"Parched" is a 3-part documentary mini-series by National Geographic. The project takes a hard-hitting look at the plight that currently affects billions and is becoming an increased concern for Americans. The mini-series is intended as a companion series to the film "Water & Power" (2017)

Episode 1 - Money Flows: This episode explores an alarming trend, where Wall Street banks control municipalities and hold the everyday American's water supply in their grip.

Episode 2 - Toxic Water: Illegal dumping affects a cattle farmer's livelihood, and lax regulations for oil companies result in water contamination.

Episode 3 - Global Water Wars: This episode of "Parched" zeroes in on the world's most vulnerable hot spots for water-related conflict.

Episode 4 - A California Heist: As California experiences increasing water woes and the future of its agriculture becomes less certain, the world is waking up to the stark reality that water has become a commodity and it is one that is already being exploited by those in power.

The series explores the corporate, political and social interests that are responsible for our water-limited future.

"Parched" aired globally on NatGeo channels in 171 countries.

Director(s): Johanna Hamilton, Jed Rothstein, Doug Shultz
Script: Doug Shultz
Production: Jed Rothstein, Jigsaw Productions, Alex Gibney, Elizabeth Leiter
Music: Justin Melland
Year: 2017
Duration: 0 min
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: India, United States
Screening rights: National Geographic (United States)

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Main topic(s): Water
Secondary topics: toxins drinking water
Mentions: scarcity shut off flint crisis detroit tap lead poisoning mafia drought irrigation water

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