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Duquesne Student, Professor to Address Water Issues as Part of Film Series

The issue of water will be the focal point of the next screening on Monday, Feb. 10, in Duquesne University's ongoing human rights film series, Conflict and Community.

The film Last Call at the Oasis provides an argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century.

Illuminating the vital role water plays in our lives, exposing the defects in the current system and depicting communities already struggling with its ill-effects, the film features activist Erin Brockovich and such distinguished experts as Peter Gleick, Alex Prud'homme, Jay Famiglietti and Robert Glennon.

After the free screening, which begins at 7 p.m. in Room 105 of College Hall, Duquesne student Matt Burnett, founder of the nonprofit Pure Thirst, will speak about his experiences in helping to bring clean water to a remote community in Honduras.

Also speaking will be Dr. Stan Kabala, associate director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, who is involved in water quality monitoring initiatives.

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