Everyone’s talking about carbon footprints these days, but when’s the last time you thought about your water footprint?

Although alternatives are quickly being developed for fossil fuels, there is no alternative to fresh, clean water. Global demands on our finite water supply are increasing thanks to a booming population and changes in precipitation patterns brought on by climate change. There is an urgent need to develop innovative policies around water use and wastewater treatment, and yet, there is surprisingly little being done to address these challenges.

Join water utility expert and co-author of Running Out of Water, Susan Leal, and bestselling author Alex Prud’homme, who has a forthcoming book about water, for a lively discussion about what can – and must – be done to increase our long-term water security. The conversation will be moderated by journalist Jesse Kornbluth, frequent contributor to Vanity Fair, the New Yorker and the New York Times, who has edited the online cultural concierge service HeadButler.com since 2004.

A Conversation on Water
November 16, 2010
8 am
Council of the Americas
680 Park Avenue