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Aquarium Video: Water Scarcity Webcast
Vaquita photo taken under permit (Oficio No. DR/488/08) from the Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT), within a natural protected area subject to special management and decreed as such by the Mexican Government.  | Paula Olsen (NOAA contractor)
Brown with sediment loosed by seasonal rains, Australia’s King River snakes through the coastal mudflats of the Kimberley, a remote northwestern region. In the dry months of May to September, the 76-mile meander lies bare.  | Theo Allofs, Corbis
Hugh Ryono
Coral reefs are among the habitats most vulnerable to climate change, and as the most diverse ocean habitats, the most vulnerable to species loss.  | Anitza Valles
Students at Dolores Mission School in Los Angeles connect with Aquarium educator Alicia Archer via live videoconference.
Aquarium educator Dr. Jenny Lentz poses in the Aquarium display at the Esri Conference with the SAG Award.
Robin Riggs


October 7, 2015

On October 7, the Aquarium hosted a live webcast on water scarcity to introduce Water: Our Thirsty World, an exhibition of photographs examining water scarcity and humans’ relationship with water. Experts discussed water scarcity locally and globally and what people can do to help respond to global water issues.

Water: Our Thirsty World, an exhibition organized by the Annenberg Foundation in Los Angeles, will be on view at the Aquarium through February 2016. Imagery by a selection of National Geographic photographers examines the local and global challenges of our planet’s dwindling freshwater resources. The photos document how water scarcity affects threatened and endangered species, agriculture, and people, particularly those living in developing nations. It also focuses on the spiritual relationship with water in cultures around the world.

Speakers during the webcast included Camille Lowry, media relations and special event lead for the Annenberg Foundation; Jerry Schubel, Aquarium of the Pacific president and CEO; and Kevin Wattier, former general manager of the Long Beach Water Department.