Guest Speaker Gleick to Discuss the Human Right to Water, Feb. 24

Peter Gleick, co-founder and president of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security, will discuss “The Water Crisis, New Solutions, and the Role of the Human Right to Water” on Thursday, February 24 at 12:15 p.m. in the Sutherland Moot Courtroom at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.

Gleick’s research and writing address the critical connections between water and human health, the hydrologic impacts of climate change, sustainable water use, privatization and globalization, and international conflicts over water resources.

His February 24 talk is part of the University of Utah Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy’s Fifth Annual Conference on Human Rights, Conflict Resolution, Non-Violence, and Peace.  The title of this year’s conference is Water, Conflict, and Human Rights: Emerging Challenges and Solutions.

Hiram Chodosh, dean of the College of Law, will welcome attendees, and Robert Adler, a professor at the College, will introduce Gleick.

The talk is free and open to the public.  Lunch will be provided to attendees.  Free parking is available, no permit required, in the Rice Eccles Stadium lot.  One hour of free CLE credit applied for.