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The Global Water Policy Project, based in Amherst, Massachusetts, aims to promote the preservation and sustainable use of Earth’s fresh water. Our guest is the founder- Sandra Postel,  a leading authority on international freshwater issues is our first guest. The project fosters ideas and inspiration for redirecting society’s use and management of fresh water toward conservation and sustainability.  Sandra Postel, author of Last Oasis. We are entering a new era-an era of water scarcity. We have taken for granted seemingly endless supplies of water flowing from reservoirs wells, and diversion projects; access to water has been key to food security, industrialization, and the growth of cities. In this book from the Worldwatch Institute, Sandra Postel explains that decades of profligacy and mismanagement of the world's water resources have produced signs of shortages and environmental destruction. She writes with authority and clarity of the limits-ecological, economic, and political-of this vital natural resource. She explores the potential for conflict over water between nations, and between urban and rural residents. And she offers a sensible way out of such struggles. Last Oasis makes clear that the technologies and know-how exist to increase the productivity of every liter of water. But citizens must first understand the issues and insist on policies, laws, and institutions that promote the sustainable use of water. Sandra will be speaking tonight  AT 7pm at THE Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Petersburg…. Fmi call 727-898-2100 in St. Petersburg, or 813-287-8844 in Tampa to charge by phone.Visit for more information.

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