Thirst for Power: Energy, Water and Human Survival

Wednesday, October 12
4:15PM - 4:45PM
Austin Convention Center Room 8ABC
500 E. Cesar Chavez



Michael Webber
The University of Texas at Austin - Deputy Dir


Author and award-winning professor Dr. Michael E. Webber, 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, "Thirst for Power: Energy, Water and Human Survival” ( He helps answer the question "How can we change the way we think about water and energy to secure the long-term sustainability of both precious resources?" 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.

Event Type:
Dual / Solo / Panel

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