Charles Fishman

Charles Fishman is the author of “The Big Thirst,” now the bestselling book about water in a generation, and in the last few years he has become one of the most forceful, challenging and inspiring public voices on water issues. He uses humor, journalistic skill, and distinctive storytelling to bring the challenges of water to life. He is also the author of  the New York Times bestseller, “The Wal-Mart Effect”.

He has spoken all over North America and the world, including prestigious educational institutions like MIT and UCLA and the University of Toronto – also he’s spoken at Hershey’s chocolate and the United Nations. He has keynoted the annual water conferences of Kansas and Indiana and the Canadian Water Network, and last year hosted World Water Day at the U.S. State Department. 

Charles Fishman doesn’t have a “standard” water talk — he works with the organizers of an event to understand the audience, and the specific water concerns they are grappling with, to make sure the message and the stories of his talk match what they need. He taps experience and reporting that ranges from Miami to the Great Lakes to the oil sands region of Alberta, from Australia to India, to bring perspective, solutions and stories about water from around the world.