Although it is the most important substance in our lives, many people hardly ever think about water, where it comes from, how it is used and its precarious future. Charles Fishman talks to Maria Armoudian about how water has shaped our past and how it will shape our future.

Charles Fishman is a journalist and writer. He is the author of The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water.

 

This interview was originally aired on the Scholars’ Circle. For more information and to access our archive of episodes click here.

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