posted February 22, 2010

Speaker to Address “America’s Water Crisis”

 Dr. Robert Glennon, author of the book "Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It," will speak at Hope College on Monday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The presentation has been scheduled as a follow-up to the college's fall 2009 Critical Issues Symposium, which featured a variety of experts in addressing "At Water's Edge: Complacency, Thirst, Action."

"Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It," was published by Island Press in April, 2009.  Since then, Glennon has been a guest on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," "The Diane Rehm Show," C-SPAN2's "Book TV," and National Public Radio shows in New York City, Chicago and Phoenix; he's also published pieces in the "Washington Post" and the "Arizona Republic."  In 2009, his active speaking schedule included presentations in Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Canada, and 17 U.S. states.

Glennon is also the author of the book "Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America's Fresh Waters" (Island Press, 2002), which received accolades from "Scientific American," "The Washington Post" and "The New York Review of Books."

Glennon is the Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy in the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.  A recipient of two National Science Foundation grants, he serves as Water Policy Advisor to Pima County, Ariz.; as a member of American Rivers' Science and Technical Advisory Committee; and as a commentator and analyst for various television and radio programs.  He is also a Huffington Post blogger.

He received a J.D. from Boston College Law School and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American History from Brandeis University. He is also a member of the bars of Arizona and Massachusetts.

The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St.