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Rivers of Power: How An Ancient Force Rules Us Still

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
A Geology & Geography/GIS Colloquium
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Mar 25, 2021   1:00 - 2:00 pm  
Speaker
Laurence Smith, John Atwater & Diana Nelson Chair of Environmental Studies, Brown University
Cost
This event is free and open to public
Registration
Zoom Link
Contact
Department of Geography & GIS
E-Mail
geography@illinois.edu
Views
57
Originating Calendar
Geography and Geographic Information Science

This talk will explore some of the many ways that humans have used rivers over time, and how we continue to do so today. Since our earliest cities established along the Tigris-Euphrates, Indus, Nile, and Yellow rivers, anthropogenic use of rivers has changed over time and varied by region. Yet their critical importance has persisted because they provide five fundamental benefits: access, natural capital, territory, well-being, and a means of projecting power. The manifestations of these benefits have changed, but societal demands for them have not.

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