Associate director of the Nebraska Humanities Council, (402) 474-2131, ext. 103
“Dividing the Waters: Global Security in a Water-Stressed World” will be presented at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, as part of the 2011-12 E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues.
Sandra Postel, the leading water expert for the National Geographic Society’s Freshwater Initiative, will give the presentation, which will originate from the Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be simulcast and can be viewed on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus in the Communications Center Building, Room 101
Postel is the author of “Pillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last?” and “Last Oasis:Facing Water Scarcity.” She founded the Global Water Policy Project in 1994 to foster ideas and inspiration for redirecting society’s use and management of fresh water toward conservation and ecosystem health and is a Pew Scholar in Conservation and the Environment.
The lecture is cosponsored by the UNL College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources, and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
The E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues was established to promote better understanding of world events and issues for all Nebraskans. The series will continue with speakers presenting diverse perspectives on water and global security on Dec. 6, Feb. 16 and March 28. The simulcasts, sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council and the local college or university, allow more Nebraskans to have the opportunity to benefit from outstanding speakers and community discussion. Details about the E.N. Thompson Forum are available at http://enthompson.unl.edu.