Steven Solomon

Steven Solomon is author of WATER: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization, and a veteran economic journalist who has written for The New York Times, The Economist, Business Week, Esquire, and The Independent (UK). His website is

let's not water down our hopes

Redesigning our cities for the dawning age of global freshwater scarcity

The next urban evolution cannot occur unless we reinvent urban water supply and management to meet the demands of the age of freshwater scarcity.

The terror-ble, horrible, no good, very bad freshwater crisis

Water and the War on Terror

While leaders in Washington have been war-gaming the national security risks of climate change, they’ve only started to connect the dots to the closely related threats emanating from the growing crisis of global freshwater scarcity. …