ATI’s Webber Lectures on ‘Thirst for Power: Energy, Water, & Human Survival’
On Monday, April 11 ATI’s Clean Energy Incubator Co-Director, Dr. Michael Webber, will lecture on his new book “Thirst for Power: Energy, Water and Human Survival” at 7:15 p.m. at downtown Austin’s Stateside Theater at the Paramount.
Webber will give an entertaining and fast-paced lecture on the nexus of energy and water, sharing fun facts, historical snippets, and anecdotes from his book.
Tickets include one complimentary drink and a signed copy of the book.
About the book: Although it is widely understood that energy and water are the world’s two most critical resources, their vital interconnections and vulnerabilities are less often recognized. This farsighted book offers a new, holistic way of thinking about energy and water—a big picture approach that reveals the interdependence of the two resources, identifies the seriousness of the challenges, and lays out an optimistic approach with an array of solutions to ensure the continuing sustainability of both.
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Webber is a co-director of the Clean Energy Incubator at ATI, deputy director of UT Austin’s Energy Institute, Josey Centennial Fellow in Energy Resources, and associate professor of mechanical engineering. He has developed a popular energy literacy Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and created a PBS television special titled “Energy at the Movies.” He also holds four patents and writes and lectures extensively on energy and other topics.