Two Water Events for 2-24-10
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:
A lunch/panel discussion of what actions we need to take to tackle our unsustainable water future
February 2010, noon to 2:00 pm
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.