Glendale 100: AZ Humanities Frank Talks: Water in the Southwest: Where Have We Been, and Where Are We Going?

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Heroes Regional Park Library
Yucca Room

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RESCHEDULED for Monday, March 6th at 6PM at the Heroes Regional Park Library. 

The Frank Talks facilitator for the Water in the Southwest program had to cancel for today. The program has been rescheduled for next Monday, March 6th at 6pm at Heroes Regional Park Library. If you would like to register for the rescheduled program, please use the following link: I apologize for the inconvenience and hope that you will be able to attend next week.

Glendale 100*

Arizona Humanities

Water in the Southwest: Where Have We Been, and Where Are We Going?
It has been said that “Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting.” This is especially true of water politics in the American Southwest, a region defined by its lack of water. The massive 20th century federal investments into dam systems controlled the great rivers of the West, allowing cities like Phoenix to “bloom like a rose” and grow exponentially. As we look to our future, many questions arise. Where does our water come from? Who benefited from changing water politics? How did moving water systems from one place to another affect different communities, and how have those effects been recognized through treaties and policies governing water? And perhaps most importantly, in the face of a changing climate: how sustainable are our present-day water policies and infrastructure?


Please be advised that FRANK Talks are private and may not be recorded or broadcast in any form. You understand these conditions for participation and agree to hold harmless Arizona Humanities and the Arizona State Library.


Jennifer Richter

Dr. Jennifer Richter is an assistant professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and School of Social Transformation. Her research interests are at the intersections of science and society, especially how federal policies are enacted locally. By examining how science and technology policies collide with local expectations and understanding of their environments and economies, Dr. Richter explores the different scales of technologies and policies and their effects on people. Dr. Richter focuses on energy justice, specifically in relation to nuclear and renewable energy production, and how production affects different communities.

Event Type(s): Cultural Education, History
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Richter
Dianne J warren
(623) 930-4438

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