Ground Zero: A World Without Water


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Exploring struggle for this precious resource and the battle for its ownership.


TRACKS: The Culture & Travel Channel


This film investigates the future of the world’s water, and paints a disturbing picture of a world running out of the most basic of life’s essentials.

8-year-old Vanessa and her parents have to walk almost a mile down the cliffs of El Alto in Bolivia to collect water from an unreliable well every day. Yet, they live just a few hundred metres from their city’s main water treatment plant and can see millions of gallons just beyond the barbed wire fence. They are victims of waters increasing commodification.

The struggle for this precious resource and the battle for its ownership is explored through compelling stories of families living in Bolivia, Detroit, Dar Es Salaam and Rajestan. As the background to these stories we explore the conflicts over the future of water and see how even those living in the relatively water-rich UK hold the survival of the planet in our hands.

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Published on YouTube, 06.22.2018, by TRACKS: The Culture & Travel Channel, republished with embed permission.

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