Pioneers' Museum and the California Humanities Council are sponsoring a series of workshops to address the critical role of the Colorado River, a body of water that is the focus of water transfers in the state.
The first discussion is set for 6:30 tonight in Pioneers' Museum at the corner of Highway 111 and Aten Road across from Imperial Valley College.
Tonight's discussion will involve a lecture on "water wars" and will feature attorney Bill Swan, one of the nation's leading experts on the legal aspects of the river, which ties seven states together, along with Baja California in Mexico.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
The water wars lecture is part of a seven-state humanities council project that will focus on the river. The series is titled "Moving Waters: the Colorado River and the West."