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Parched explores a rich tale of water and power in the state of California. Through multiple investigations, we discover how a handful of water barons manipulate and exploit the state's most precious resource, while drought and a groundwater crisis leave everyday Americans desperate for better solutions. As California experiences more and more water woes, the future of its agriculture - which provides nearly half the country's fruits, nuts and vegetables - becomes less certain. Californians and the world are waking up to a stark reality: water is the next commodity, and it's growing more valuable. As a Porterville resident warns us, "You're going...
This episode of Parched investigates the corporations who contaminate our fresh water resources and the lengths to which they'll go to cover it up, and shines a light on the lack of regulation in place to keep our waterways safe from pollution.
Global Water Wars+
As our planet dries up, access to water is not only a powerful lifeline - it has also become a dangerous weapon of war. The final episode of PARCHED zeroes in on the world's most vulnerable hot spots for water-related conflict, revealing that in some cases the Water Wars are already upon us...
In this episode of PARCHED, we explore the water crisis in Flint to find its roots in nearby Detroit, a city whose own water problems reveal how some citizens pay the ultimate price when government fails to provide clean, affordable water...and raises the question: is water a human right?