Website Search


Streaming Video

Video Playlists

Includes Feature Films, Kistler Prize Acceptance Speeches, Interviews, Lectures, and Scholar Visions of the Long-term Future


Recent Publications

“Global Transitions and Asia 2060” Executive Summary

“Water – The Crisis Ahead” Executive Summary

Winter 2010 Newsletter

All Foundation publications are available for download from our Publications page.



12th Annual Kistler Prize

• September 30, 2020

“Global Population and the Planetary Future – 2011”

• Humanity 3000 Workshop
• November 3–4, 2011



Norman Myers Lecture

• Walter P. Kistler Lecture Series
• May 2011

“Global Transitions and Asia 2060” Workshop

• Taipei, Taiwan
• November 2010

Peter Ward Lecture

• Walter P. Kistler Lecture Series
• October 2010

11th Annual Kistler Prize

• September 2010

“Managing the Future”

• Talk by Sesh Velamoor
• July 2010

“Water – The Crisis Ahead”

• Humanity 3000 Workshop
• April 2010  [AUDIO FILES]






Humanity 3000


HOME | SEMINARS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 | SYMPOSIA 1 2 | WORKSHOPS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7


Workshop 6

<< Back to Workshop Overview

“Water – The Crisis Ahead” (AUDIO)

The following are MP3 files of the presentations and discussion sessions from the workshop. Click on the file name to open it in your browser, or right-click to save the file to your computer.

Workshop Reception (Day 1)

Inaugural Address – T.N. Narasimhan (mp3)
"Science and Human Dimensions of Water"

Inaugural Address Q&A (mp3)

Day 2

Self-introductions by Workshop Participants (mp3)

Presentation 1 – Vernon L. Scarborough (mp3)
"Anthropological Archaeology"

Discussion on Presentation 1 (mp3)
Dr. Scarborough fields questions and comments from other participants

Presentation 2 – Brian Fagan (mp3)
"The Triumph of Gravity: A Look at Ancient Water"

Presentation 3 – Kenneth R. Wright (mp3)
"Water: Rise and Fall of Andean Empires"

Discussion on Presentations 2 & 3 (mp3)
Participants respond to Brian Fagan's and Kenneth R. Wright's presentations

Presentation 4 – Peter P. Rogers (mp3)
"Water Resources Conflicts in South Asia"

Presentation 5 – Chunmiao Zheng (mp3)
"A Thirsty Nation: China's Scramble for Water"

Discussion on Presentation 4 & 5 (mp3)
Q&A with Dr. Peter P. Rogers and Dr. Chunmiao Zheng

Presentation 6 – Ger Bergkamp (mp3)
"Trends and Prospects for Innovation in Water Policy and Governance"

Presentation 7 – Basia Irland (mp3)
"Aesthetic Solutions"

Presentation 8 – Cynthia Moe-Lobeda (mp3)
"A Viable Water Ethic for 'Planet Water'"

Discussion on Presentations 6–8 (mp3)
Discussion of the impacts to water issues of politics, institutions, corporations, art, and ethics

Day 3

Fishbowl 1 (mp3)
Governance / Political Will / Justice / Constitutional Guidelines / Growth Targets

Fishbowl 2 (mp3)
Technology / Futures Scenarios / Public Awareness (values, worldview)

Variety of Challenges (local vs. metropolises)

Closing Remarks (mp3)
Participants share values gained from the workshop and their conclusions about humanity's future in regard to issues of water on the planet