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Tidewater film poster

Join us for the first spring semester film in the Soundings water film series co-presented by Penn State’s Sustainability Institute, Penn State’s Water Council, and WPSU. This online series explores the Sustainable Development Goals and the many ways in which water issues intersect with sustainability. This screening will feature two short films focused on issues of climate change and flooding. Tidewater focuses on the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, home to the largest constellation of military bases in the world and yet increasingly subject to flooding due to sea level rise accelerated by climate change. Facing the Mountain looks at how climate change has affected the monsoons in the Himalayas, leading to incidents of disastrous flooding in sacred temple communities that have lasted for generations.

Following the film will be a discussion panel hosted by Penn State’s Water Council and featuring Lara Fowler, Institutes of Energy and the Environment; Caitlin Grady, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Christopher Scott, Forestry and Environmental Conservation; and Peter Stempel, Landscape Architecture. Free and open to all, but registration required.