"New York Times" bestselling author Charles Fishman has become one of the most provocative and inspiring voices on water issues in the last few years. He will be part of SPAC's Speakers Series on September 12, discussing his book "The Big Thirst."
Water is going to turn out to be the most important and the most contentious resource issue for almost every country in the world in the next 50 years, even places like the United States where water has typically been abundant, safe, and inexpensive. Climate change, economic growth, and the growing middle class around the world will put pressure on water supplies like never before. People will live or die, and countries will succeed or fail, based on their ability to re-imagine how to use water in the new era of scarcity and climate change.