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Best-selling author to speak in Edwards Wednesday about global water crisis

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World-renowned environmentalist Maude Barlow will speak at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards Wednesday, as part of the Women in Philanthropy Distinguished Lecture Series.
Wolfgang Schmidt | Special to the Daily |

EDWARDS — As part of the Women in Philanthropy Distinguished Lecture Series, international best-selling author Maude Barlow will speak about the global water crisis and the solutions needed to avoid a worldwide water shortage. The free talk will take place Wednesday evening at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards.

WATER A HUMAN RIGHT

Barlow’s lecture, “Blue Future: A Marshall Plan to Protect Water and People Forever,” is also the title of the final book in a trilogy she has written about recognizing water as a human right instead of a privately held commodity.

The author of 17 books, Barlow is the recipient of 12 honorary degrees and many awards, among them the 2009 Planet in Focus Eco Hero Award and the 2011 EarthCare Award, the top international honor of the Sierra Club.

The event is free and open to the public and is underwritten by Women in Philanthropy members Doe Browning and Kathy Borgen.

Doors open at 6 p.m., Barlow’s lecture is at 6:30 p.m. and a reception and book signing follows at 7:30 p.m. Colorado Mountain College in Edwards is located at 150 Miller Ranch Road. Call 970-947-8378 or visit cmcfoundation.org for more information.


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