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by Carolyn Classen, blogger

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Join us for a FRANK Talk.
“What is a FRANK Talk? It’s a community conversation where you can discuss issues with your neighbors, weigh facts, and consider different points of view.
Dr. Jennifer Richter, Assistant Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University, and a senior Global Futures Scholar with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory.
It has been said that “Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting.” This is especially true of water politics in the American Southwest, a region defined by its lack of water. The massive 20th century federal investments into dam systems controlled the great rivers of the West, allowing cities like Phoenix to “bloom like a rose” and grow exponentially. As we look to our future, many questions arise. Where does our water come from? Who benefited from changing water politics? How did moving water systems from one place to another affect different communities, and how have those effects been recognized through treaties and policies governing water? And perhaps most importantly, in the face of a changing climate: how sustainable are our present-day water policies and infrastructure?
This program is made possible by Arizona Humanities (AH) and the Arizona State Library, Records & Archives.
Free and Open to the Public. Registration is required; limited to 35 participants.
Register online, call (520) 594-5345, or at the Eckstrom-Columbus Library service desk.”

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