Robert Glennon

Robert Glennon, J.D., Ph.D.

Monday, June 7, 2021,

1:30-2:30 pm, an ASA Zoom Webinar*

Note different time.


This lecture will cover a very timely topic, presented by one of the nation’s preeminent experts on water policy and law, Robert Glennon, a Regents Professor of law and public policy in the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law.  He serves as an advisor to governments, corporations, think tanks, law firms and non-governmental organizations to solve serious problems of water sustainability and planning. Along with two hydrologists as co-principal investigators, he has been awarded two National Science Foundation grants for studies of the San Pedro River in Arizona and a river in California.

Dr. Glennon will talk about the current situation and future concerns regarding potential water shortages that many areas are facing, especially the southwest of the US, where “extreme or exceptional” drought conditions have existed over many years.  He will describe the challenges facing state and local officials, farmers who may have less water available for their crops, and communities whose residents and businesses may face water rationing, exploring how these topics bear upon the COVID pandemic.

A guest on several national TV programs and many National Public Radio shows, Dr. Glennon was featured in the 2011 feature-length documentary film, Last Call at the Oasis. He is the author of highly regarded books on the subject of water, including Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What to Do About It  (2009), which received a Rachel Carson Book Award for Reporting on the Environment from the Society of Environmental Journalists.

Dr. Glennon is a popular speaker on the subject of his expertise.  He has addressed audiences in more than 30 states as well as in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. He contributes regularly to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. A member of the state bar in Arizona and Massachusetts, he received an MA and PhD in American History from Brandeis University and a JD from Boston College Law School.

This lecture is sponsored by the AV Sustainability Committee.


Written by H. Deon Holt, Academy Village Volunteer


*For access to the Zoom Webinar, please write

June 7: “Our Future in a Warming, Water-Stressed, COVID-19 World”