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Water: The Invisible Crisis with Dr. Shakir Abdullah

When: Sunday, June 4, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

Our planet is known as the blue planet due to its extensive reserves of water. Over 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water, unfortunately, 98% is ocean, the remaining 2% accounts for fresh water supplies for the world. More drastically, 90% of fresh water is not readily reachable, because it is either in the form of ice in the poles or remains underground.

Since the 1950s the world demand for water has risen as a consequence of high population growth and a rising standard of living which calls for higher per capita consumption. It is expected that the world population will reach 8.5 billion by the year 2025. The question remains; will this population find enough clean water for drinking, irrigation, industry, and leisure?

Dr. Shakir Abdullah is a former Iraqi official. He is a PhD holder in atmospheric physics from Reading University/England (1978). His last job in the public service in Iraq was the CEO of the ministry of Transportation and Communication under the CPA headed by ambassador Paul Bremer. 

Music by CommUnity Voices

Join us for a friendly lunch after the program.

All Programs are held on the second floor in the Lothrop Auditorium.

Handicap accessible.

CCB is located near the Orange line-Back Bay or the Green line-Copley T Stops. On Street Parking and at Back Bay Parking Garage, 500 Boylston Street. Discount Vouchers available for parking in the garage.

Community Church of Boston is located at 565 Boylston Street, 2nd fl., Boston, MA 02116. - - 617-266-6710

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