An extraordinary six hour television series that touches virtually everybody on the planet.
The world is waking up to the water and sanitation crisis. Water is essential for life. No living being on planet Earth can survive without it. It is a prerequisite for human health and well-being as well as for the preservation of the environment.
Water the Drop of Life is a story of life and death, of rich and poor of beauty, despair, crisis and hope!
The stories in this series are guided by the insights of global personalities as Kofi Annan, UN Secretary and ex President Mikhail Gorbachev; people who believe that it maybe the most important story of the New Century.
This international TV series is shot in 30 countries worldwide including: India, Jordan, Mexico, Australia, Germany, The United States of America, Italy, Namibia, Indonesia, The Netherlands, South-Africa, Spain, Chile, Japan, England, Israel, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Egypt, China, Botswana, Cyprus, France, Ukraine.
Field directors and producers: Alexandra Jansse & Paul King
Executive Producer Joost van Loon
Interview Vips: Marion Versluijs
Camera: Peter Lataster, Anton van Munster, Gilles Frenken, Daniel Gallenkamp, Jan van de Nieuwenhuijzen, Paul Cohen, e.a.
Sound: Martin van Haalen, Jeroen van Leeuwen, Andries Stoker.
Animations: Jaap Drupsteen
Editors: Peter Swanson, Sander Soeteman, Saskia Buren.
Series Director: Peter Swanson
Producers: Peter Gersen, John Wegink, Swynk in coproduction met NCRV, NOB, TVE, S.A. and CPTV Connecticut
With the participation of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and…
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, former Prime Minister of Israel Shimon Peres, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Former President Jimmy Carter, , Queen Noor of Jordan and Body Shop founder Anita Roddick, journalist Isabel Allende.
Production date: 2001
• Aired worldwide over 60 countries, including PBS America nation wide.
When pushed to the limit, one can survive for nearly a month without food. But, without water, a person may die in less than a week. Water is an essential element for all people in
The largest users of water, industries and agricultural, have a special responsibility to care for Water The Drop of Life. Without water there is no energy, no food, no product. In this episode we focus on
Nature provides a great variety of habitats, unique places supporting a diversity of life. What happens when the balance between the Earth and all living things disrupts? Mikhail Gorbachev: “An environmental catastrophe affects nature; it affect
Although government policy in many parts of the world is to keep the ‘ price of water artificially at a low level through subsidies, this appears no longer sustainable. Isabel Allende: “People in the villages all
In our quest for survival, humans have always sought new frontiers. In exploring these frontiers, we have gained knowledge revealing new possibilities for the future of water conservation. Kofi Annan: "I often quote an Africa
Does anybody own water? Perhaps not, but there are people who control water. Shared rivers can be a source of conflicts between several countries, especially if the countries involved have a serious shortage of water.