Using Other People’s Water
What can we do to maintain and cherish our essential resource of fresh water?
Bridget Kendal is joined by Professor in Water Management Arjen Hoekstra to discuss the idea that we urgently need to change industrial and agricultural practices to reduce our water footprint and avert a global crisis. Esther de Jong specialises in water usage in the developing world. She believes water use and gender are closely related. Also joining the discussion is scientific diver Henry Kaiser who is inspired by waters beneath Antarctica to create haunting soundscapes.
Photo: Henry Kaiser working under the ice at Arrival Heights, beneath Ross Sea ice near McMurdo Station, Antarctica (Credit: Rob Robbins)
Esther de Jong
Henry Kaiser is a Grammy award winning musician and composer and also an experienced underwater cameraman specialising in diving beneath the ice in one of the planet’s most extreme environments. In 2001/2 he joined a group of scientists for two and a half months in Antarctica, where he became the first musician to record an entire album on that continent - and has returned many times since, as a scientific diver.