Watch the documentary Blue Gold: Water Wars, and answer the following questions:
- How many liters of water does it take to produce 1 apple in California? ____________
- In South Africa, water meters run on __________. A house burned down because the owners
and the neighbors couldn’t afford to run the water. As a consequence _____ _________ died.
- Cochabamba is a city in which country? _________________
- Which groups of people were protesting about water privatization? ____________ and ______________
- Which country has the US established a military base in, allegedly to gain control over a major aquifer. ____________
- Which former president owns thousands of acres of land in the same region. _______________
- This region of the world has been described as the Middle _______ of ________.
- The name of the company ‘kicked out’ of the region was ___________.
- Name some ways in which water usage in the United States could be reduced:
- How do you think we should approach the question of water availability on a global scale? Should it be a right? Is putting a price on it the fairest, or the only way to distribute it? Give reasons for your answer.