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Changing Planet: Adapting to Our Water Future

The Honorable Bill Richardson

  • Former Governor of New Mexico

Grady Gammage, Jr.

Dr. Heidi M. Cullen

  • Director of Communications, Research Scientist, and Correspondent for Climate Central

Patricia Mulroy

  • General Manager, Las Vegas Valley Water District / Southern Nevada Water Authority

Anne Thompson

  • Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent, NBC News

Welcoming remarks by ASU President Michael M Crow.

Since ancient times, civilizations have struggled to control water, wringing every drop out of this precious resource. Today, freshwater resources are threatened by a rising population and the effects of climate change.

Join us for a dynamic dialogue where a panel of scientists and policymakers will discuss how shifting climate patterns are stressing our freshwater resources and how we can develop better, more sustainable water practices. Audience Q&A will follow.


There has been extraordinary interest in this event; we are over capacity and are no longer accepting reservations. Those who have registered for the event should arrive early for best chance at a seat. Doors close promptly at 5:45 p.m.


The event can be viewed live at 6:00 p.m. on ASUtv:

Learn More:

To learn more about Arizona's current and future water supplies and the relationship between water and future growth along Arizona's Sun Corridor, check out a new report from ASU's Morrison Institute: Watering the Sun Corridor (PDF).

Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011
6-7:30 p.m. Town Hall (videotaped)
Doors open at 5 p.m. Please arrive early.
Doors will close at 5:45 p.m.
No entrance or exit will be permitted after that point due to videotaping.
Galvin Playhouse  
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(located within Nelson Fine Arts Center)
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
51 E. 10th St., Tempe, Ariz.
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