Documentary freely and legally available on YouTube, but donations to the filmmaker are welcomed.
A while ago, amidst a week of never-ending downpour, I got around to watching Blue Gold: World Water Wars (2009), a documentary laying out contemporary issues about access to water. The documentary gets a bit alarmist at times, with the dramatic soundtrack to go along, but overall, it does its job raising awareness about water access (or monopoly?) and water conservation.
The documentary ends by asking “Where is your watershed?” (oops, sorry for the spoiler), and since I am currently living in Taiwan, I jumped on my laptop to seek more information about it. So for reference, should you wish to also learn more about your closest watershed in Taiwan, you can check out:
- Current level of water reservoirs in Taiwan 台灣水庫即時水情
- Philip’s Taiwan Rivers and Watersheds (very interesting data and maps)
- Taiwan Water Corporation 臺灣自來水公司
- Taipei Water Department 臺北自來水事業處
Et pour mes chers lecteurs francophones, quelques articles pertinents: “Taiwan, l’île tropicale qui avait soif” et “Menaces, lobbying, chantages : la guerre secrète de l’eau“.
(last updated: 2015/04/10 五)