If you don’t yet have plans for this evening, consider the Baum Forum lecture on industrial hydrofracking and its implications for our food and watersheds. The Baum Forum hosts an ongoing discussion series about serious issues in food, from school lunch and nutrition education to urban agriculture. As always, tonight’s installment — called Water Fight! it’ll be held at The New School’s Tishman Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street — gathers great minds and varying opinions to shed light on issues we typically don’t hear much about in mainstream food coverage. An art and information exhibit opens at 2 p.m. today, then the panel follows at 5:30. It’s moderated by Anna Lappé, author of Diet for a Hot Planet and includes Tracy Carluccio of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Lois Gibbs of The Center for Health, Environment, & Justice, Wenonah Hauter of Food and Water Watch, Wes Gillingham the Catskill Mountainkeeper and Miriam MacGillis of Genesis Farm. There’s a $10 suggested donation for the panel discussion, and you can get more information and tickets right here.