“Water as Gold, Global Water Issues from the Middle East to Montana”

Thursday, April 5th 6-9pm at the Roxy Theater.

6pm – catered reception in the lobby

7pm – special presentation/keynote

8pm – local panel

This special Global Affairs Program features experts on water, climate, agriculture and food security and the issues surrounding water from an environmental standpoint as well as the politics and policies of water, globally and locally.


1st Water Event:

From Noon to 1:30pm, the Montana World Affairs Council presents a Business Luncheon:

“Water as a Risk to Business.” Dr. Hussein Amery is our guest speaker. He is a world-renowned expert on Middle East and global water issues and water as it relates to food security.

A multi-course catered lunch is included and will be hosted at Stockman Bank downtown in the board room. Limited to 25 guests, this special luncheon event is also sponsored by the Qatar Foundation. $25/person and interested guests should RSVP to Janet Rose, jrose@montanaworldaffairs.org or 406-728-3328.

Evening Water Event is the Special Global Affairs Presentation. We will examine water issues in the Middle East, globally and then bring it back to issues affecting Montana and the western United States.

This is called “Water as Gold, Global Water Issues from the Middle East to Montana.”

Speakers include our keynote: Dr. Hussein Amery

Local panel includes Dr. Nick Silverman, a renowned hydrologist and expert on water, climate and agriculture as well as Dr. Mehrdad Kia, a Middle East and Asia expert discussing the politics and policies that surround water issues globally. Other panelists TBA. The panel will be chaired by Robert Seidenschwarz, president emeritus of the Montana World Affairs Council.

The evening event is free to members and students with a valid i.d. and $5 for non-members and will be at the Roxy Theater in downtown Missoula. Beer and wine will be available for purchase but a catered reception is included, beginning at 6pm.

For more information, please contact Janet Rose, E.D. at jrose@montanaworldaffairs.org or call 406-728-3328.