Global Water Scarcity

Steven Solomon

Steven SOlomon

Steven Solomon

Steven Solomon

Author and commentator Steven Solomon will discuss global water scarcity in a lecture at Dickinson titled Brave New World of Water, on Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the Stern Center, Great Room, 208 West Louther Street. The event is free and open to the public. 

Freshwater, civilization’s most indispensable resource, is growing increasingly scarce. Solomon will explore how global water scarcity is transforming our economies, politics, environment, national security and basic human health and what we can do about these trends.

Solomon is the author of Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization, which was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, and The Confidence Game, an insider account of global financial policymaking. His forthcoming book is titled, The Mississippi River and the Making of America: Past, Present and Future. Solomon has written for The New York Times, BusinessWeek, The Economist, Forbes and Esquire, and has been a regular commentator on NPR’s Marketplace and Talk of the Nation. He has been a featured guest on CNBC and Bloomberg TV.

The event is part of a semester-long series of lectures that explore the ways in which water impacts us globally and locally, including the impact of climate change on regional water scarcity, prevention of conflict about water resources and the implications of drinking bottled water. The series is sponsored by The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues. For more information, call 717-245-1875.

Published March 14, 2014