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Oceans, Lakes and Streams: Protecting Water Globally and Locally

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The World Affairs Council of Western MichiganPFAs and the health of our local watersheds. Lead in our municipal water. The health of the Great Lakes and our oceans. The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan is pleased to partner with Kent District Library on a series that explores water issues regionally and globally and delves into how our community can be better stewards of this precious resource.

All sessions take place at:

Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Kent District Library
4950 Breton SE, Kentwood, MI 49508.

Sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. and are open to the public. No reservations needed. Free admission. Free parking.

State of the Oceans: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Dr. David E. Guggenheim, The Ocean Doctor
Dr. David E. Guggenheim. Photo by Shari Sant Plummer

State of Our Ground Water: Monday, April 15, 2019

Garret Ellison, MLive
Garret Ellison

Dr. Gail Heffner, Plaster Creek Stewards
Dr. Gail Heffner

Dr. Dave Warners, Plaster Creek Stewards
Dr. Dave Warners

Dr. Richard R. Rediske, Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI)
Dr. Richard Rediske

Moderated by Elaine Sterrett Isely, West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC)

Learning from the Flint Water Crisis: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Anna Clark, author of The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy
Anna Clark. Photo by Philip Dattilo

State of the Great Lakes: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Dr. Mark Luttenton, Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute
Dr. Mark Luttenton