Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Story of The Century: A Conversation with Alex Prud’homme about The Ripple Effect

You can live without oil but you can't live without water. Alex Prud’homme on taking water for granted -- and why water is (or should be) the headlining story of our age.

By Francesca Rheannon

Author and journalist Alex Prud’homme’s 2011 book The Ripple Effect: the Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-First Century, inspired the making of the forthcoming film, Last Call At The Oasis. I sat down with Prud’homme to talk about the book.

Francesca Rheannon: You're well known for the book that you wrote with Julia Child. How did you go from that to looking at this issue of water?