Athens, Ga. – Author Charles Fishman will give a free public lecture on “Water Re-imagined” Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. in the Mahler Auditorium of the University of Georgia Georgia Center for Continuing Education. The event will include the lecture, a question and answer session and a book signing.
The event is co-sponsored by UGA’s College of Environment and Design and the Atlanta-based planning and landscape architecture firm HGOR in honor of the 30th Anniversary of CED’s Environmental Ethics Certificate Program.
Fishman’s UGA talk will look at the history and future of water. He spent three years circling the globe-from Las Vegas to New Delhi-to uncover how the world of water is changing, and what the implications are. New water attitudes and the connection between water and a number of professional fields will also be presented.
Fishman is the author of “The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water” (2011), a bestselling book on water in America. His previous book, “The Wal-Mart Effect” (2006), has also become a bestseller, a catch phrase and an Economist Book of the Year. An award-winning senior writer for Fast Company, Fishman is an investigative journalist, specializing in business innovation and social responsibility. Fishman also blogs about water issues for National Geographic.
Environmental Ethics Certificate Program
The Environmental Ethics Certificate Program is a non-degree program offered as an enhancement to any undergraduate or graduate degree. The EECP provides an interdisciplinary forum for students, faculty and the community to discuss social and scientific responsibilities toward our environment.
College of Environment and Design
The College of Environment and Design is home to one of the oldest and largest schools of landscape architecture in the U.S. and offers degrees in landscape architecture, historic preservation and environmental planning and design, as well as a certificate in environmental ethics. For more information, see www.ced.uga.edu.