 members, students free (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Ann Clark
Also know: Part of the New Visions for the Environment Series