Garden City, NY - November 4th, 2014 - Exploring Critical Issues, the award-winning televised series conceived and hosted by Adelphi University President Robert A. Scott, opens the season with a discussion by expert panelists on the scarcity of a resource we don’t necessarily think about – clean water – and the many challenges this poses. The latest show, entitled “Water: More Valuable than Oil?,” will air for two weeks premiering on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 10:00 PM.
“Some have said that water is the new “oil” in terms of scarcity,” said Adelphi University President Dr. Robert A. Scott. “I believe that the first step in better water management is awareness. In that regard, our latest program will examine not only how we use water and manage it, but whether efforts across the globe and here in the U.S. have been successful in conserving and desalinating water, and the host of factors that affect the very quality of our water today. I look forward to sharing this information with our viewers.”
Joining Dr. Scott to explore this compelling topic are Mr. Richard Amper, Executive Director, the Long Island Pine Barrens Society; Dr. Jessica Dutton, Assistant Professor, Adelphi University; Dr. Sam L Grogg, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Adelphi University; and Dr. Robert Weltner, President, Operation Splash.
“Water: More Valuable than Oil?” airs in New York and Connecticut on Cablevision 29 (Long Island) and 137 (Connecticut and New York area outside of Long Island) and FiOS 296 (New York and Fairfield, CT). It will also stream simultaneously at www.telecaretv.org on the airdates and times as follows:
- Sunday, November 23 and November 30 at 10:00 PM
- Monday, November 24 and December 1 at 10:30 PM
- Friday, November 28 and December 5 at 1:30 PM
- Sunday, November 30 and December 7 at 7:00 AM
Seen by over seven million households, Exploring Critical Issues has earned four Telly Awards (the cable equivalent of an Emmy) and the 2013 MarCom Gold Award for the Critical Regional Public Policy Issues (broadcast and cable) Campaign. As the engaged University, Adelphi is proud to sponsor Exploring Critical Issues to provide scholars, advocates and other distinguished guests with a forum in which to examine important local, regional, national and global topics, including the environment, health, business, the arts, politics, law and government regulations.
About Adelphi University
Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Suffolk County, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.
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