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The Big Business of Water

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With fresh water making up only 3 percent of the world's supply, are we looking at a global crisis in the making? Some say it's already upon us-whether for drinking, growing crops, or proper hygiene, shortages are emerging all over the planet. Studying the impact on our home front, this CNBC Original documentary travels to the American West, where seven states compete for water from the Colorado River Basin, as well as to Alaska and Wisconsin, both of which enjoy an abundance of water and are eager to capitalize on their surplus. The program also visits Chile, a nation with some of the most efficient water markets in the world-in theory, anyway, since the realities of managing a scarce resource inevitably produce tensions. In addition, viewers learn about the bottled water industry, which has posted growth rates of 20 percent for most of the past two decades
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2010
Branch Call Number: eVideo
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (44 min.) : sd., col., digital file
Alternative Title: The Big Business of Water

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