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Michael Webber: Thirst For Power

Monday, April 11, 2016 7:15PM
Stateside at the Paramount

<strong>Michael Webber: <em>Thirst For Power</em></strong>
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The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation Present
Michael Webber
Thirst For Power

Doors/Reception @6:30pm - Doors/Reception | Live Presentation and Q&A @ 7:15pm | Post-show Meet & Greet with the Author @ 8:30pm

"Thirst for Power: Energy, Water and Human Survival"

Please join us for an evening with author and award-winning teacher Professor Michael E. Webber, who will give an entertaining and fast-paced lecture on the nexus of energy and water, sharing fun facts, historical snippets, and anecdotes from his new book of the same title.

He will kick off his multinational book tour with this early reading for the hometown audience at the Stateside Theatre on Monday, April 11, 2016.

This event is brought to you by the generosity of the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation.

Tickets include one complimentary drink and a signed copy of the book.

About the book:
Although it is widely understood that energy and water are the world’s two most critical resources, their vital interconnections and vulnerabilities are less often recognized. This farsighted book offers a new, holistic way of thinking about energy and water—a big picture approach that reveals the interdependence of the two resources, identifies the seriousness of the challenges, and lays out an optimistic approach with an array of solutions to ensure the continuing sustainability of both.

Yale University Press
April 26, 2016
248 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
18 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300212464
Cloth: $30.00

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About the author: UT Austin Professor Michael Webber, a leader and teacher in the field of energy technology and policy, explains how energy and water supplies are linked and how problems in either can be crippling for the other. He shows that current population growth, economic growth, climate change, and short-sighted policies are likely to make things worse. Yet, Webber asserts, more integrated planning with long-term sustainability in mind can avert such a daunting future. Combining anecdotes and personal stories with insights into the latest science of energy and water, he identifies a hopeful path toward wise long-range water-energy decisions and a more reliable and abundant future for humanity.

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