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Policy and climate experts gathered in Phoenix in March 2019 to discuss how to plan and make decisions for an uncertain future, one in which climate change has made water supplies unstable and unable to match the pace of development and population growth. The 10X Water Summit came at the same time that Congress moves closer to authorizing the Drought Contingency Plan...

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Louisiana not alone in struggles with water management, Baton Rouge conference goers told

From Mexico City to Paris, cities face similar water woes as cities and towns in Louisiana. Experts shared stories about the experiences of some of those communities Thursday during the final day of the Ten Across Conference, also known as 10X.

 

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Louisiana, Sinking Fast, Prepares to Empty Out Its Coastal Plain.

In October 2017, mayors from Tucson, AZ, Mobile, AL and Baton Rouge, LA participated in a panel discussion moderated by Duke Reiter. Topics discussed included demographic change, climate change - water as the prime example, economies of the future/talent/workforce, the role of local and regional foundations, education/social mobility in areas of economic need, and health and well-being.

Host Mary-Charlotte Domandi speaks with three sustainability experts who explore the challenges Phoenix and other “extreme” cities face. This includes architect Jack Debartolo, ASU dean of social sciences, geographer and urban planner Elizabeth Wentz, and architect and urban designer Wellington “Duke” Reiter.

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