Watermark is a visually striking new documentary that brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use. Following their triumphant collaboration on Manufactured Landscapes, award-winning documentary filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and acclaimed environmental photographer Edward Burtynsky reunite to explore the ways in which humanity has shaped, manipulated, and depleted one of its most vital and compromised resources. Transporting us all over the world – from the man-made All-American Canal on the Colorado River to the sacred waters of the Allahabad in India to the immense Xiluodu Dam in China – Watermark explores the massive impact that human intervention has had on the world’s water supply with images of astonishing (and sometimes terrifying) beauty. Poetic, thought-provoking, and visually stunning, Watermark is a timely and urgent reflection on one of the world’s most precious and essential resources. (Dir. by Jennifer Baichwal & Edward Burtynksy, 2013, Canada, 92 mins., Rated PG, EOne Film) Digital
Chris Scott , University of Arizona, Associate Research Professor of Water Resources Policy,
Associate Professor, The School of Geography and Development & The School of Natural Resources and the Environment.
Francisco Zamora Arroyo, Sonoran Institute, Director, Colorado River Delta Legacy Program.
Lucero Radonic , University of Arizona, Ph.D. Student, School of Anthropology, researching the impact that long-term drought and accelerated urban growth have on urban livelihoods and water accessibility.
Moderator: Jean McLain , University of Arizona, Associate Director, Water Resources Research Center.