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Agnes 50 screen shot

Join the Sustainability Institute, WPSU, and the Penn State Water Council for the kickoff film for the 2022-23 Intersections film program. Our first film will be part of our Soundings water film series and is Al Monelli’s Agnes 50: Life After the Flood. 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Agnes, at the time the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history in terms of damage. The storm dumped more than 14 trillion gallons of water throughout the Pennsylvania region, devastating communities where levees breached and entire towns were submerged. As we look back from 50 years later, questions remain about how prepared we are as a region for future storms–forecast to be more frequent and severe due to climate change–and what lessons we can take to implement appropriate policy, legal, and infrastructure precautions.

Following the film screening, a panel facilitated by the Penn State Water Council will work through these issues with Penn State experts and state and local government officials.

The screening is free and open to all and will screen both online and in-person at the HUB-Robeson Center’s Freeman Auditorium.