A Thirst for Power: The Global Nexus of Energy and Water - UCTV - University of California Television
A Thirst for Power: The Global Nexus of Energy and Water
Premiere Date: 11/21/2011; 57 minutes


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With the use of famous movie clips, Michael Webber illustrates the nexus between water supplies and energy resources, the expanding reliance between them, and how the loss of one impacts the other. He builds a case for examining the challenges this poses and how to plan for mitigating the problems and conflicts that will inevitably arise. (#22762)

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