Even though water is most vital for survival the status of depletion or contamination is not well known to the public and there are very few mechanisms in place world wide for water protection and access to water as a human right.
In this May 18, 2016, talk valuable information is introduced to support and inspire local efforts. Dr. Darling updates statistics about the water embedded in certain products. He also makes an interesting connection between energy production and water and surprises us with research that shows how the energy industry withdraws 200 billion gallons of water per day in the US alone.
Seth Darling is a Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and a Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago. He is the co-author, with Douglas L Sisterson, of the 2014 book: How to Change Minds about our Changing Climate.
He spoke at the International House – University of Chicago.
Thanks to Dale Lehman from WZRD Radio in Chicago for this recording.