A Conversation with Charles Fishman, Author of <em>The Big Thirst</em> - Metropolitan Planning Council

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A Conversation with Charles Fishman, Author of The Big Thirst

Charles Fishman speaks to an audience at the Union League Club about his new book, The Big Thirst.

On Aug. 18, 2011, New York Times bestselling author Charles Fishman regaled an audience at the Union League Club with stories from his time traveling and researching his latest book, The Big Thirst. In the book, he shows that we’ve left behind a century-long golden age when water was thoughtlessly abundant, free and safe and entered a new era of high-stakes and increasingly costly water. But as dramatic as the challenges are, Fishman found that there is no good reason for us to be overtaken by a global water crisis. We have more than enough water. We just don’t think about it or use it wisely. Fishman describes a host of advances that are under way, from the simplicity of harvesting rainwater to the work of such water-intensive corporations as IBM, GE, and Royal Caribbean.

Thanks to Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. for sponsoring this event.

This page can be found online at http://www.metroplanning.org/multimedia/audio/531

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