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March 24, 2021
waterloop #87: Moving From Scarcity to Sustainability With Brian Richter

Proper attention was not paid to sustainability of water resources as the U.S. developed and expanded across the continent over the past few centuries, not only straining water availability for people but for nature itself. T...


Proper attention was not paid to sustainability of water resources as the U.S. developed and expanded across the continent over the past few centuries, not only straining water availability for people but for nature itself. There are ways to move from scarcity to sustainability, however, through cooperative relationships, deliberate decision making, and urgent conservation. In this episode Brian Richter, President of Sustainable Waters and previously Director of the Global Water Program of The Nature Conservancy, discusses his experiences working on water projects in more than 30 countries, what the U.S. can learn from other parts of the world, the need to accelerate change, and teaching the next generation of water leaders.
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