The Department of Geography: Film, "The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?"

Part of Geography Awareness Week (November 15-18, 2010)

The Department of Geography is hosting their 8th annual Geography Awareness Week November 15-18 on campus in promotion of geographic education in schools and surrounding communities. The theme of this year’s activities is Freshwater and will include a viewing of a documentary series, a guest speaker presentation, and a week-long student poster exhibit.

Film: The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?

Viewers will learn how land use planning affects the water needs of cities in the Southwest and how relentless drought and record low precipitation have depleted water levels on vital sources, such as Lake Powell, Lake Mead, the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta system, the Rio Grande, and the Colorado River.