NASA Goddard Space Flight Center October 2012 Event

Featuring Last Call At The Oasis
October 18, 2012

Last Call At The Oasis

Last Call At The Oasis

“Water is everywhere.” “The water in my tap is clean, at least here in the United States.” “Desalination will provide infinite and cheap freshwater into the future.” “Bottled water is more regulated than tap water.” “Recycled sewage water is unhealthy and gross.” “There is a water crisis somewhere else, but not here.” Sound familiar? These are just some of the myths that Last Call at the Oasis tries to debunk. The NASA/GSFC/Morgan State/GESTAR/UC Irvine team of six (D. Belvedere, L. Lilienfeld, J. Beck, M. Lewis, J. Wilkens and R. Murillo) along with CUAHSI (Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc.) presented this new water documentary on Thursday, October 18, at 3:30pm at the Building 3 Auditorium. A small reception and discussion of the movie followed. This film presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century.

NASA GESTAR (Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research) conducts research collaboratively, mainly within Goddard Space Flight Center’s (GSFC) Earth Sciences Division, but also with Solar Systems Exploration Division, Office of Education, and Office of Public Affairs. Scientists and staff at GESTAR, in collaboration with NASA and other investigators, conceive and develop new, space-based missions; provide mission requirements; conduct research that explains the behavior of Earth and other planetary systems; and create engaging media that tell NASA’s story of exploration and discovery on Earth and beyond.

See also the Last Call at the Oasis page on this site.