Event

Avoiding Water Crises: Wilson Center Call-In Event Features Pulitzer Center Grantee

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Image from Pulitzer Center project 'Pumped Dry: The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater.' Image by Steve Elfers. United States, 2015.

Image from Pulitzer Center project 'Pumped Dry: The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater.' Image by Steve Elfers. United States, 2015.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 11:30AM to 12:30PM

Join Pulitzer Center grantee Brett Walton for "Avoiding a Water Crisis: What's Next for Cape Town—and Beyond?"- a call-in event organized for Wednesday, April 18, 2018, by the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program. The event also features Eric Viala, director/chief of party for Winrock International, a nonprofit organization that focuses on sustaining natural resources. 

According to the Wilson Center, Cape Town is the first major industrialized city to face such severe water shortages and serves as a harbinger of the increasingly complex environmental challenges that are likely to arise in other fast-growing cities as climate change intensifies.

Walton is a reporter for Circle of Blue, a nonprofit news agency that reports on fresh water and its connection to food, energy, politics, business, health, and environment. The Society of Environmental Journalists named his five-part series on septic system failures in the United States as Best Explanatory Reporting in its 2016 awards contest. 

This event is free and open to the public. Please register to receive conference call and participant passcode information.