Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Green Film on global water crisis to be shown Feb. 21 at Michigan Tech

HOUGHTON -- Michigan Tech's Green Film Series continues on one Thursday a month through May in the Atrium and G002 Hesterberg Hall, Michigan Tech Forestry Building. Films begin at 7 p.m. and are followed by coffee, dessert, and facilitated discussion until 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free, $3 suggested donation

The next film, Last Call at the Oasis (108 min.), will be shown Thursday, Feb. 21. Be it through consumption or contamination, water is becoming more scarce globally, including in the United States. The global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century. We can manage this problem, but only if we are willing to act now. Last Call at the Oasis is a powerful new documentary that shatters myths behind our most precious resource. This film exposes defects in the current system, shows communities already struggling with its ill-effects and highlights individuals championing revolutionary solutions during the global water crisis. Firmly establishing the global water crisis as the central issue facing our world this century, the film posits that we can manage this problem if we act now.

The discussion Facilitator will be Alex Mayer, Michigan Tech professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Mayer’s teaching and research are directed towards human-environment interactions, water resources management, watershed management and modeling, and groundwater flow, transport, and remediation. His work focuses on the Great Lakes and Mexico.

Click here to see the schedule of green films.

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