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The most interesting documentaries and short films on drinking water, bottled water, water bodies and hydroelectric power stations.

The most interesting documentaries and short films on bodies of water, drinking water, bottled water and hydroelectric power stations.

Water is often described as the basis of life. Rightly so, because it played a key role in the development of life on earth and is essential for the survival of all living beings.

Water scarcity is becoming an increasingly pressing problem. Although there is actually enough fresh water to supply the entire world population, availability cannot be guaranteed everywhere. The reason for this is the geographical unequal distribution of the resource water. The continuing increase in global water consumption due to population growth, higher living standards and increasing irrigation in agriculture further exacerbates the problem.

Moreover, it is often forgotten that large quantities of water are also required for the production of goods. If this "virtual water" is taken into account in addition to direct use, a person's water consumption often increases multiplicatively.

Water pollution by chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides and heavy metals is a further serious problem.

Click through our film collection to learn more about this important topic. To discover more related films, visit also the section "Oceans".

«Everything we think about regarding sustainability - from energy to agriculture to manufacturing to population - has a water footprint. Almost all of the water on Earth is salt water, and the remaining freshwater supplies are split between agricultural use and human use - as well as maintaining the existing natural environment.»

Jamais Cascio

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