University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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David Owen

Western National Parks Association

David Owen has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1991. Before joining The New Yorker, he was a contributing editor at The Atlantic Monthly and, prior to that, a senior writer at Harper’s. He is the author of more than a dozen books. His recent book "Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller," "Living Closer," and "Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability" grew from a widely-discussed 2004 New Yorker essay called Green Manhattan.

His most recent book is "Where the Water Goes: Life and Death along the Colorado River."

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Scheduled events:
Storm & Stress: Our Changing Climate and the Human Ecology
Most scientists agree-climate change is real and affecting the entire planet in ways that may be irreversible. Drought, fires, desertification, immigration, animal extinction, pollution--these are all effects of dramatic climate change. The authors will discuss our changing climate and its impact on our water supply, immigration and the future of humanity.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Signing Area - Flandrau BookStore (Science City) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Francisco Cantú, Todd Miller, David Owen
Moderator: Carl DeVito
Water and Soil: How They Shape Our Environment
Nothing is more essential than earth and water. David Owen and Josh Tickell discuss what we can learn from them and why there is hope for the future.

National Parks Experience (Seats 146)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - National Parks (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: David Owen, Josh Tickell
Moderator: Jim Cook

Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Riverhead Books
April 2017
ISBN 9781594633775
288 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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A brilliant, eye-opening account of where our water comes from and where it all goes The Colorado River is a crucial resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States, and every gallon that flows down it is owned or claimed by someone. More/less

The Conundrum: How Scientific Innovation, Increased Efficiency, and Good Intentions Can Make Our Energy and Climate Problems Worse
Science / Medicine / Technology
Riverhead Books
February 2012
ISBN 9781594485619
Paperback, 261 pages
$14.00, INSTORE
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Outlines a practical contrarian manifesto on modern environmental issues that challenges perceptions that current practices will be sufficient, revealing facts and ways to apply initially counter-intuitive but ultimately beneficial methods for securing asustainable environment.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

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

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company

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