Item Details

Water for the Fields [electronic resource]

Deutsche Welle
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
No matter where on Earth, the one human activity that consumes the most water is the one that wastes the most: agriculture. From locations around the world, this program surveys both disasters of agricultural irrigation, such as cotton farming in Uzbekistan, and innovative successes in water-efficient techniques and crops, such as in California and India. Numerous examples illustrate the destructive effects of deforestation and overgrazing, the difficulty of fighting erosion and reclaiming arable soil, and the urgency of the motto: more crop per drop.
Release Date
2006
Run Time
27 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • 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.
Series
Thirsty Planet
Contents
  • Ecological Disaster in Central Asia (2:24)
  • Sustainable Farming in Cuba (2:22)
  • Arable Lands Are Being Destroyed (1:44)
  • Water and Hope for Ethiopia's Highlands (1:39)
  • Global Warming Threatens Agriculture (1:25)
  • Conserving California's Water (3:51)
  • Israel's Innovative Water Recycling Methods (2:19)
  • Genetically Engineered Plants (1:50)
  • Wise Crop Selection in India (2:40)
  • Sustainable Agriculture for the Future (3:23)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2003.
Publisher no.
  • 33072s Films Media Group
  • 33073 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (27 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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