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May 3: Mather Lecture: CCNY professor to address global water crisis in lecture at UD

May 3: Mather Lecture:  CCNY professor to address global water crisis in lecture at UD

One of the world’s preeminent experts on water issues will discuss the global water crisis at the second annual John R. Mather Visiting Scholars Lecture on Thursday, May 3, at 6 p.m., at the Gore Recital Hall in the Roselle Center for the Arts.

Charles J. Vörösmarty, professor of civil engineering with the City College of New York, will share his perspectives in a presentation titled “Global Water Crisis: The Slippery Slope.” Vörösmarty examines human impacts on freshwater systems and biodiversity, having reported in Nature in 2010 that nearly 80 percent of the world’s population lives in areas with threatened water supplies.