New Documentary on H20 Highlights Potential for Power Struggles Over Water

One of the perks of working for the Center for a Livable Future is the opportunity to listen to great speakers and catch the latest documentaries about sustainability and the environment.

Last week, CLF hosted a viewing of “Blue Gold: World Water Wars,” a new documentary about the state of one of our most vital resources.  Food and Water Watch presented the film to students and staff at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and hosted a discussion following the screening.

The documentary, based on the book of the same name by Maude Barlow, who spoke at last year’s sustainability lecture series at the school, stresses the importance of protecting our dwindling water resources and ensuring that water is a public right—not a commodity that is owned by corporations (which is what has happened in many parts of the world, as the film details).

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