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The Western Water Symposium is sponsored by The Claremont Colleges Library as part of programming associated with a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant. The goal is to heighten awareness of the newly digitized Western Water Archives. This unique collection has been created in collaboration with seven partner institutions whose documentary material has been digitized and made available online as an important step in democratizing and increasing access to Southern California's water history. This is expected to help pave the way for new research and classes exploring the region’s complicated water policies, politics, and practices.
This event will feature speakers to address various issues (e.g. history, present, and future) relating to water in California today. Presentations will be conducted via the Zoom remote conferencing platform, and will be approximately 30 minutes followed by a question and answer period.
Symposium speakers and presentation titles:
- Lisa Crane, The Claremont Colleges Library, “Welcome and #CLIRWater Project”
- Dr. Heather Williams, Pomona College, “When Water is Money, Drought is the Taxman: Tales of Boom and Bust on the Santa Ana River“
- Dr. Sami Maalouf, California State University, Northridge, “Sustainable Water Projects”
- Teri Red Owl, Owens Valley Indian Water Commission, “Payahuunadü Water Story”
- Dr. Jeanine Finn and Catalina Lopez, The Claremont Colleges Library, “The Bending Water Project: Surfacing Data Histories in California’s Water Documents”
For more information about the program and speakers, and to register, please visit: 2021 Western Water Symposium.
Automatic live transcription will be available for this webinar. Sessions will be recorded and made available after the event.