Seminar Series: The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability. Sundays, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. Two sessions remain:
October 29: The Challenge of Sustainable Fresh Water Availability
Ximing Cai: Professor, UI Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Associate Director of UI Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment
Water is our most vital resource. Due to the effects of global warming and growing population, many places around the world face water stress threats. There is even an alert that freshwater availability is running out in the world. Furthermore, environmental sustainability calls for returning water to natural systems to restore damaged ecological systems, where water has been depleted for human uses. This presentation will provide an overview of freshwater conditions around the world and discuss what we can do about sustaining water security for humans and the rest of nature.