This Wednesday, 12/5 - The Ripple Effect at Fairmount Water Works!


Join environmental journalist and author Alex Prud'homme at the Fairmount Waterworks Interpretive
Center on December 5th from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm as he shares his easy rules for keeping our planet’s
water clean and healthy!

The evening will also include a showing of the documentary which Alex Prud'homme’s book inspired, Last Call at the Oasis.

Prud'homme will be discussing his novel The Ripple Effect, from its conception over a lunch with Julia Child to his travels across the country examining the ways the United States is handling its water resources. Topics include water pollution, the cost of infrastructure, water privatization and more. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing, with proceeds going to support the Water Works’ 2013 Schuylkill Soundings program.

Listeners will learn from Prud'homme about new types of water pollution, the expenses of maintaining a failing infrastructure system, the controversial topics of bottled water and water privatization, and the effects of climate change and population growth on our ecosystems, and will be taught how to cut down on their own “ripple effects.”

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