Water is becoming an increasingly precious resource around the world, posing an urgent challenge to conservationists. A panel of environmental experts will consider The Future of Water tonight at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts as part of the Nature Conservancy’s Future of Nature lecture series, cohosted by WBUR, Boston University’s National Public Radio station. Meghna Chakrabarti (GSM’13), cohost of WBUR’s Radio Boston, will moderate the event.
“Our climate is changing, and we all will have a role to play in making sure that nature can continue to meet the needs of the people and species who rely on it,” according to the Conservancy. The lecture is the third and last of a spring series inviting the community to join in panel discussions; the previous topics were the future of food and the future of energy. Tonight’s panelists are Sandra Postel, director of the Global Water Policy Project, Steven Solomon, author of Water, The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power and Civilization, and Brian Richter, director of the Nature Conservancy’s Global Freshwater Strategies.
The Nature Conservancy is a worldwide conservation organization working to protect ecologically important lands and waters.
The Future of Water, part of the Nature Conservancy’s Future of Nature lecture series, is tonight, Monday, June 10; preregistration is required. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception and light refreshments, followed by a panel discussion from 7:30 to 9 in the Virginia Wimberly Theatre, Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St., in Boston’s South End. Admission is $25.