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October VGCLJ Meeting - Open to Guests

  • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Dr San Diego, CA, 92122 United States (map)

“How Countries and Communities Worldwide Are Coping with Drought Conditions”

Speaker: Charles Fishman

While we continue to work on our drip irrigation systems and collect buckets of shower water to throw on our flowers, we need to also think about water on the regional level.  What can be done to ameliorate this boom and bust cycle? In The Big Thirst, Charles Fishman introduces us to fascinating stories of communities who have faced these cycles and those who have not. He discusses how water usage by necessity must remain a regional issue and how drought stricken areas have begun to solve their problem.

Mr. Fishman is a former reporter for the Washington Post and currently writes for the business magazine Fast Company.  He has won 3 UCLA’s Gerald Loeb Awards, the most prestigious award in business journalism.  In addition to writing The Big Thirst, he wrote The Wal-Mart Effect, and most recently, A Creative Mind with Brian Grazer.

Although his book was first published in 2011, it continues to be relevant.  In addition to discussing information in his book he will bring us up to date on how the worldwidecommunities he discusses are faring as well as discuss our own Southern California region.  It promises to be fascinating hour.