[pccgrads] Fwd: Tues. 11/27 Talk: Water & the Environment in the Middle East

UW Program On Climate Change uwpcc at uw.edu
Mon Nov 26 11:26:45 PST 2018

Climate change has had a devastating impact around the world, especially in
dry areas experiencing historic droughts. Desalination -- converting
seawater to usable water -- is one strategy countries have used to avoid
the most catastrophic impacts of drought, but the environmental and
financial costs are high.

On Tuesday, 11/27, environmentalist Alon Tal of Tel Aviv University will
discuss how desalination has affected Israel, how the country is managing
the worst drought in its history, and what an increasingly water-scarce
world can learn from Israel's water challenges.

*Benaroya Lecture in Israel Studies*
*Water and the Environment in the Middle East: Israel’s Sustainability
Challenges in the Desalination Era*
Tuesday, November 27, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kane Hall 110 (map <http://uw.edu/maps/?kne>)

*Please RSVP for this event here

[image: Alon Tal- Water Environment Middle East.jpg]

*This event is cosponsored by the School of Marine and Environmental
Affairs <https://smea.uw.edu/>*

Curious about sustainability in highly populated places? Join Alon Tal
earlier in the day for:
*Towards a Sustainable Population Policy in Israel: New Axioms for a
Crowded Planet*
Tuesday, November 27, 11:00 am - 12:20 pm, Thomson Hall 317 - RSVP here

Alon Tal is the chair of the Department of Public Policy at Tel Aviv
University. In 1990, he founded the Israel Union for Environmental Defense,
Israel’s leading green advocacy organization, as well as the Arava
Institute for Environmental Studies. Between 2010 and 2013 he served as
chair of Israel’s Green Party. Presently Tal is co-chair of Tzafuf, the
Israel Forum for Population, Environment and Society, as well as co-chair
of This is My Earth.He has held faculty positions at Ben Gurion, Harvard,
Stanford, Michigan State, Science Po and Otago Universities. Tal has over
100 publications and has written or edited ten books.
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