Date of Press Release: 10-19-2015
The Juneau World Affairs Council and the University of Alaska Southeast present:
Thursday evening, October 22 through Saturday evening, October 24, 2015All events take place in the Egan Building, UAS Auke Lake campus
By 2025 more than half of the world’s nations will face fresh water shortages. Local scarcity, population and industrial pressures, pollution, and climate change all threaten water security and make water a strategic natural resource. The Juneau World Affairs Council and the University of Alaska Southeast invite the public to join in a free forum, October 22-24 in the Egan building at the University of Alaska Southeast, to explore water issues around the world, and models of conflict and cooperation between governments.
With Vernon Scarborough, Distinguished University Research Professor and Charles Phelps Taft Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Cincinnati.
With Richard Paisley, Director of the Global Transboundary International Waters Governance Research Initiative, UBC.
With Brett Walton, award-winning writer covering agriculture, energy, and the politics and economics of water.
With Stephen McCaffrey, Distinguished Professor and Scholar at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and former UN International Law Commissioner.
With Dr. Edmund Andrews, former US Geological Survey scientist, now consultant and expert witness in several international water cases.
With Leslie Gallagher, Attorney, water allocation specialist, and Executive Officer of the Central Valley Flood Protection Board in California.
With Jim Ayers, founder and President of Alaska Strategies, a conservation consulting firm providing advice to Federal and State agencies, corporations and national conservation organizations, former chief of staff for Tony Knowles and Executive Director for the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council.
Sponsored by JWAC, UAS, Sealaska, Wostmann & Associates, Greens Creek, GCI, AEL&P, AP&T, Coeur Alaska, Alaska Airlines, Haight & Associates, The Prospector Hotel