DELVING IN: Giulio Boccaletti on the History and Implications of the Relationship Between Human Civilization and Water
Stuart Kelter interviews Giulio Boccaletti, one of the world’s foremost experts on the interface between geophysical and ecological science, world history, and economics as they pertain to water security. As a global consultant at McKinsey and Company, he worked on dozens of private, not-for-profit, and public sector projects across multiple industries, especially health and finance, producing several public reports on key sustainability issues. Giulio later joined the Nature Conservancy, one of the largest conservation organizations in the world, first as its Global Managing Director for Water, then as its Chief Strategy Officer. For his work on water, the World Economic Forum nominated him as a Young Global Leader in 2014. He is the author of Water: A Biography, which has been translated into 8 languages and was rated by the Economist as one of the best books of 2021. The book, which explores the 5000+ year history of the relationship between society and the management of water on five continents, is the subject of today’s interview.
We were live from the Farmers Market when the temperature was in the mid-40s° in downtown Las Cruces on November 19, 2022. Circle Verse was our musical guest. This was our last live broadcast of the year. If everything works out, we'll be back at the market in March 2023.
Las Cruces Bulletin writers Mike Cook and Elva Osterreich gave a recap of the week's news and previewed upcoming events as they highlighted articles in the latest edition of the newspaper. They also talked with Clint Thacker and Elaine Stachera Simon about the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley.
During an interview for a podcast before last week’s election, I referred to the elusive youth vote as “fool’s gold.”
Young voters are too busy raising their families and starting their careers, I said. They aren’t as invested in the community. Their growing numbers make leaders in both parties dream about the possibilities, but that always ends in disappointment.
Shirley Baca and Walt Rubel speak with Rep. Ray Lara of Chamberino, who was recently elected caucus chair for the House Democrats, making him the highest-ranking majority member from Southern New Mexico.
Shirley and Walt speak with state Sen. Shannon Pinto, chair of the Senate Indian and Cultural Affairs Committee, about missing indigenous women, a Supreme Court hearing on the adoption of Native American children, and the Code Talker Museum, among other issues.
We speak with Shannon Reynolds, who won re-election to the County Commission, about industrial revenue bonds and other issues facing the county.
Walt and Shirley discuss the recent election and other issues in the news.
At the beginning of September, two women from the Minneapolis organization called Artspace visited Las Cruces. They were here to do a feasibility study for the possibility of building artist resident spaces and studios. They met with a lot of people while they were here, and found there was a lot of enthusiasm for the project. Nan Rubin had a chance to interview them, along with Greg Smith at the Doña Ana Arts Council, who is one of the lead organizers on this project.
With this program we conclude an 18-week conversation about "Mortality".
Our guests: Deidra Schaub - Harvey Hilbert - Sureyya Husain - Keith Whelpley - Joe Somoza - Gabriel Rochelle - Shahid Mustafa and Peter Goodman - graciously gift us in this closing session with a combination of poetry, prose, personal story reflections, and unscripted observations.
Much gratitude to all who contributed to this timeless and thought-provoking exploration
Recordings of previous appearances by these guests can be found in the Think Again Program Archives. .
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