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March 29, 2017

K-State to host screening of documentary 'Thirsty Land' on April 6

Submitted by Mary Lou Peter

The Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment and the Kansas Water Resources Institute at Kansas State University are hosting a free screening of the documentary film "Thirsty Land" at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. The campus community and public are invited and encouraged to attend.

"Thirsty Land" is a story about extreme drought, agriculture and the water crisis in the Western United States and how these challenges affect farmers, communities and the environment. A number of Kansas farmers, officials and businesses are featured in the film.

The film's Emmy award-winning producer, Conrad Weaver, will attend and will follow the screening with comments and a question-and-answer session with the audience.

"Our global food supply and our very survival as humans depends on clean, abundant fresh water," Weaver wrote on the film's website, where a preview trailer and more information can be viewed. "I want to make the audience think about it every time they take a drink of water, enjoy a shower, or water their lawn. We have been given stewardship of a treasure that's precious and provides food for the world. It must be managed well so that future generations have the same opportunities we enjoy." 

More information about the K-State screening is available by contacting KCARE director Daniel Devlin at ddevlin@k-state.edu or 785-532-0393.

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