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Waters of Discord [electronic resource]

Deutsche Welle
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Almost half the world gets its drinking water from rivers that cross national boundaries. Analysts predict that more wars will be fought over water than oil. This program surveys a number of active or potential hot spots: Israel and the river Jordan; the Southeastern Anatolia Project in Turkey and its effects on Syria and Iraq; Egypt's Toshka Canal and the Nile Basin Initiative; and the Tehri dam in India. The program also looks at the effects of the Hoover dam on the Colorado River delta in Mexico and the success of Lesotho's Katse dam. Vandana Shiva, author of Water Wars, discusses many of these situations.
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27 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 11, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Thirsty Planet
  • Water War in the Middle East (5:10)
  • Turkey's Southeastern Anatolia Project (4:11)
  • The United States Violates Mexico's Water Rights (4:32)
  • Nile River Conflict and Cooperation (4:26)
  • Opposition to India's Tehri Dam (2:50)
  • Water as a Source of Cooperation (3:52)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2003.
Publisher no.
  • 33072s Films Media Group
  • 33077 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (27 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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