1:30 -1:45

Introduction and Overview
Will Kirksey, Executive Director
The Living Technology Institute

Jerry Yudelson
“Godfather of Green”
Mr. Yudelson will discuss innovative ideas for managing scarce water resources and the barriers to solving water problems in the U.S. outlined in his recent book, Dry Run: Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis.

Cynthia Barnett
“Part journalist, part mom, part historian, and part optimist” according to the Boston Globe
Author of the new book, Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis, Ms. Barnett will describe the relationship of water and community, report on innovative water solutions worldwide, and present the case for a national water ethic.

David Andrews
Senior Representative of Food & Water Watch and a highly visible advocate for safe and sustainable production of food and water, Mr. Andrews will discuss the need for a new vision to protect our common resources for the future and choose appropriate technologies.

Tara Lohan
Tara Lohan is a senior editor at AlterNet, leading the Environment, Water, and Food sections, and is the editor of the book Water Matters. Ms. Lohan will outline the need for meaningful personal, policy, and legal changes to protect and share water equitably with each other and the rest of nature.

Interactive session with Speaker Panel/Q&A
Time for attendees to ask questions of the speakers regarding local, regional and global water issues.

Private reception in the Main Gallery