LtoR: Dr. Seth Sheldon, Energy Points; Lauren DeRusha, Corporate Accountability Int'l; Amanda Brangwynne, Mansfield High School Scholar; Kathleen Baskin, EOEEA; Dr. Karen Weber, Foundation for a Green Future, Inc.; Joe Favaloro, MWRA
The 2nd Annual Mass. Water Forum was well attended and received many accolades for being well-organized and thought out. Many issues were raised about water in Massachusetts including its availability, problems with people purchasing bottled water instead of drinking water from the tap; issues that could arise with corporations approaching our towns and cities to purchase their water; potential issues with fracking that could occur near our state's borders, and much more.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
10 am - Noon
Massachusetts State House
FREE EVENT! Please click on icon to register:
In honor of the United Nation's World Water Day, the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc. is hosting the 2nd annual Massachusetts Water Forum at the State House. It is sponsored by Representative Liz Malia and Representative Frank Smizik with the support of the MWRA (Massachusetts Water Resource Authority), Mass DEP (Dept. of Environmental Protection), Corporate Accountability International and Food and Water Watch. This year's theme is Envisioning Our Water Future.
The nexus of water, energy and food is an important one to understand. With drought becoming more prevalent across our country and many parts of the world, the need for water is greater than ever for energy and food. The pressures on our Commonwealth's water supply will only increase.
Representative Liz Malia
Fred Laskey, Executive Director, MWRA
Representative Frank Smizik
Kathy Baskin, Director of Water Policy, Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
Lauren DeRusha, Campaign Organizer, Corporate Accountability International
Nisha Swinton, Senior Organizer, Food & Water Watch
Moderator: Seth Sheldon, Senior Scientist, EnergyPoints