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Professor Jay Famiglietti of Earth System Science, along with colleagues Rick Hooper of CUAHSI, and film researcher Linda Lilienfield are hosting an event on water issues in California.  This two-day event is aimed to connect the gap between scientists and the public in order to educate and inform them of the importance of water conservation. After watching the stimulating movie "Flow" which will provide an update on the current water crisis, esteemed panelists from around the country will discuss their views on water and will answer your questions!


Event Information:

Friday, October 2nd:

Join us for an outdoor screening of "Chinatown" at 8pm in Aldrich Park, which is located in the center of the UCI campus. Free popcorn provided!


Saturday, October 3rd:

Showing of "Flow" at 11 am in Crystal Cove Auditorium in the Student Center, followed by a free lunch; panel will convene at 1:30 pm and continue until 4 pm.

Panelists include:

    • David Beckman, Director, Water Program, Natural Resources Defense Council.
    • Timothy Brick, Chairman of the Metropolitan Water District.
    • Gregory Heiertz, Director of Planning and Water Resources, Irvine Ranch Water District.
    • Professor William Marsh, University of British Columbia.
    • Dr. Jim Sedell, Fish Conservation at the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation in Portland, Oregon.
    • Suzanne Stefanac, Director, American Film Institute Digital Content Lab.

For panelist biographies click HERE.

For movie descriptions click HERE.


Event Flyer


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