Back to All Events

The Wicked Problem of Food, Water, and Energy: Local Solutions for Global Problems

  • Hinckley Caucus Room (Gardner Commons) 260 South Central Campus Drive, Room 2018 Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 (map)

Water and energy are critical to human survival. Water acquisition, management, movement, distribution, purification, and post-use treatment are large users of energy. At the same time, energy production consumes significant amounts of water—whether it is fossil fuels, thermoelectric and nuclear power plants, solar farms, fracking, or biofuels. Population growth, increased energy demand, and climate change create an unsustainable trajectory for water consumption worldwide. Join Professor Weber as he discusses what is being done to address these concerns in Oregon and how this case study can work as a global solution.

  • Edward Weber, U.G. Dubach Professor of Political Science, School of Public Policy at Oregon State University

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the views expressed in this forum.