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September 25, 2012

Can we meet the needs of a growing population in the face of rising temperatures and lower rainfall in an already arid land? Can we find harmony amongst the competing interests of cities, agriculture, industry, recreation, wildlife, and indigenous communities with rights to the water?

Produced and narrated by Robert Redford and directed by award-winning filmmaker, Mark Decena, Watershed tells the story of the threats to the once mighty Colorado River and offers solutions for the future of the American West. Please join us after the showing for a panel discussion.


Dave White, co-director, Decision Center for a Desert City, Global Institute of Sustainability

John Hathaway, Arizona Riparian Council & watercourse planning manager, Flood Control District of Maricopa County

Jim Holway, director, Western Lands and Communities, a Lincoln Institute of Land Policy - Sonoran Institute Joint Venture

Steve Pawlowski, program coordinator, Water Sentinels, Sierra Club

Kris Randall, Arizona Riparian Council & state coordinator, Partners for Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Moderated by:

Matt Chew, assistant research professor in the School of Life Sciences.

This one-night only showing is free to the public. Free parking is available at the Brickyard Parking Garage on 6th St & Mill Ave. Be sure to bring your parking ticket into the theater for validation.

To find more information on Watershed, visit

This event is co-sponsored by the Arizona Riparian Council.

Where and When:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

6:30 p.m. doors open

7:00 p.m. showing

Valley Art Theater

509 S. Mill Ave.

Tempe, AZ 85281

(5th St. and Mill Ave.)