Precarious Alliance Symposium: The Ethics of Water—everything flows from here, October 11-12, 2012

August 23, 2012

Delaware Valley College is pleased to host its second Precarious Alliance Symposium titled The Ethics of Water—everything flows from here, October 11-12, 2012. 

This interdisciplinary symposium aims to bring together academics, educators, business leaders, policy makers, environmental advocates, planners, engineers, attorneys and farmers to discuss issues of sustainability and regeneration. The 2012 event explores the ethics of water, looking at the uses and abuses of water systems, technology to improve our stewardship of those water supplies, as well as our relationship to this life sustaining resource. How can we meet our needs today without compromising the ability of future generations and other non-human communities to meet their own needs?

Speakers will be Charles Fishman who recently published an Op-Ed piece in the NY Times about the drought; Peter Thum, founder of; and Maude Barlow who has been a long time water advocate and has written many books on the subject.  They will also be offering over 10 breakout sessions on three areas, Tap and Technology, Environmental Impacts, and the Idea of Water.  In addition a panel of four stakeholders representing a variety of points of view will be discussing “Marcellus Shale-the good, the bad, and the ugly.”  This session will be moderated by Delaware Valley College's Dean of Agriculture, Russell Redding, former PA Secretary of Agriculture.

Details and registration information can be found here.

The Precarious Alliance