Agenda: Water is the leading indicator of resilience in our time. Matters as diverse as climate change, altered economies, urban planning and border disputes are all registered within the world of water issues. Ten Across (10X) posits that, for water and many other contemporary subjects, there is no better laboratory in which to fully examine the complexities and opportunities of the future than the southern tier of the continental United States which follows the Interstate 10 corridor from coast to coast.
The 2019 10X Water Summit will be hosted in Phoenix, Arizona, March 26-28. This convening will feature a bold and direct examination of real time challenges, their implications for the ever-expanding cities of the 10X study area, and how these issues are echoed in comparable regions around the world. Summit sessions will continue a conversation begun in May 2018 during the Summit in Baton Rouge, placing focus on leadership, informed decision- making, impactful visualization tools, and our ability to respond to a knowable future. In keeping with the overall 10X project, special emphasis will be placed on the communication of complex issues to a public inundated by an unprecedented flow of fact, fiction, and conflicting messaging.