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Global and Local Perspectives on Water


Globally, nearly 1 billion people still lack access to clean water, and providing access remains a key goal to improve health outcomes in developing countries. This event features a screening of a documentary film, Water First, followed by a presentation by SDSU’s Global Brigades Chapter. Global Brigades coordinates student projects on water in developing countries, including Honduras and Ghana, and we hope that his event will inspire students to participate in international water development projects.


Water First



Water First is primarily about provision of clean water in developing countries. The event will connect students to international perspectives on water, and give them opportunities to join other SDSU students in overseas projects on water.





Global Brigades


Global Brigades is the largest student-led organization in the nation. They specialize in empowering underserved communities in countries such as Ghana, Honduras, Panama, and Nicaragua. The Water Brigade team at SDSU focuses on improving the lives of people in communities that in need of access to clean water through efforts such as installing irrigation systems, building water reservoirs, and educating communities of the importance of clean drinking water. SDSU Global Brigades will present at the screening of Water First with hopes of informing the student body of efforts being made to aid in social justice on a global scale. The SDSU Chapter will encourage students to join the organization and go on their next brigade in the summer 2014.


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Last Call at the Oasis

Developed, financed and executive produced by Participant Media, the company responsible for AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, FOOD, INC. and WAITING FOR “SUPERMAN”, LAST CALL AT THE OASIS presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century.


Illuminating the vital role water plays in our lives, exposing the defects in the current system and depicting communities already struggling with its ill-effects, the film features activist Erin Brockovich and such distinguished experts as Peter Gleick, Alex Prud’homme, Jay Famiglietti and Robert Glennon.


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Event Details: 


Date: November 20, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: GMCS-301



Faculty Project Director:

Trent Biggs, Ph.D.,

Department of Geography


































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