School of the Environment

Lane Lecture

Sandra Postel

Demand for freshwater around the world is
increasing, conflicts over water rights are escalating,
rivers on every continent are running dry, and
ecosystems are disappearing. Around the Inland Northwest, aquifer levels are dropping every year.

Can this continue? Can we continue to feed,
clothe, and provide sufficient energy and freshwater
for a growing population while also sustaining
natural ecosystems and the vital web of life on
Earth?

The answer is yes! With new approaches on how we use, manage, value and even think about freshwater, we can live well and sustain our planet. Join us to learn more.

Presented by Sandra Postel
  • National Geographic Freshwater Fellow
  • Director, Global Water Policy Project
Thank you to all who attended the 2013 Lane Lecture. The Lane Lecture will be back in 2015

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