"Avoiding California's Next Water Crisis"
The five distinguished presenters for the 2017-18 Rae Dorough Speaker Series will cover topical issues ranging from the preservation of national parks, healthcare, California’s next water crisis, and climate change to new insights into the nature of the universe.
Presentations will be held at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore between October 5 and March 29, 2018.
Chuck Hartwig, President of the Rae Dorough Speaker Series, stated, “We’re very excited to have these leaders in their fields discussing hot topics of particular interest to our community. In keeping with the civic spirit of its founder, the Rae Dorough Speaker Series offers members of our community a unique opportunity to get up close and interact with authors, journalists, scientists and entertainers whose work shapes the world in which we live; all in the intimacy of the Bankhead Theater.”
Roger Bales, a 30-year veteran of climate-related research, will focus on “Avoiding California’s Next Water Crisis” Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Bales will discuss drought resilience in the Sierra Nevada and what we learned during the 2011-2015 drought. He will outline steps the state can take to adapt and provide sustainable water security into the future. Bales is a professor at UC Merced and adjunct professor at UC Berkeley.
All programs start at 7:30 p.m. For additional information, see the Rae Dorough Speaker Series Website: http://raedoroughspeakerseries.org/
Season tickets are available for the five-speaker series as well as for individual presentations. For season tickets purchased before Sept. 30, the price ranges from $136 to $170, depending on seat location. Individual presentation tickets are $16 for students and range from $32 to $40 for adults. Tickets are now available online http://raedoroughspeakerseries.org/tickets/ or may be purchased at the Bankhead Theater box office, 2400 First Street, Livermore, Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., or by calling (925)-373-6800.
The speaker series honors the late Rae Dorough, a respected Livermore resident and strong supporter of cultural events. Members of her family were the initiating sponsors in 2008.
The series is sponsored in part by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, The Hertz Foundation, Sandia National Laboratory, Tri-Valley Conservancy and ImageSetters.