Renowned Climate Change, Water Expert to Speak at Water Works - Special Deal for Grid Readers

Dr. Peter GleickAs part of its 10th anniversary celebration, the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center is hosting world-renowned water and climate change expert Dr. Peter Gleick on October 25 for a talk on “Global Water Challenges and Solutions.” Admission for the lecture is $55, but there is a special reduced rate for Grid readers of just $10. Click HERE to register.

A MacArthur Fellow who has been  called “one of 15 people the next President should listen to” by Wired Magazine, Gleick is the author of nine books, including the seminal series “The World’s Water.”  His most recent book “Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water” tackles the detrimental impact of bottled water on the environment.

“He has an amazing gift; the ability to talk about water in everyday human terms that each of us can relate to – whether it’s being stuck in a flash flood or in Hurricane Sandy, drinking bottled or tap water or worrying about the safety of fracking or the future of our beaches,” says Karen Young, executive director of the Fairmount Water Works.  “Anyone who cares about the environment and the future of our planet, who is interested in human rights, public health, global affairs, public policy, history and safety will want to hear Dr.Gleick.  He weaves practical advice on how to be green, with compelling research on climate change and thought provoking commentary about our very future.”

The lecture takes place at the Van Pelt Auditorium on October 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and is followed by a reception at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center. The Grid discount applies only to the lecture. For reception tickets, visit

“Water is connected to everything we care about and the water crisis is real,” Gleick says.  It’s going to get worse before it gets better.” 

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