American Experience presents a virtual PAST FORWARD conversation exploring access, availability and conflicts around clean water in the United States. This conversation is inspired in part by their film, Flood in the Desert.
Panelists will discuss how our historical water policies led to inequity, who should get to decide how water is used, the intense conflicts over water already brewing, and how we can move forward with more sustainable strategies before we run out of our most precious natural resource.
Featured guests include:
Peter Gleick is a scientist, innovator and communicator on global water and climate issues.
Mami Hara is CEO, U.S. Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization advancing policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all.
The event will be moderated by Jessica Marie Johnson, Assistant Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University.
Learn more about American Experience: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/
Watch “Flood in the Desert”: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/flood-desert/
Watch other Past Forward conversations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGIBrZBZupY&list=PLmh4YIWteoGhn6gwV1X_UebHijqwPHZ1_