Water Charity Goes to Washington

Water Events at the CapitolThe Chronicles Group/Running Dry Project, in Association with the Embassy of Australia, Metropolitan Water District and the CSIS Global Water Futures Project will be hosting two major water events in Washington, DC. Water Charity is again a co-sponsor.

The first event, entitled “Drought, Water Scarcity & International Security in the 21st Century”, will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at the U.S. Capitol. It will 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. To read about the event, CLICK HERE.

There will be a special screening of Running Dry: Beyond the Brink, by filmmaker Jim Thebaut. “Running Dry” is a comprehensive public information/education project, established to raise awareness regarding the worsening global humanitarian water crisis. Last year, Jim Thebaut was presented the Humanitarian Award at the Lake Arrowhead Film Festival by Water Charity.

As a follow-up, on Thursday, June 17, 2010 a lunch/panel discussion will be held at the CSIS headquarters. The topic will be “Coping with Drought & Water Scarcity: Lessons Learned from Australia & the United States”. To learn the details of this event, CLICK HERE.