After Water: Building a future with a nod to current threats
In our After Water series, we asked writers to create short stories about the Great Lakes region 100 years in the future-when access to freshwater is a dominant social issue. We paired them with scientists and policy experts and let their imagination take it from there. Wednesday's story is "Thirst" by Los Angeles-based writer Max Andrew Dubinsky. We hear an excerpt and discuss what it would take to make not just a city-but an entire region-resilient to the impacts of climate change. Phil Enquist is one of the people working to figure that out. He's an architect at the Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, and creator of the Great Lakes Century, a 100 year vision for the region.