‘Big Thirst’ author Charles Fishman examines Flint, Great Lakes water issues

Mar 24, 2016

From continental droughts to failed city water systems, Charles Fishman has been studying and forecasting global water challenges for years. Dr. Kirk Heinze of Greening of the Great Lakes talks with the author of "The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water".


Charles Fishman is a former reporter for the Washington Post, Orlando Sentinel and Raleigh, North Carolina’s News and Observer. He has reported on water issues for years. He likes his drinking water direct from the kitchen spigot, and he enjoys splashing across southern lakes on his Sunfish sailboat.

Fishman wrote the book "The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water."

Since its publication, the U.S. has undergone multiple major droughts and drinking water crises in places like Toledo, Ohio and Flint, Michigan.

Charles Fishman recently checked in with WKAR’s Dr. Kirk Heinze of Greening of the Great Lakes.