Merchants of Drought: Private Water Utilities

Bechtel, a private water corporation operating in Bolivia, once went so far as to prohibit citizens from collecting rainwater…  Sounds extreme, yet are rising water prices in the United States merely the first wave? As shale gas drillers ‘consume’ millions of gallons of fresh water everyday in Pennsylvania, depleting and despoiling local water tables, what will it mean for the million-plus well-water users across the state?

“Water is for life, not for profit!”

Get The Frack Out of Our Drinking Water!  

STOP THE FRACK ATTACK!  ~  Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sign the Water Bill of Rights via the website for the landmark film, Last Call At The Oasis, by Academy Award-winning director, Jessica Yu, based on the book by Karl Weber.  Learn more, start here …  

America is Being “Tapped”

A short bonus clip from the film Tapped about the privatization of your public water supply and the problems that have occurred.

When you start to see water supplies being essentially privatized, or private entities have a claim on public water, you run into a real collision of moral values against the narrow profit concerns of corporations.

~ Rep. Dennis Kucinich [D-OH]

“Water Scarcity 101″

Last Call At The Oasis

The global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century. We can manage this problem, but only if we are willing to act now. Last Call at the Oasis is a powerful new documentary that shatters myths behind our most precious resource. This film exposes defects in the current system, shows communities already struggling with its ill-effects and highlights individuals championing revolutionary solutions during the global water crisis. Firmly establishing the global water crisis as the central issue facing our world this century, the film posits that we can manage this problem if we act now.

It’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when.

~

merchantsofdoubt.org

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