Wednesday, February 17

Showtime: 7:00 PM

Chautauqua Community House

$10.00 ($7.00 Concert and Highland City Club Member)

Globally, freshwater water availability is one of the defining issues of our time. Today, humans extract and use the majority of readily available freshwater supplies. Overuse is causing scarcity problems that are now regularly appearing worldwide, even in water abundant areas. To compound the situation, add climate change and population growth to our water quantity and quality issues that will significantly affect the next 80 years. What is the real nature of our water problem? What solutions are available?

Brad Udall, senior water and climate research scientist and scholar at Colorado State University, will discuss these exact issues. He has studied water in the Western U.S. for over 30 years with an emphasis on the linkage between water and climate change. Udall will share his findings to define water today into the future.