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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.


Panelists
Vince Beiser

Vince Beiser is the author of “The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization.” Beiser has reported from over 100 countries, states, provinces, kingdoms, occupied territories, liberated areas, no man’s lands and disaster zones....

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Alanna Mitchell

Alanna Mitchell is an award-winning science journalist and author of "Sea Sick- The Global Ocean in Crisis," which won the Grantham Prize for environmental journalism. She 's written for the New York Times, National Geographic and the Guardian....

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Sandra Postel

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....

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Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

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