The current approach to providing water is failing to meet the demands of the growing population and the challenges brought on by climate change. In Water for All: Global Solutions for a Changing Climate (Yale Univ Press: November 7, 2023), David Sedlak argues there are solutions to address global water shortages. He identifies the challenges, including ineffective policies and outdated infrastructure. The book also outlines the myriad of tools at our disposal to address the problem, from emerging technologies in desalination to innovations for recycling wastewater and capturing more of the water that falls on fields and cities. Join this WRRC Water Webinar featuring David Sedlak to hear more about his new book and learn about his research and proposed solutions to address global water challenges.
David Sedlak is the Plato Malozemoff Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and Director of the Berkeley Water Center. He is also Chair of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Water Science & Technology Board. Sedlak is the author of the award-winning Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World’s Most Vital Resource. His September 2015 TEDx talk titled, “4 Ways We Can Avoid a Catastrophic Drought” has more than 1.25 million views.