Date(s) - 22-jun 2023
Climate change means more extreme weather: too much water causes floods, but also too little that leads to drought and fires. The third episode of my podcast Water Talks is about too little water – and that directly affects our survival as a species. That’s why the Dutch artist Rene van Engelenburg built the Water Arch, a carnival ride that shows, in the most fun way possible, just how much water we waste.
But too little contact with water, taking it for granted and turning it into a commodity, is how we got into this predicament in the first place. Just ask Native-American tribal leader Austin Nuñez from Arizona, or Palestinian water engineer Reeta Samamqa. For them too little water is their everyday reality. And American environmental performance artist Sarah Cameron Sunde reconnects us with water… literally!
Listen to Water Talks in itunes, Spotify and on my website www.tracymetz.nl
The coming episodes are ‘Too dirty’ (June 29) and ‘Too Unequal’ (July 6).