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Water Shortages and Solutions

Global Water Shortages and Solutions

Don’t miss the next Distinguished Speakers Series lecture and Q&A with Seth M. Siegel, J.D., a writer, lawyer, activist, entrepreneur, and member of the Council on Foreign Relations. This event is co-hosted by NSU’s Farquhar Honors College, Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Shepard Broad College of Law, and College of Engineering and Computing.

Date: Monday, February 20, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center
            NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus

Seth Siegel - Lawyer & Activist

Siegel is the Daniel M. Soref Senior Water Policy Fellow at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Freshwater Sciences, as well as the co-founder of several companies, including Beanstalk, the world’s leading trademark brand extension company, which he sold to Ford Motor Company. He is also a board member of several not-for-profit organizations and serves as senior advisor to Start-Up Nation Central, an Israeli nonprofit organization that connects government, NGO, and business leaders to relevant people, companies, and technologies in Israel. Siegel produced the Tony Award-nominated Broadway revival of Man of La Mancha.

A renowned expert on global water shortages, safety, regulations, and access, Siegel is the author of the New York Times bestselling book Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World, which was featured in The Daily Beast’s Best Big Ideas of 2015. Siegel’s book argues that the world is facing a global water crisis and should look to Israel as a model for mitigating water scarcity. All profits from the book’s sales are donated to charity. Siegel’s essays on water and other issues have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and in leading publications in Europe and Asia.

Siegel has helped to bring international awareness to water issues through his speaking engagements in more than 50 U.S. cities and around the world, including the United Nations, World Bank, Davos, Google headquarters, and on major college campuses.

Ticket Information:
This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for attendance.

Monday, January 30:
Tickets become available for NSU students, faculty, and staff. An NSU ID is required to obtain tickets.

Monday, February 6: Tickets become available for members of the public. To pick up your tickets, please stop by the Farquhar Honors College Office of the Dean in the Mailman-Hollywood Building (second floor), Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Limit two tickets per person.

For more information, call (954) 262-8236 or email

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