Join us at the Urban Sustainability Forum tonight from 6:00 to 6:30 at the Academy of Natural Sciences' Main Auditorium for We Are Our Water: How to Protect Our Health, Communities, and Pocketbooks by Using Water Wisely. The Philadelphia Water Department's Chris Crockett will be speaking, along with Sean Byers (Brandywine Realty Trust), Shanta Schachter (New Kensington Community Development Corporation) and Heather Blakeslee (Delaware Valley Green Building Council). More on the discussion topic:

Not managing water wisely can have grave public health consequences, cause havoc in our homes, and affect the bottom line of businesses and consumers alike. It’s one of the most powerful elements on the planet, capable of mass destruction but also necessary for life. Why is it that we take it for granted? Who is protecting our water quality? Who is responsible for us having enough of it? What are we supposed to do when we have too much? What does it cost and why? Join representatives from the Philadelphia Water Department, major builder owners and operators, and community groups to find out how Philadelphia is leading the way on water, and what you can do to help.

Registration for the event is free.