Water: Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization

WED, MAR 31, 2010 (1:03:46)

Veteran journalist Steven Solomon addresses the crisis of global freshwater. In writing a book on the subject, Solomon discovered access to freshwater is trickling away in many communities.

Everything hinges on water; it is essential to life and to civilization. Will there be enough fresh water for 9 billion of us by 2050?

+ BIO: Steven Solomon

Steven Solomon has written for The New York Times, BusinessWeek, The Economist, Forbes, and Esquire. He has been a regular commentator on NPR’s Marketplace, and has appeared as a featured guest on the late Tim Russert’s CNBC show, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, Bloomberg TV, and on many other news shows.

He has addressed the World Affairs Council, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and university forums. He is the author of Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization and The Confidence Game, which presciently warned about building dangers in the volatile global financial system. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his family.

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