Lecture to discuss the future of drinking water


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – There’s more to water than what comes out of the faucet.

    Author and law professor James Salzman will dive into the factors that affect bringing safe drinking water to the world during his talk “Who Gets to Drink? The Past and Future of Drinking Water.”

    The presentation is the 2019 Boehl Distinguished Lecture in Land Use and Policy. The free event is Wednesday, March 27 at 6 p.m. at the Brandeis School of Law, Room 275.

    Salzman is the Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the UCLA School of Law. He wrote the 2012 book, “Drinking Water: A History” which explores issues including globalization, terrorism and climate change and how they affect the ability to get and safely consume water.

    “Jim Salzman is one of the world’s preeminent authorities on drinking water,” says Professor Tony Arnold, Boehl Chair in Property and Land Use. “He is an ideal expert to explore the many close inter-relationships between land use and water supply and quality.”

    The Boehl Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Policy is supported by the Herbert Boehl Chair Funds, the Brandeis School of Law and the Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility.

    For more information about the lecture, contact Tracie Cole at tracie.cole@louisville.edu.



    Caitlin Brooks
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