West Marrin is a water scientist who’s written two outstanding books on the subject, including most recently, “Altered Perceptions; Addressing The Real Water Crisis”.
West’s pioneering work emphasizes the need for a more intuitive,
experiential approach, drawing from the wisdom of our ancestors. We’ll learn how our perception of water may be the
key to better conservation practices at the personal and policy levels. LISTEN (9 min)
Peter Gleick, President of the Pacific Institute talks about the connections between water scarcity, climate change, and the fate of billions: "There are a billion people who don’t have access to safe drinking water. There are more than 2.5 billion people who don’t have access to adequate sanitation services. There are hundreds of millions of cases of water-related diseases every year. What we have is a failure of governments and organizations to meet these basic human needs." LISTEN (11 min)
The Army Corps of Engineers was once one of our nation’s most reputable military services, using an incredibly accomplished staff to protect us from natural disasters and help plan our nation’s industrial infrastructure. But as NWF Senior Water Resource Specialist David Conrad tells us, "This agency is overwhelmed." Is more pork (from both sides of the aisle) the way to return it to its former glory? Post Katrina, I think everyone is hungry for something different. LISTEN (9 min)