Crafting a New Water Ethic from the Values of our Better Angels

September 24, 2021 2:00 PM - September 24, 2021 4:00 PM
Presented via Zoom

Dr. David Groenfeldt will present his talk  Crafting a New Water Ethic from the Values of our Better Angels on Friday, September 24 at 2 pm as part of the 2021 Fall Anthropology Colloquia Speaker Series.  You can access the talk here The passcode is 305369

David Groenfeldt is Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at UNM and founding director of Water-Culture Institute ( in Santa Fe.  From his PhD research (U Arizona 1984) on the socio-economic impacts of large-scale canal irrigation in India to his current work on water ethics, his research and consulting have been water-focused.   His employment history includes five years with the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka, seven years with the World Bank’s water cluster, four years with Santa Fe Watershed Association, and since 2010 the Water-Culture Institute.   He is the author of Water Ethics: A Values Approach to Solving the Water Crisis (2013 and a 2nd edition in 2019), and co-author of Global Water Ethics: Towards a Global Ethics Charter (2017) both published by Routledge. 

Hosted by the UNM Department of Anthropology, the Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies, and the Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) the Department Colloquia Speaker Series will continue this semester.  Talks from this years series are available on our You Tube for your viewing.