Great Divide Screening and Book Display

THE GREAT DIVIDE film screening

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m.—AAC 290 (special events room)

Co-sponsored by the Anderson Academic Commons Sustainability Committee and the University’s Office of Sustainability, THE GREAT DIVIDE is a 2015 documentary about the history of water in Colorado, and the demands on our water supply, with beautiful images of the Rocky Mountain West . Refreshments will be available at 5 p.m. The movie begins at 5:30 p.m. and, at its conclusion around 7 p.m., we will have a discussion facilitated by Gregory Hobbs, Jr., recently retired as a justice in the State Supreme Court and co-director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program at Sturm College of Law, and Kristin Maharg, director of programs at the Colorado Foundation for Water Education. For more information about the film, see this Denver Post review or this clip from 9News.  Free and open to the public.  For more information or to RSVP contact Andrea Howland.

Water may be an essential element (compound!) for life, but the average Westerner expects it simply to exist when turning on the faucet or spigot. Our lives are not usually consumed with finding and procuring water. But what happens when a state or metropolitan area outgrows or severely taxes its water source’s ability to service the population? To coincide with the library’s February 17 screening, in collaboration with the Center for Sustainability, of The Great Divide, we present this book display on Water Issues in Colorado and the American West.

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