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“The Big Thirst” author to speak on the future of water April 20 at UNC

4/11/2011

Award-winning journalist Charles Fishman, author of “The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water,” will discuss how the world of water is changing at the public lecture April 20 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Fishman’s speech, “The Big Thirst: The Business of Water,” will be based on his three-year odyssey to explore how the availability and use of water around the world has and will change and the implications for people, companies and communities.

The free public talk will be held at the Kenan Center Dining Room on the UNC campus. Parking is available in the Kenan-Flagler Business School parking deck. Seating is limited. To attend, e-mail .

Fishman, senior writer at Fast Company magazine and former metro and national reporter for The Washington Post, also worked previously as a business editor and journalist for The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C.

His talk is sponsored by the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Center for International Business Education and Research, Center for Sustainable Enterprise, Global Research Institute, UNC Global and Center for Global Initiatives.

For more information, visit www.kenaninstitute.unc.edu/bigthirst.

Kenan-Flagler Business School contact: Allison Adams, (919) 962-7235, aadams@unc.edu