Due to the extreme snow storm
events in Washington, D.C., both the February 24th Lunch/Panel
Discussion and the evening Congressional Water Caucus Events have been
postponed.

On February 24, 2010,
two important events that pertain to water policy, will take
place in Washington,
D.C.
  Under the direction of Jim
Thebaut, of The
Chronicles Group/Running Dry Project, Executive
and
Legislative Branches of the U.S. Government, together with the public
and
private sector, will join in an educational dialogue about drought and
water
scarcity, and its ultimate impact on national security.

 Water
Charity supported a similar event,
centered around national water policy, which took place in
Washington, D.C. on July
28, 2009
.  Through a specific
donation from our volunteer executive staff, we will again join the
illustrious
group of co-sponsors.

 The
summary below is from Michael Campana’s WaterWired Blog:

 1)
The
Chronicles Group
/Running
Dry Project

and
The
Metropolitan Water District of
Southern California

in association with the
Embassy
of Australia

and
the
CSIS Global
Water Futures Project

present:

Coping
with Drought & Water Scarcity: Lessons Learned from
Australia & the United States

WHAT:
A lunch/panel
discussion of what actions we need to take to tackle our unsustainable water future

WHEN: 24
February 2010,  noon to
2:00 pm

WHERE: Center
for Strategic and International Studies
, 1800 K Street NW,
Washington, DC 20006, B-1
Conference Center 
(link to map) 

2)
The lunch/panel
discussion is a prelude to the 24 February evening event which will be
held at
the
U.S.
Capitol
Visitor Center

Auditorium from
6:00
pm

to
8:30
pm

and
will feature a special screening of Jim’s film

Running Dry: Beyond the Brink.

How
About Water: The Catalyst on
Nation Building and National Security 


On
Wednesday, 24 February
2010, from 6 – 8:30 pm the
Congressional Water Caucus and the Chronicles
Group
/Running
Dry Project

in association with the
Embassy
of Australia
and the CSIS
Global Water Futures Project
are hosting an event to bring
the Executive and
Legislative Branches of the U.S. Government together with the public
and
private sector in order to provide an educational dialogue about
drought and
water scarcity and its ultimate impact on national security. 

Congressional
sponsors include
Rep.
Grace Napolitano (D-CA)
,
Rep.
John Linder (R-GA),
co-founder of the
Congressional Water Caucus),
Rep.
Jim Costa (D-CA)
, Rep.
 George Radanovich
(R-CA), and Rep.
Bart Stupak (D-MI)
. Non-Congressional sponsors
include the
Southern
Nevada Water Authority
, Metropolitan
Water District of
Southern California
,
Brownstein
Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP
, Adduci
Mastriani
&  Schaumberg LLP
, Golden
State Water Company
, Water Replenishment
District of Southern California
, StableRoad.org, Center for
Strategic and
International Studies
,
Acequia, Mesa Elementary School, Oregon
State University
,
Water
Charity
. A special thanks also go to Water
for People
for their ongoing support –
and to actress
Jane
Seymour
, who will be a special guest
at the event which will be held at the
U.S.
Capitol Visitor Center
Auditorium, Capitol Hill,
Washington, DC.