Written on Water

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Groundwater depletion is turning into a global issue as droughts become commonplace in many agricultural areas. WRITTEN ON WATER serves as a case study for a region dealing with diminishing water supplies for growing food and livestock. The director Merri Lisa Trigilio has a film degree, ...Read more

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