Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary
With Renowned Water and Climate-Change Expert Peter Gleick
October 25, 2013
PHILADELPHIA (October 1, 2013) –“Stop taking tap water for granted. Go to your faucet, draw a glass, and drink it. Then remember that nearly a billion people can’t do just that.” That’s the advice of world renowned water and climate change expert Dr. Peter Gleick, the MacArthur Fellow that Wired Magazine called “one of 15 people the next President should listen to.” To mark its 10th anniversary, the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center is hosting Dr. Gleick on October 25th for an enlightening and thought-provoking talk, “Global Water Challenges and Solutions.” It’s followed by a private reception with Dr. Peter Gleick.
“He has an amazing gift; the ability to talk about water in everyday human terms that each of us can relate to – whether it’s being stuck in a flash flood or in Hurricane Sandy, drinking bottled or tap water or worrying about the safety of fracking or the future of our beaches,” said Karen Young, executive director of the Fairmount Water Works. “Anyone who cares about the environment and the future of our planet, who is interested in human rights, public health, global affairs, public policy, history and safety will want to hear Dr. Gleick. He weaves practical advice on how to be green, with compelling research on climate change and thought provoking commentary about our very future.”
The ‘visionary on the environment’ (BBC) and co-founder of the Pacific Institute will speak at the Van Pelt Auditorium on October 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. followed by a reception at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center. For more information and/or tickets, visit http://globalwatergleick.eventbrite.com/ .