Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Countdown to Dystopia : Sonoran Desert Without Water

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Saturday, 11/19
10:45 am to 12:15 pm

In this session, we will be focusing on the intricate reality of water. What is happening with the rivers, lakes, and groundwater in Arizona? For decades, the Sonoran Desert in 'Arizona' has been in drought... but what have the state institutions done about it? Have they been saving water or taking water from Indigenous tribes? We will discuss Arizona's water future or lack thereof and how communities of color will take on the brunt of the impacts. Finally, we will discuss climate justice solutions needed on the state and local levels.