Water, water everywhere – and not a drop to drink that hasn't been outsourced by Danone, Pepsi, Coca-Cola or Nestlé. This week's trenchant question from the good folk at Zócalo – “Will We Ever Have Clean Water for All?” – examines why almost a billion people in the world are dosed with various poisons whenever they try to take a sip, and how 2.5 billion don't even have access to a flush toilet. Moderated by Occidental College political economist Sanjeev Khagram, this depressing but necessary dialogue places the United States – with its water-balloon fights, summertime sprinklers and opulent goldfish – in stark contrast to the rest of the world, which still struggles to figure out how to get this least expensive and most basic of all possible potables. Special guests include experts with long job titles from the Metropolitan Water District, the State Water Resources Control Board, Arizona State University and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Water you gonna do if you miss this one? MOCA Grand Avenue, 250 S. Grand Ave., dwntwn.; Mon., March 17, 7:30 p.m.; free with RSVP. (213) 626-6222, zocalopublicsquare.org.

Mon., March 17, 7:30 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 03/17/14)

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