University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Sandra Postel

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Nature Conservancy

Sandra Postel is director of the Global Water Policy Project and author of "Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity." She is also co-creator of Change the Course, the national water stewardship initiative awarded the 2017 US Water Prize for restoring billions of gallons of water to depleted rivers and wetlands. For six years, she served as Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society. Postel also wrote "Pillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last?" and "Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity," the basis for a PBS documentary. Her work has appeared in Science, Natural History and Best American Science and Nature Writing.

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Scheduled events:
Our Virtuous Water
How has water defined and shaped America? From the changing water cycle to water right disputes, experts will discuss the vital role water plays in our lives and inspire us to find solutions to conserve it.

National Parks Experience (Seats 146)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - National Parks (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Martin Doyle, Eric Perramond, Sandra Postel
Moderator: Holly Richter
What is Happening to Our Water and Sand?
Water and Sand: two of the most important resources on earth. But, how sustainable are they? And what is happening to them around the world? The authors discuss how water and sand are used, traded and sometimes stolen, and possible steps humans can take to preserve them.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Signing Area - Flandrau BookStore (Science City) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Vince Beiser, Alanna Mitchell, Sandra Postel
Moderator: Diana Liverman

Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity
Science / Medicine / Technology
Island Press
October 2017
ISBN 9781610917902
Hardcover, 328 pages
$29.00, INSTORE
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"Nothing is more important to life than water, and no one knows water better than Sandra Postel. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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