A World Without Water Documentary

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The world is running out of its most precious resource. True Vision’s timely film tells of the personal tragedies behind the mounting privatisation of water supplies. More than a billion people across the globe don’t have access to safe water. Every day 3900 children die as a result of insufficient or unclean water supplies. The situation can only get worse as water gets evermore scarce.


For much of the world, atlases no longer tell the truth. Today, dozens of the planet’s greatest rivers run dry long before they reach the sea. They include the Nile in Egypt; the Yellow River in China; the Indus in Pakistan; the Rio Grande and Colorado in the US; the ancient Oxus that once poured into the Aral Sea in Central Asia; the Murray in Australia and the Jordan in the Middle East, which is emptied before it can even reach the country that bears its name.

The dire state of such rivers is the most visible sign of a profound crisis in how the world uses its water – a crisis that reflects water’s new place as one of the most important and threatened commodities.

It’s a situation that could herald a world in which wars are fought over water.

A World Without Water Documentary, 7.8 out of 10 based on 11 ratings

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  • Partystar

    It cannot be that hard to convert ocean water to fresh water – but if they “can’t” do that then certain companies will make a fortune off this “limited” amount of water, in a world full of water.

    What a sad, sad world where companies will exploit resources like water and gasoline when surely the technology exists to improve these industries.

    Coke should be forcefully closed worldwide – boycott them! Who needs soft-drinks.

    • Rebeltz2010

      Well said!! same goes for just about all things these days!!!

    • Jackmeoff

      ABSOLUTELY. Partystar, I couldn’t have said it better. There must be a way to convert salt water to fresh in a cost effective manner by now, or at least have it done with gov’t subsidies. They just won’t allow it now because of those making money off the current system. They will milk it until the last drop before moving on to the next. That is a fundamental capitalist rule for maximizing profits. Such is the way now with petroleum by-products. We are fucked. And they don’t care.

  • Partystar

    It cannot be that hard to convert ocean water to fresh water – but if they “can’t” do that then certain companies will make a fortune off this “limited” amount of water, in a world full of water.

    What a sad, sad world where companies will exploit resources like water and gasoline when surely the technology exists to improve these industries.

    Coke should be forcefully closed worldwide – boycott them! Who needs soft-drinks.

  • Partystar

    It cannot be that hard to convert ocean water to fresh water – but if they “can’t” do that then certain companies will make a fortune off this “limited” amount of water, in a world full of water.

    What a sad, sad world where companies will exploit resources like water and gasoline when surely the technology exists to improve these industries.

    Coke should be forcefully closed worldwide – boycott them! Who needs soft-drinks.

  • Diva79

    I am chocked, and disgusted. Im glad I saw this. Coca cola will never see the tastebuds on my, nore on my sons toung anymore! Who the are the money-making people behind this greed?

  • [email protected]

    Politics and BIG business are dinosaurs. Stand up and fight them because the people will win. Scare tactics could only work for so long.