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Wednesday, December 8, 2021 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST

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The Professorship in Environment 2021

"MAD Water: Mobile, Adaptive & Decentralized Infrastructure for the Climate Change Era"

In her talk, Dr. Amber Wutich will explore one of the greatest threats facing humans in the coming century - water insecurity.

While climate change is projected to destroy water systems, displace populations, and intensify water inequalities around the world, for many communities, the imagined dystopian future of severe water shortages has already arrived—shaped not so much by lack of water, but by aging infrastructure, underfunded utilities, social exclusion, politicized commodification, and environmental racism.

Dr. Wutich will illustrate how the missing key to solving water insecurity is hidden in the social infrastructure all around us and how social infrastructure—informal economies, social networks, and cultural norms—can be leveraged to distribute water in fair and just ways.

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Complimentary
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Virtual


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