There Will Be Water

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There Will Be Water

Directed by Per Liebeck

  • Denmark 2016; 58 min
  • Original version: English
  • Genre: Documentary


Engineer Bill Watts has a quest; to create a saltwater infrastructure in the desert and make greenhouses in the driest part of the planet, thus being able to supply fresh water, food, energy and jobs to a region desperate for all new working solutions.

The idea is simple – bring saltwater into the desert – evaporate it by means of the sun and create fresh water, food and energy in desert. But it is 50 degrees in the sun and it seems that every drop of fresh water requires a drop of sweat.

Accessible fresh water around is rapidly disappearing. The global demand for water is growing while at the same time the world’s available freshwater levels are dropping at alarming rates. More than a 1.5 billion people live in water stressed areas. And, the Middle East is drying up - water scarcity is causing severe political and regional tensions - some even think that the next war in the Middle East will be a water war.



    Ulrik Gutkin