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Fred Pearce FRSGS: When the Rivers Run Dry

  • pin University of Edinburgh Appleton Tower (LT4) 11 Crichton Street, EH8 9LE Edinburgh (map)

The world is running out of water. Even in the UK, reservoirs empty and there are drought warnings and hosepipe bans each year. Water is ‘the new oil’ – except we can live without oil; there are no alternatives to fresh water. In this updated talk, Fred explores what has gone wrong with the world's rivers and why water is emerging as the defining environmental crisis of the 21st century.