Sunday, April 6, 2014 | Screening and Talk with Marion

Sponsored by the Friends of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

Assabet National Wildlife Refuge
680 Hudson Road
Sudbury, MA

Free and open to the public.

Friday, April 11, 2014 | Panel Discussion with Marion:
Tufts University Water Systems, Science & Society Symposium
Time: TBD

Tufts University - Boston Campus
Jaharis Building
150 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111

Free and open to the public.

Water is not simply a natural resource. It has social, cultural, economic, and political dimensions and significant implications for the health and livelihoods of the citizens who use it. These dimensions are often best expressed at a grassroots level where individuals and groups recognize and respond to water-related issues and needs. One such example is the role of U.S. citizens in calling attention to the poor health of the nation's water, which helped pave the path for the Clean Water Act in 1972. Grassroots action can also involve international connections, as advocates and experts help communities mobilize and build capacity to address water quality and access issues.

The water and society panel will explore society's connections and responses to water by addressing the following questions: What mobilizes individuals to campaign for water policy reform? What is the significance of their role? How do communities and their network of supporters work toward long term change? What can we learn from past mobilization, and how can we apply these lessons to today's most pressing concerns?

For more information, visit the Tuft University Water Systems, Science and Society site.