environment | October 04, 2015

#AskASpeaker #1: Twitter Q&A with Charles Fishman

On Thursday, October 1st, we held our inaugural Twitter Q&A—the first in a series of half-hour chats with some of our pro-Twitter and exclusive keynote speakers. Q&A #1 was with water, Wal-Mart, and curiosity expert Charles Fishman.

As the author of The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water, Fishman is changing the way we think about water, our crucial relationship to it, and the creativity we can bring to ensuring we always have plenty of it. And in his recent NYT lead story, “How California Is Winning the Drought,” Fishman offers a refreshingly optimistic—even optimistically disruptive—take on California’s battle against water scarcity, arguing that the state is actually getting much of it right.

In light of these works (and how his article’s certainly got people talking), we thought we’d ask him about how he first became interested in water and conservation, what we can do about plastic bottles, the recent discovery of liquid water on Mars, and if he has some good advice for new keynote speakers.

At the end of our chat, we were also thrilled to announce our next Q&A partner: digital economy speaker Amber MacArthur! Tune in on Thursday, October 15th from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST using the hashtag #AskASpeaker, send us your questions for MacArthur, and be sure to follow both @TheLavinAgency and @ambermac.

Author of 
The Big Thirst (the top-selling book on water in the past 25 years) and The Wal-Mart Effect, Fishman speaks about the value of water, and the innovation required for economic survival. To book Charles Fishman for your next event, contact The Lavin Agency.

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