A World Without Water

A World Without Water

2006, Environment  -   92 Comments
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As less and less water is available, you have yet another problem being added and that is the problem of privatization.

There are companies now saying why don't we bottle it, mine it, divert it, sell it, commodify it. That greed of privatization, I believe, will be much worse than climate change and everything else that has left us with the water crisis.

The world is running out of its most precious resource. True Vision's timely film tells of the personal tragedies behind the mounting privatisation of water supplies.

More than a billion people across the globe don’t have access to safe water. Every day 3900 children die as a result of insufficient or unclean water supplies. The situation can only get worse as water gets ever more scarce.

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El Pollito
El Pollito
3 years ago

at about 4 minutes the little girl says that other kids call her a "filthy pig" and that she is "black" from not showering....yet the subtitles say that they call her a "n*gger". WTF?!?! since when does "black" translate to "n*gger"?
For the record....i get no joy from using that word, i simply wanted to make a point. And in case anyone is wondering, i am not black i am full blooded mexican and i stand with anyone of any color who stands with me.

Seymore Butts
Seymore Butts
3 years ago

Europeans really screw everyone.

DustUp
DustUp
6 years ago

Tired of these ignorant documentary producers who never deal with the actual. Chemtrails/GeoEngineering is a fact, it is one of the methods the bankster/elite are using to corner the market on food and water as well as exterminate us in their population reduction plans.

When you prevent snowpack via Chemtrails and cause flooding in other areas, the environmentalists CHOOSE to misrepresent (lie) about the cause.

If YOU want to do something, write your congressperson to tell them to stop the Chemtrails and stop listening to the lying Chemtrail promoters. It is a VERY important issue because it affects us all. It slowly ruins the growing soil and stunts the crops. Slowly kills everything, including us. If your Congresspersons refuse to even respond, vote them out in near to an election. If not, impeach them for dereliction of duty. They are part of the swamp (progressive-communist bankster minions) if they want the world to be continually showered with nano Aluminum, Barium, and Strontium as well as other things on occasion, as it is now and has been for at least a couple of decades.

If you are unaware of this do a web search for a GeoEngineering watch website where you can find the govt documents which provide for the "Weather Modification" as well as videos and lots of other info. I think "What in the world are they spraying" and/or "Why in the world are they spraying" are available on this website, if not youtube.

Kay
Kay
7 years ago

And all of this happened because of large corporations like Pepsi and etc etc who use use to make sh*t that is not only unhealthy for you but unhealthy for the environment. And there are billions of sheeple who unwittingly support this sh*t because they don't want to the the rich natural foods their ancestors ate...no they want to eat junk food that will shorten their lifespan how lovely and smart of them right? smh...

Angelic Messenger
Angelic Messenger
7 years ago

To Aleister Crowley, this subject is not fear mongering. I just returned from a town in East Africa that I am researching where resident travel by taxi for 17km per day to buy water in about 6 jerry cans for a family of two adults and four children. It takes up to 3 hours to travel in three wheel taxi including dirt road. They earn very little and so water is an exorbitant cost for them.

I am researching agriculture but after my stay I realised water is the real problem. The government has not maintained pipes to local water source (also some distance away) so the traditional ponds that are meant for animals is now being shared with humans who cannot afford water. Children are constantly dirty and I never saw anyone wash themselves or clothes whilst I was among them. One morning I used half of a 500ml bottle of water to wipe myself down with tea tree oil and soap. Small businesses have gone bust, one son has dropped out of school cause he cannot wash.

Ironically, the village is food secure but cannot always obtain water for cooking. I was fearful to eat from the proud family who did not ask me for money and suggested I give them what I wanted to when I offered. I suspect that this country is heading down the water privatisation route as it is seriously in debt for the poor development taking place throughout the country.

Water in their area has also dropped and interestingly a large multi-national has started industrial irrigation to produce maize in less than 10 miles form the community. When I was leaving for my two hour road trip to get a flight to the capital, they gave me a 2lt bottle of water! Many in the west have no idea how most of the world lives because they are too busy getting drunk, drinking soft drinks, playing on games consoles and watching banal television programmes.. They are dumbed down and when the problems come their way they will be totally unprepared unlike those in the global south who adapt each day.

Sorsha
Sorsha
7 years ago

Boycott water utilities. Harvest rainwater and bore a hole in the garden. Stuff them.

Paul
Paul
8 years ago

My showers are long because I sing and dance for the first 20 minutes. LOL I know its wasteful but theres plenty of water where I live.

SamtheSham
SamtheSham
9 years ago

the sentiment at 57`18" is correct and the World Bank is ONLY and ever ONLY interested in profit (that's why it's called a bank, not the "World Mendicity Institute") there are unfortunately too many humans making too great demands on a finite resource. The "solution" is clear. Reduce demand by fewer demanding it.

Healer
Healer
9 years ago

We must change. The corporate profits of capitalism over children and there health is nothing but child abuse. These people should be criminally charged and jailed for withholding water from a child. so should all capitalists that put profit before life.

cyberfrank
cyberfrank
10 years ago

it s clear that some people are not going to survive in some areas in the future, with the planet warming up further, they will have to move where it s available, governments should have the responsibility of providing it, not private companies, one cannot survive without it.

bewater
bewater
10 years ago

Really good. If you liked it I recommend you to watch "Blue Gold World Water Wars". Be Water

FERENC CSICSERI
FERENC CSICSERI
10 years ago

It's a shame the most basic things been privatized and withold from us by corporate greed and peoples live in conditions in the 21 st century which put Humanity in shame,because what we dispose in the daily bases could help so many innocent peoples when a little girl crying because yhe other kids don't play with her because she don't have acces to clear water it's break my hearth we do this to each other this world really need a revelation in god's eye we already doomed to be sucessfully exist in this world

john
john
10 years ago

Great documentary, I would have to agree with others that overpopulation is our biggest problem we have to face. Simply just because so many deny this and when you talk about the issue to most you are looked as being a sick or weird individual.

There is no solution to overpopulation we will forever continue to fight diseases, old age, handicaps, natural disasters etc. Don't get me wrong I think the medical advancements are awesome. And I wouldn't want anyone to suffer or not have a chance at a good life. I think most people would agree and this IS why there is no solution.

All life is greedy to some degree. We are just a little too greedy and refuse to accept natural causes.

I figured this out when I was younger and was forced to go to bible school. "Live forever?" "Heaven"? Everybody is just floating around being good? What is good or happiness when their is no sorrow or evil? Will we be just like animals then? Man we are some confused greedy apes.

bumpercrop
bumpercrop
11 years ago

Why are people in such denial about overpopulation of our human species? We have finite resources. We have doubled our population since 1950. It is hard to do, but we must face the fact that our numbers are destroying our habitat. We can not blame the 1% for all of our problems. We breed prodigiously and carelessly, and if we continue to
deny this reality, we will destroy the health of our planet.

rcfjr
rcfjr
11 years ago

This was hard to watch. Too many errors and assumptions. There is no problem with water, just a problem with politics and governments. All I see is government forcing people to buy in to water. Just look at Colorado, USA. There it is now illegal to capture water from rainfall.

truthhuntergeneral
truthhuntergeneral
11 years ago

wow, i think this vid should go viral, and everybody who sees it should send it on to as many people as they can.
i have known about this problem for some years now, and it never stops amazing me when i see when i see everyday people sucking up that corrosive filth that coke forces upon us, with out a care in the world and absolutely no understanding of how they are contributing to the suffering of so many.

im no tree hugger, in fact im rough northerner from the UK, but i defy anybody to say they dident have a tear in there eye, when the little girl at the begging of this doc was talking about her little life, jesus WTF are we doing to this world by sitting idly by, as greedy corporations cash in on our very exsistance and our right to life its self.
It was only 2 years ago when coke was caught with their fingers in the till, bottleing normal tap water and selling it to us as mineral water! how did they survive that little gaff?.
let me ask you this? now you have seen this doc will you ever support coca cola again by buying their products?.
i cant be the only person who is truly enraged by coca cola's candid and open exploitation of millions of people world wide.
on another note, it would be very interesting to see how much they pay their so called "director of global water resources" to tell them what they want to hear, and besides that, where dose that job come from any way? who put that guy in charge of the worlds water.

Another bit in the doco was interesting, where they are talking about water shorts in america? humm! could that be because they have been selling their water to china for years now, thats right, they pump it directly from their own Aquifers and fill up massive million ltr + bags, that are then towed behind container ships streight to china.

im not even half way through this doco yet but i had to start commenting or my head will explode, although it has done one good thing, because i for one will be looking into how much it costs to get a family hooked up to water in Bolivia, and if i can help out with that, i will be on a plane in the new year.
i want to see my money put to work rather than just give it to a faceless charity.

Trash CanMan
Trash CanMan
11 years ago

Why not ban wastefull commodities such as mass produced softdrinks? homeade lemonades and fruit juices would more than quech the thirst and feed the sugar addiction in all of us, If it takes 3 Gallons to make one when water now costs far more than a stupid and wastefull full softdrink which only serve to increase your dentist bills which are also becomming unafordable for alot of people in even the so called developed world. Now you can all queue up your posts about how stupid I am or about "why should we give up blah blah blah" or whatever. The fact is these are luxuries we can and should now live without through every fault of our own, me included. I am no incoent party at all in this, but if someone told me that softdrink companies now had to close down I know I would be smart enough to find an alternative to my drinking habits, how many of you can say that? the answer should be all of you......
As the narrator points out many times in this Shockumentary, the drout IS coming! so what will you do about it? Besides bitch and moan about this being a bad suggestion, simply because it forces you all to pull yourself away from the keyboard and start using your own heads

Reagan De-giorgi
Reagan De-giorgi
11 years ago

gods got nothing to do with it because theres no such thing beliving in god is what got us into this mess in the first place ,letting corperations take over the wrld instead of sharing recorces out evenly amounst the people of this earth the earth belongs to all of us not some corperation and not some govenment and not no relegion behind it

dehadista
dehadista
11 years ago

I cried for joy at the end, when I saw the children so happy to have water showered onto them. God Bless them. God punish those greedy motherf--kers.

Stan
Stan
11 years ago

Skywater Alternative Energy is what they need.

Nicci Winsmore
Nicci Winsmore
11 years ago

The usual take over by corporations is what is creating this situation for poor people around the world. Coca Cola is an example of a useless commodities which is, im sure, responsible for the deaths of countless people whose water has been stolen. All this to make kids fat in the western world. This should be a crime against humanity.

madscirat
madscirat
11 years ago

As per usual the liberal looks at corporations which have monopolies on services and resources and blames the free market. WHAT FREE MARKET?? There is none, all these western water companies are monopolies who use their influence to get contracts from the government for the entire utility. They have no competition and thus there is no market whatsoever. That means there is absolutely zero ZEEEERRRROOO! pressure on these companies to charge competitive rates. They can charge whatever they want and they will and that is exactly how it is supposed to work because we DO NOT live in a free market society, we live in a cartel society where government and industry combines to grant unilateral control over the economy to a small number of vested interests.

Ivan Lee Dankewich
Ivan Lee Dankewich
12 years ago

I'm NOT EVER drinking COCA COLA again.Blaming the farmer that was thier 1st.

The farmers should sue them !!

jednme
jednme
12 years ago

We who are so lucky to live in Countries of wealth and with adequate clean water to drink, just take it for granted. OUR WATER IS RUNNING LOW AND THERE IS SO MUCH WASTED. Watching this video is heart breaking but very true. The horrible repercussions of lack of water is devastating. We must all work hard to conserve water and to lobby our govts to ensure that the water we use is taken from areas that can support the demand. As the populations grow the water is being taken from aqifers and many other means to support the demand. Something serious neds to be done to stop deforestation, raoing of the land and wasting of our precious water, so that our children and their children can enjoy the freedom to turn on a tap and there is the water they require. Without water the world will not survive. Mankind needs to be more vigilant and not just take water as our right to use, however and when ever we wish.

Winston Smith
Winston Smith
12 years ago

isn''t most of earth's fresh water frozen in Antarctica?

Nandkishor
Nandkishor
12 years ago

This is the best for showing the school students as a teacher I will definitely show.

bo
bo
12 years ago

There is not a water shortage... it is being artificially created by those pumping the water into their reservoirs. There is no logic and consistency to the 'global climate change' rhetoric. Remember that they say the glaciers are melting away and will cause the water levels to rise? The idea is to scare people that many coastal cities will be threatened by this rising water... yet they also say that 'global climate change' will mean less water? Logically it cannot be both ways.

Justin Mars
Justin Mars
12 years ago

Has anyone heard of the new danger to the world ? They are finding it in lakes, rivers and oceans. Its called DHMO and it is very dangerous. Just thought you should all be aware.

Charanjot Singh
Charanjot Singh
12 years ago

great work vlatko......

Rajesh
Rajesh
12 years ago

supper visualisation

Sunny
Sunny
12 years ago

Why is no white person affected by water shortage. This all a conspiracy by blood sucking white people who live in their mansions leaving the entire world wit problems. These white people would eventually get killed as a result of their exploitative and profit making policies.

Yi Wen Qian
Yi Wen Qian
12 years ago

Government subsidised water tanks in homes anyone?

Iconix
Iconix
12 years ago

And look at the village people, THEY ARE MESSY. They have trashing laying around their house in their home, no wounder why you water is dirty as well.
ANOTHER call to BS!

Iconix
Iconix
12 years ago

The lady in Detriot dont have an money to pay for her water bill BUT look at all the GOLD ear rings and rings etc. SO SHE REALLY can not pay for water hu? I call BS!

Aleister Crowley
Aleister Crowley
12 years ago

Fear mongering drivel.

Kumamori
Kumamori
12 years ago

Without watching the documentary, I can already tell you the same anyone who knows the basics of permaculture or natural graywater systems can: you'll have water as long as you can utilize that basic knowledge. Those two topics hold the very answers. Plus, don't support financially nor in any other way anyone who takes your water away or forces water systems which you can replace as long as it's you who owns the land or if you get permission from whoever owns the land you live on.

edit: the answer is trees and using your graywater to water plants that purify the water, then make that purified water stream down by making land descend slightly on that spot if it already doesnt'. Trees create shade, shade cools earth, water stays in cool earth longer. Clay earth is not as healthy as black, airy earth... cut down grass and let it rot there, you get healthy earth. Don't throw a single plant away. When you have enough trees you will have water and rain, unless someone takes your rain and water away.

WINSTON D
WINSTON D
12 years ago

Its a nice film very educational. can i have a copy of " A world w/out water"

scwrestler
scwrestler
13 years ago

I NEED HELP! that little girl broke my heart, can anyone help me find information about who made this documentary? i need to email them. Please, i need to meet this girl. Please please help me if you can

candy
candy
13 years ago

nestle company also draining the great lakes in michigan.

candy
candy
13 years ago

forcing sewage lines in communities is not good.

candy
candy
13 years ago

very good. knowing that here in america,too ,families cannot get water yet are being charged even after the service is cut.

Isihwr
Isihwr
13 years ago

Not an issue of privatization or irrigation? A problem of overpopulation? IDK but common sense tells me that water just doesn't simply disappear because there are more people on Earth, but simply that it's improperly allocated, and stagnating instead being appropriately reintroduced into the natural environment via good-old fashioned pissing. Our environment is self-contained and there's the law of equal exchange, which means that aside from any extra H2O that may have arrived from landed meteorites, there's no more or less of in earth's atmosphere it's simply either stagnating in sewage systems, being contained, being converted, or simply being withheld.

Ang
Ang
13 years ago

sorry for all the typos I spilled water on my keyboard abd some of hey keys do not work. kind of ironic not really.

Ang
Ang
13 years ago

The part where Vanessa is sobbing because noone wants to play with her messed me up. She is so precious.. all of them are. But how do I help them? Now I look at coke and all I see are sociopathic killers.... pretty sure if an individual deprived a child of water or a long period of time they would be crucified in the media and elsewhere...so why coke isnt being treated as such is beyong me

Tom
Tom
13 years ago

Boycott all soft drink companies. That c@#$ isn't good for people anyway!

Doggiejigs
Doggiejigs
13 years ago

@Locke ONE child per couple, eliminating all tax credits and so forth that currently encourage having several kids since most of the costs and all the costs for schooling are foisted onto everyone else to pay for.
If parents had to pay the full costs for food, school, busing and all the rest , they'd think twice about popping out 3 or 4 or 5. 'Octomom' types should be condemned not encouraged.
A person's right to reproduce ENDS when it's destroying the planet, the environment and makes it far more difficult for everyone else already here, especially when WE are the ones footing the bills for this reproduction in the form of high property taxes paying for their kid's schooling, free breakfast and lunch at school, the yellow $3 a gallon tax payer paid fueled limo service to and from school and all the rest.

Your right to reproduce ends when *I* have to pay for it!

Locke
Locke
13 years ago

How do you propose to lower the population? I'm assuming the best, most humane way would be to institutionalize a reproductive quota, as China has successfully done. But aren't reproductive rights also essential? And the undesired, yet unavoidable ramifications of child quotas is late term abortions (because in nearly all underdeveloped countries there is a bias towards having boys, and it isn't until the 2nd trimester that sex is determined... if these people can afford ultrasounds at all) and infanticide. Infanticide also significantly increases suicide rates among mothers (who apparently don't really want to kill their children, regardless of gender). Yes, this all lowers the population, ut creates an entirely new humanitarian crisis.

And there is definitely a preference for males over females in the developing world, just look at the sex ratios in poor countries. It's ranges anywhere from 1050+ males to 1100 males per 1000 females when a normalized sex ratio is about 1040 females per 1000 males, indicating that parents let their daughters die so that their sons might live (they pay for doctor's visits for sons but not daughters).

Doggiejigs
Doggiejigs
13 years ago

@healer
Theres more consumption is why, not to mention the pollution caused by the billions of mouths on this planet.
As a zoosexual, my partners can't produce babies, so I'm not adding to the disaster of global human overpopulation.

Healer
Healer
13 years ago

Here's a major question: does pure water get more scarse, or does pure water get more scarse because there's more consumption of pure water than there used to be? You cannot discuss this issue without discussing population limit issue, because availability of pure water is the biggest single reason why population cannot grow beyond certain point. I dare people ask the question: how would the future generations feel about us, if we allow population to grow limitlessly and create them a situation where desperate wars are fought for water?

Sure, you can go on making babies and hope water purifying technology can answer the demand in future, but is it right to place all hope on that single card when there's an easy way to use another card? Mind you, I dont mean any inhumane act like some genocide-supporting fools, but merely ask baby-nakers to consider using protection or ejaculating to mouth instead of vagina. That way you can significantly reduce global starvation too.

Philosophocles
Philosophocles
13 years ago

@ Jonah

Again, all great points. But some of my ideas you seem to have misunderstood. I totally agree that people can and SHOULD acquire their own food and water now. I do not believe anyone should give away something they worked hard to make (beef, fish, art, fruit, sewage etc etc).

Are there too many people in this world. Definitely. We don't have enough arable land to feed every person on this world, let alone hope we could all grow our own. What we need is: less people and more efficient technology. By technology I mean, a means of growing food that uses less resources.

Low flush toilets are not the answer. I definitely agree we should have a completely better waste disposal system. Urine is almost all water, and everything else in it is sterilized. Feces are the real issue and for THOUSANDS of years man has not found a better way to dispose of them!

So in short, because we are killing Vlatko's webspace (Sorry Vlatko)
Water and Food should be each and every persons (or family's) responsibility alone. Putting it on a larger scale allows overpopulation to flourish. If we only ate/drank what we could grow/fetch on our own land, then vast majorities of the Earth would be uninhabitable. Only problem I see there is that people without arable land would soon be looking for places that do have it. The final conclusion? People are not intelligent/advanced enough to STOP killing each other. So, we have the best system available right now. Once people decide to evolve past violence, then we can evolve past this crude means of existence. Yes, I said crude. I can't agree that we have reached the pinnacle of civilization, although some might. That alas, is a whole different topic.