Day Zero

The 2021 documentary DAY ZERO describes the urgent situation of water scarcity in many parts of the world, including the water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa in 2018, the huge negative impact of deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil on global water supplies, and the alarming rate of water depletion caused by extensive farming in the Midwest of the United States. Filmed over a 3 year period, this water documentary won the Jackson Wild Media Award in the Ecosystem Long Form category in 2021. Available on Amazon Prime in Canada and the United States.

Clip from “Day Zero”


Categories: Film

Author:Jay Famiglietti

Jay Famiglietti is a hydrologist, a Global Futures Professor at Arizona State University, and a science communicator. He is Executive Director Emeritus of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan, where he held the Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing. He was founding Chief Scientist of the Silicon Valley tech startup, Waterplan, which he continues to advise. Before moving to Saskatchewan, he served as the Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. Famiglietti and his research team use satellites and develop computer models to track changing freshwater availability and groundwater depletion around the world. He is an active speaker, a frequent advisor to national and international government officials on water issues, and avid writer for the general public.


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