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Thirsty Planet

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Stephen Smith
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APM Reports
Residents of Kusumpur Pahari, one of Delhi's vast slums, dispense drinking water from a tanker truck. There is no running water in the slum. The delivery comes once a week.

Scientists say most people on Earth will first experience climate change in terms of water -- either too much or too little. This documentary explores some of the most pressing water problems and some innovative solutions by visiting two countries where water issues are critical: India and Israel.

A vast and ecologically diverse country, India suffers from water problems found across the globe: flooding, drought, pollution, and lack of access by the poor. In Israel, a combination of cutting-edge technology and sweeping government policy has largely solved the nation's long struggle with water scarcity. But the benefits of abundant water are not shared equally throughout Israel and the West Bank.

Join us on WRVO on Sunday April 16 at 7 p.m. for "Thirsty Planet." If you missed the live broadcast, you can hear the documentary online.