As the cities of Flint and Houston have so starkly highlighted, water is a major global concern. While 85% of humanity lives in the driest half of the planet, our use and abuse of water is causing many rivers to disappear while we choke others with pollution. Meanwhile, climate change causes rivers to disappear, sea levels to rise, droughts to bedevil huge swaths of the world, and floods to inundate others.
Water is such a critical concern the Schuylkill Center establishes 2018 as the Year of Water in our programming. We inaugurate our Year of Water by inviting the region’s foremost water experts to share their insights into the perils and promise of water.
Scientist Bernard Sweeney, businessman Brian Linton, activist Maurice Sampson, architect José Almiñana, utility expert Debra McCarty, and educator Aaliyah Green Ross share their most important thoughts on water, and engage our community in a town meeting conversation on this huge environmental concern.
After the discussion, enjoy a reception in our art gallery presented by Yards Brewing Company.