The world’s supply of fresh water is dwindling rapidly. Will future wars be fought over water, not fossil fuels? On Thursday, August 4, 6:30 pm at Sumner Hall, the Chestertown Environmental Series will feature “Blue Gold,” the award-winning documentary that highlights the science, politics and future of water. We are polluting, diverting, pumping and wasting our finite supply of water.
The film, directed and produced by Sam Bozzo, is based on the book, “Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water.” Authors Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke are featured in the documentary, showing how transnational corporations are laying claim to the world’s water supply, in part enabled by recent international trade agreements.
The Chestertown Environmental Series lectures and films are free and open to the public. They are held the first Thursday of each month, 6:30 pm at Sumner Hall, 206 South Queen St., in Chestertown. The series continues September 1 with “Just Eat It,” a food waste story. The series is curated by Margo Bailey, and is sponsored by the Town of Chestertown. For more information, go to https://www.chestertown.com/environment.