Academy Discourse: Elixir - A History of Humankind and Water


event 18 September 201218:00

Venue: Academy House
Date: Tuesday 18 September, 6 pm

Professor Brian Fagan takes us on a journey through the history of the complex relationship between humans and water over the past 10,000 years.

He describes the central role of gravity in ancient water management, also stresses the importance of ritual in human attitudes toward water. When did humans first consider water an entitlement? What was the role of the Industrial Revolution in changing our attitudes toward the most fundamental of all commodities for human life? And does the history of water hold lessons for the present and future challenge of global water supplies?

Read about Brian Fagan here

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