Earth Notes
10:18 pm
Thu March 8, 2007

Water -- a global crisis

Flagstaff, AZ – Every 15 seconds a child dies due to a lack of clean drinking water. That's one of the more startling facts in the documentary film Running Dry. The film is based on former Senator Paul Simon's book Tapped Out. Simon found water shortages and contamination at a crisis stage in several parts of the world. Filmmaker Jim Thebaut told Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales world leaders hope water shortages might compel warring factions to put aside their differences.