“Blue Gold: World Water Wars” examines how humans are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting the limited supply of fresh water at an expediential level as population and technology grows. The rampant overdevelopment of agriculture, housing, and industry increase the demands for fresh water well beyond the finite supply, resulting in the desertification of the earth. Corporate giants force developing countries to privatize their water supply for profit. Wall Street investors target desalination and mass bulk water export schemes. Corrupt governments use water for economic and political gain. Military control of water emerges and a new geo-political map and power structure forms, setting the stage for world water wars.
The screening is sponsored by the Humanities Institute at the University of Texas and the Austin Public Library.
Location: Terrazas Branch, Austin Public Library, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, 78702