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.