Luskin Innovators: Speaker Series featuring James Salzman

Luskin Innovators: Speaker Series featuring James Salzman
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
12:00 pm
2:00 pm
Luskin School of Public Affairs, 2355
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Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Luskin School of Public Affairs, 2355
United States

Join the UCLA Luskin Center in welcoming James Salzman, Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law, as he discusses his most recent book, Drinking Water: A History, over refreshments and lunch.

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Join the UCLA Luskin Center in welcoming James Salzman, Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law, as he discusses his most recent book, Drinking Water: A History, over refreshments and lunch.

REGISTER HERE

Panel:

James Salzman, Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law, UCLA Law
J.R. DeShazo, Director and Professor, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Stephanie Pincetl, Director and Professor-in-Residence, California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA
Noah Garrison, Environmental Science Practicum Director, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Chris Solek, Programs Director and Senior Scientist, Council for Watershed Health

About the Book:

When you turn on the tap or twist the cap, you might not give a second thought to where your drinking water comes from. But how it gets from the ground to your glass is far more complex than you might think. Is it safe to drink tap water? Should you feel guilty buying bottled water? Is your water vulnerable to terrorist attacks? Considering the water contamination disaster in Flint and with springs running dry and reservoirs emptying, where is your water going to come from in the future?

In Drinking Water: A History, professor James Salzman provides answers to these questions. Bloody conflicts over control of water sources stretch as far back as the Bible yet are featured in front page headlines even today. Only fifty years ago, selling bottled water sounded as ludicrous as selling bottled air. Salzman weaves all of these issues together to show just how complex a simple glass of water can be. His book also highlights how drinking water relates to the most pressing issues of our time- from globalization and social justice to terrorism and climate change- and how humans have been wrestling with these problems for centuries.

About the Author:

Jim Salzman is the Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law with joint appointments at the environment school at UCSB and the law school at UCLA. In more than eight books and eighty articles, his broad-ranging scholarship has addressed topics spanning drinking water, trade and environment conflicts, policy instrument design, and the legal and institutional issues in creating markets for ecosystem services.  A dedicated classroom teacher, Salzman was twice selected as Professor of the Year by students at Duke. He frequently appears as a media commentator and has lectured on environmental policy on every continent except Antarctica. Active in government policy debates, he serves on both EPA's National Drinking Water Advisory Council and the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee (reporting to EPA and USTR). He has served as a visiting law professor at Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, and Yale as well as at universities in Australia, China, Israel, Italy, Portugal, and Sweden. His most recent book, Drinking Water: A History, was praised as a “Recommended Read” by Scientific American and is in its third printing.