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Screening of "Thirst" 2/22, UC Berkeley

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... Greetings, We thought you might be interested in a screening of the documentary Thirst next week, hosted by WAVES and the GSPP Environmental Policy
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 02/17/2005 10:28 AM -----

      Greetings,

      We thought you might be interested in a screening of the documentary
      "Thirst" next week, hosted by WAVES and the GSPP Environmental Policy
      Group. Please see below for more details.


      Water Resources Center Archives
      410 O'Brien Hall, University of California
      Berkeley, CA  94720-1718
      (510) 642-2666 / fax (510) 642-9143
      www.lib.berkeley.edu/WRCA/

      >>>

      Please join WAVES and the GSPP Environmental Policy Group for a showing of
      the movie "Thirst." Prof. Jenna Davis, from MIT, will introduce the movie
      and moderate a discussion on the privatization of water resources and water
      infrastructure following the movie.

      Tuesday, February 22
      7 pm
      Goldman School for Public Policy, Room 250
      (just east of Soda Hall)

      About the Movie:
      Global corporations are rapidly buying up local water supplies. Communities
      suddenly lose control of their most precious resource. "Thirst", a
      character-driven documentary with no narration, reveals how water is the
      catalyst for explosive community resistance to globalization. A piercing
      look at the conflict between public stewardship and private profit. Shot in
      Bolivia, India, Japan and the USA. For more information, visit
      www.thirstthemovie.com.

      About Professor Davis:
      Jennifer Davis is an Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at
      MIT. Her current research interests center on infrastructure planning and
      policy in developing countries, with particular emphasis on the water and
      sanitation (W&S) sector, as well as environmental valuation and policy.
      Recent publications include "Challenges for Water Sector Reform in
      Transition Economies," co-authored with D. Whittington (1998, Water
      Policy); "Corruption in Public Services: Experience from South Asia's Water
      and Sanitation Sector," (2004, World Development), "Scaling-up Slum
      Upgrading Efforts: Where Are the Bottlenecks?" forthcoming in International
      Development Planning Review; and "Private-Sector Participation in the Water
      and Sanitation Sector: A Review of Experience," in preparation for the
      Annual Review of Environment and Resources.
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