Water Water: Series 1
Whether youre standing on the banks of the Nile or watching drops from your tap, you are in the presence of the planets most precious resource. Water. Without water, nothing on this earth can survive. And yet this resource, essential to all life, is under increasing pressure and multiple attacks.
This three-part series, hosted by award-winning author Marq de Villiers and based on his book Water, will present one of the great problems facing mankind. De Villiers takes the viewer on a tour of the globe as he explores our interdependence with water.
Water, Water will take us to far-flung corners of the earth, to the sometimes exotic stages where critical dramas of water are being played out.
Part 1: The Water Apocalypse
Water is our most precious resource; without it, nothing can survive. Climate, overpopulation and mismanagement are causing both the quantity and quality of water to change. The Water Apocalypse looks at the resource itself – how much there is, how much is available for human use, where it is, and some of its unique properties, for water is like no other substance.
Part 2: Man vs Water
Whether youre standing on the banks of the Nile or watching water drops from your tap, you are in the presence of the planets most precious resource: water. Man vs. Water examines the troubled relationships between human populations and the water they need to survive – and why there seems to be enough water, but often in the wrong place at the wrong time in the wrong amounts. Why have so many well-intentioned projects gone disastrously awry while others have succeeded triumphantly?
Part 3: Watering the Future
The water that exists now – and has existed for all of earths time – is all there is. We cannot make new water; it is not a renewable resource. It will have to be our ingenuity and ability to adapt that will rescue humanity from a world water crisis that is gaining momentum.Watering the Future looks at the efforts that governments and ordinary people are making to solve the problems of water – from the innovative to the bizarre, from the simple to the complex, from the tiny to the truly massive.