March 28, 2016

Contact: Aliza Herzberg 

Cal Poly to Host April 6 Talk on Global Water Crisis

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Author Seth Siegel will present “The Imminent Global Water Crisis” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly.

Siegel, a board member of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, is the author of “Let There Be Water,” a recently published book in which he describes the world’s water crisis and posits that Israel’s water engineering and innovative processes can provide a solution.

Siegel and others believe California’s drought is only the beginning of the world’s water problem. The U.S. government predicts that 40 of its 50 states — and 60 percent of the Earth's land surface — will soon face alarming gaps between the supply and growing demand for water. Without immediate action, it is anticipated that food prices will rise, economic growth will slow, and political instability will likely result.

The presentation is sponsored by Mustangs United for Israel, a pro-Israel advocacy club at Cal Poly. Attendees will receive a free copy of Siegel’s book, and the first 300 in attendance will also receive a free water bottle.

For more information, contact Aliza Herzberg, operations chair of Mustangs United for Israel, at

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