A world "Running Dry"

NUCA supports documentaries that highlight a global and growing water crisis

On June 16, the National Utility Contractors Association co-hosted an event in Washington, D.C., to preview the latest in a series of documentaries that address drought, water scarcity, and other water issues and their ultimate impacts on national security.

The event began with a reception and trailer screening of "Running Dry: Beyond the Brink," a documentary that will air on public television. These PBS documentaries highlight water problems, including infrastructure challenges, in the United States and abroad. Actress Jane Seymour, who has worked on these films for several years, introduced the film to several members of Congress and key industry representatives.

The event, which was co-hosted by NUCA and the Clean Water Council (CWC), was held in the main auditorium of the Capitol Visitor Center on Capitol Hill. The following day, a conference of federal, state and local government representatives along with dozens of industry representatives met to discuss actions needed to promote a sustainable water future.

The "Running Dry: Beyond the Brink" documentary is one in a series in the "Running Dry" project, which was inspired by former U.S. Senator Paul Simon’s book, “Tapped Out: The Coming World Crisis in Water and What We Can Do About It." The programs are produced by The Chronicles Group, a non-profit organization.

The purpose of the “Running Dry” project is to build popular sentiment and create the political will to solve the water crisis through public policy.


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