The Complexities of Drinking Water



James Salzman, professor of environmental policy at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, will examine the importance of water as a key resource linked to the most pressing issues of our time, from globalization and social justice to terrorism and climate change during a lecture at Dickinson on Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in the Stern Center, Great Room, 208 West Louther Street. It is free and open to the public.

Salzman holds joint appointments at Duke as the Samuel Fox Mordecai Professor of Law and as the Nicholas Institute Professor of Environmental Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment. He has written extensively on the topics of trade and environment conflicts, drinking water, and the legal and institutional issues in creating markets for ecosystem services. His most recent book, Drinking Water: A History, was praised as a “Recommended Read” by Scientific American and excerpted in Natural History

The event is part of a semester-long series of lectures exploring the ways in which water impacts us globally and locally, including the impact of climate change on regional water scarcity, prevention of conflict about water resources and the implications of drinking bottled water. It is sponsored by The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the departments of economics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and environmental studies and environmental science.

For more information, call 717-245-1875.


Published April 7, 2014