The Edinburgh International Book Festival is “the largest public celebration of the written word in the world.” Started in 1983, it now occurs annually and is taking place this August from 10th-26th. With 700 events involving over 800 writers and thinkers from across the globe, it is expected that over 220,000 visitors will attend.
This year, the advisor to Scottish First Minister and global expert on water stress and its consequences, Alex Bell will join Conservative MEP Struan Stevenson, to discuss ‘Energy and the Environment: too much hot air?’ As the author of Peakwater, the first book to link the history of civilisation with the control of water, Alex will explain why water shortages remain a key threat to world political stability.
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