Ferguson Lecture 2022 Sandra Postel

Sandra Postel is director of the Global Water Policy Project and the 2021 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate. For six years, she served as Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society, where she spearheaded an initiative that has restored billions of gallons of water to depleted rivers and wetlands across North America.  Postel ‘s award-winning book Last Oasis appeared in eight languages and served as the basis for a public television documentary. She is the author most recently of Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity. Postel has taught at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and at Mount Holyoke College, where she also directed the Center for the Environment. She studied geology and political science at Wittenberg University, received a Master's in Environmental Management at Duke University, and is the recipient of four honorary doctor of science degrees.


Wednesday, February 9, 2022
6:00 – 7:30 pm, ET

This event will be held in person and online. Registration is required.

  • On campus location: Duke University, West Campus, French Family Science Center, 124 Science Dr., Durham, NC 27710, Room 2231. We recommend in-person attendees park at the Bryan Center Parking Garage ($2.00 per hour).
  • If you wish to attend virtually, Zoom details will be emailed the Monday before the event.

The Nicholas School of the Environment will adhere to Duke Universities health and wellness policies. In the event that we can no longer host this event in person, you will be notified via email and invited to watch the event virtually via Zoom.

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