The Water Series
Season 1, Ep. 0
Episode 2 - Water as a Resource
Season 1, Ep. 2
It is not uncommon to hear that someone is a fan of Leonardo DiCaprio, but hearing that Leonardo DiCaprio is someone else's fan - now, that is quite a conversation starter, especially if his heroes are housewives from a small village in Bosnia and Herzegovina. For over 500 days and nights, a group of women, and some men, defended their river Kruščica from small hydropower, having in turn earned the nickname of the Brave Women of Kruščica. The Hollywood celebrity was so impressed that he congratulated them on their fight himself. Today's episode is water as a resource, where we explore its two perspectives - water as hydropower and water as a source of life.
Episode 3 - Water as a Human Right
Season 1, Ep. 3
Is there a human right to water? Water was first regulated in the Ancient Babylon 3700 years ago. Nonetheless, water as a human right appears to be only a developing concept. Who better to ask for clarifications on the matter than a judge of the European Court of Human Rights? Joined by Judge Marko Bošnjak, we learn about a landmark judgment of the European Court of Human Rights concerning the right to water Hudorovič and Others v. Slovenia.
Episode 4 - Water, War and Peace
Season 1, Ep. 4
Water is unevenly distributed around the world. Large portions of the world receive very little water from rainfall or rivers relative to their population. Over time, many nations, even developed nations, are projected to have less water per person. As water supplies become scarce, conflicts could arise between the individuals or nations that have enough clean water and those that do not. However, water serves as a catalyst for cooperation among nations, even those that are not on good terms.