Liam Fox – The Coming Storm: The Impending Crisis on Water

Tickets £11/£9



Russia’s war in Ukraine has seen the world gripped by concerns over energy security. And yet, there is an even greater threat ahead: the battle for water. The combination of an ever-increasing global population, climate change, industrialisation, urbanisation and limited natural resources, mean that in the future our water supplies will be more stretched than ever before. If nations will fight for fossil fuels, it is nothing compared to what they will do for the most vital resource of all. Doctor and politician, Liam Fox tells the story of water and addresses the challenges humanity faces as it runs short.

Chaired by Jacqui Hodgson




‘A tour d’horizon of the threats facing the world today, their origin, and what strategies should be adopted for handling these in the future … Fascinating and well-informed.’- Jack Straw on Rising Tides


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Booking Information

  • Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Friday 1st of March. Tickets go on general sale from Monday 4th March.
  • Hearing loops are available for Theatre and Library events. Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. In all cases, please call the Box Office on 01434 652477 to book or email:
  • Tickets cannot be refunded but can be exchanged for other Book Festival events.




02 May 2024


6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

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