PANNA: Resource Pointer #371 (Water)


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Resource Pointer #371 (Water)
July 13, 2004

*Thirst, 2004 (film)* Alan Snitow & Deborah Kaufman (directors). A documentary film investigating the privatization of water and whether it should be a basic human right or a commodity. Discusses how various countries throughout the world are dealing with water issues and the threat of corporate control over this precious resource. 62 minutes. Public television broadcast on documentary series, POV July 13, 2004, check local listings. For purchase or rental. Contact Bullfrog Films, Website

*The New Economy of Water, 2002* Peter H. Gleick, Gary Wolff, Elizabeth L. Chalecki, Rachel Reyes. Discusses the risks and benefits of globalization and privatization of water. 48 pages. $20. Contact Pacific Institute Publications, 654 13th Street, Preservation Park, Oakland, CA 94612; phone (510) 251-1600; fax (510) 251-2203; Website

*Restructured Rivers: Hydropower in the Era of Competitive Markets, 2001* Philip Raphals. Explains the restructuring of the electricity market and the impacts on hydroelectricity. 113 pages. $25. Contact International Rivers Network, 1847 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94703; phone (510) 848-1155; fax (510) 848-1008; Website; email

*Guidelines for safe recreational water environments, 2003* World Health Organization. Describes the impacts of recreational use of coastal and freshwater environments on public health. 219 pages. Available for free download at Contact World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland; phone (41 22) 791-2476, fax (41 22) 791-4857; email

*Troubled Water: Saints, Sinners, Truth and Lies About the Global Water Crisis, 2004* Anita Roddick. Explores the issues surrounding access to water throughout the world. Discusses solutions to the global water crisis and what individuals can do. $17.95. Contact Chelsea Green Publishing, P.O. Box 428 85 N. Main Street, Suite 120, White River Junction, VT 05001; phone (802) 295-6300; fax (802) 295-6444; Website

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