FREE Featured Author Talks with Peter Gleick Oct. 25 in Boulder and Oct. 26 in Denver:
A New Direction for Water in the 21st Century
Please join us at one of two opportunities to hear from Peter Gleick, author of The Three Ages of Water: Prehistoric Past, Imperiled Present and a Hope for the Future.
Wednesday, Oct. 25: 7-9PM University Memorial Center at University of Colorado, Boulder
Thursday, Oct. 26: 7-9PM St. Cajetan’s on the Metro State University of Denver Auraria Campus.
The events are free to attend but you must pre-register using the buttons below.
The discussion will be followed by a book signing. If you have not yet gotten your copy of The Three Ages of Water, it will be available to purchase at the events.
Peter Gleick is perhaps the world’s most widely known and cited water expert. Educated at Yale and Berkeley, he went on to cofound the Pacific Institute, the leading independent research group devoted to reimagining water for a changing world. He is a scientist by training, winner of a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” award, and an elected member of both the US National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2018 he was awarded the Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization. He lives in Berkeley, California.
About The Three Ages of Water
From the very creation of the planet billions of years ago to the present day, water has always been central to existence on Earth. And since long before the mythical Great Flood, it has been a defining force in the story of humanity.
In The Three Ages of Water, Gleick guides us through the long, fraught history of our relationship to this precious resource. Water has shaped civilizations and empires, and driven centuries of advances in science and technology—from agriculture to aqueducts, steam power to space exploration—and progress in health and medicine.
But the achievements that have propelled humanity forward also brought consequences, including unsustainable water use, ecological destruction, and global climate change, that now threaten to send us into a new dark age. We must change our ways, and quickly, to usher in a new age of water for the benefit of everyone. Drawing from the lessons of our past, Gleick charts a visionary path toward a sustainable future for water and the planet.