Monday Author's Breakfast: Featuring authors of the background report
Monday Lunch: Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Alberto Rios, Arizona State Poet Laureate, Professor, Arizona State University
Click here to download the PowerPoint presentation used by Jeff Kightlinger.
Monday Dinner: Robert Johnson, Executive Director of the National Water Resources Association
Tuesday Lunch: Performance by Valley Youth Theater; presentation of "Beyond the Mirage," winner of the New Arizona Prize: Water Consciousness Challenge; presentation of winning water videos sponsored in partnership with the AZ Water Association.
A Hedgehog’s Ransom
There once was a rogue Town Hall panel.
No ideas or thoughts they could channel.
So, they stole our beloved hedgehog, Harry.
Not knowing just yet how scary,
A thief’s curse they would forever carry.
Why such a prank they find funny to pull?
Do they know that this is about “Keeping Arizona’s Water Glass Full”?
Here’s a poem we’ve written for ransom,
But just be aware Harry isn’t so handsome.
A fact you might want to know,
Harry is actually Harriet, oh no!
She’s plump and slow, as you can see,
‘Cause babies are due soon, tee hee!
Poetry skills of the Hedgehog Panel may lack,
But please, oh please, give us our Harriet back!