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The Forum with Maurice Hall: The Truth about Water

April 22, 2018

9:30 am

On Earth Day and the opening of our 2018 Artist in Residence Sukey Bryan’s Water Without installation on the Great Steps, talk about water with Environmental Defense Fund’s Associate Vice President of Ecosystems – Water on his work to rebalance our freshwater systems and make them more resilient to climate change.




About the guest

Dr. Maurice Hall joined EDF in May 2016. He focuses on developing collaborative water management approaches to meet ecosystem needs alongside the needs of farms and cities. Previously, he served as the Water Program Lead for the Water Funder Initiative, a collaborative effort to identify and activate promising water solutions through strategic philanthropic investments in the United States, starting in the American West. He spent seven years with The Nature Conservancy where his roles included Science and Engineering Lead for the California Water Program. Hall has also served as a senior engineer, scientist and project manager with CH2M Hill and EARTHWORKS Restoration, Inc., a California-based native habitat restoration firm. There he led and contributed to numerous watershed planning. He has a Ph.D. in Earth Resources, Watershed Sciences from Colorado State University.

More about Environmental Defense Fund’s work on water.


About the host

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author of The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau and The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.


About The Forum

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral, and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.


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