Water We See & Water We Use: We live in a region defined by our rivers. Our region has plentiful water supplies — a tremendous economic and quality of life asset — but significant water quality challenges.
Pittsburgh was selected as the North American host city by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to join World Environment Day 2010 and hosted the WED conference, "Water Matters!", on June 3. Participants from across the country spoke to the problems and possibilities of water in our region – its impact on health, energy and the economy.
The June 29 cityLIVE! event will reflect upon the results of the conference, discuss what we’ve learned and how we can protect and embrace our most valuable resource – water.
Our panelists are Jeanne VanBriesen, director of the Center for Water Quality in Urban Environmental Systems at CMU, Janie French, director of Green Infrastructure Programs at the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and John Schombert, executive director of 3 Rivers Wet Weather. Moderating is Pittsburgh City Councilman, Patrick Dowd.
6:30 p.m. at the New Hazlett Theater. RSVP online.
CityLive -- a free monthly series of events showcasing the creative, intellectual talent of the city, speaking to its transformation, and providing a networking forum -- is a collaboration among No Wall Productions, Heinz Family Foundation, and the New Hazlett Theater, and is sponsored by: The Fine Foundation, The Grable Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, The Heinz Family Philanthropies, The Benedum Foundation, R.K. Mellon Foundation, The Pittsburgh Foundation and Anonymous... and a special thanks to those whose individual donations have helped make this season possible.