Cambridge Nature Festival 2024

25th May – 30th June

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The Last Drop – solving the world’s water crisis: Tim Smedley

May 23 @ 7:00 pm

Tim Smedley, author of Clearing the Air: The Beginning and the End of Air Pollution, contacted members of the Chalk Aquifer Alliance working group back in the summer of 2020 as part of the research for his proposed book on the global water crisis, to gain an insight into the challenges chalk streams were facing. Following our meeting I was able to put him in touch with Ash Smith of Windrush WASP to learn more of the work he and Peter Hammond had done in uncovering illegal sewage spills by water companies.

Three years on and in the summer of 2023, The Last Drop was published and now in Spring 2024 the paperback addition is about to be launched. To coincide with this, Tim will be talking about his discoveries as he followed the story of water scarcity around the globe.

Tim’s research for this book has been immense, cataloguing the global water crisis across the planet, from the Americas, through Europe to Africa, the Middle and Far East and Australia.



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May 23
7:00 pm
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