Get an inside look at California’s complex struggle over who gets fresh water, and discover how big money and special interests take what they want and ordinary residents are left high and dry. It's a story that heralds an impending crisis—not just in California, but around the world.
River's End: California's Latest Water Wars aired on PBS in April 2023 and is now available on-demand.
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California's water scarcity is a serious problem, but water supply risks exist across the U.S. In making River's End, our aim is to inspire people like you to learn where their water comes from so that we can save our rivers and the ecosystems and communities that depend upon them. Here's what you can do to help:
LEARN WHERE YOUR WATER COMES FROM
We've partnered with the Nature Conservancy to help connect viewers with information about their local water supplies. Explore this interactive map to learn about your source waters, their current risks, and available solutions.
SHARE OUR FILM WITH YOUR NETWORKS
Word-of-mouth sharing is the most important way documentaries about important issues get seen. Please encourage your friends, colleagues and neighbors to watch. We have materials to make it easy. Also, consider hosting your own screening of River's End or adding the film to your school's media collection.
TUNE-IN TO THE ISSUE
Pay attention to water issues. Read your community's local water reports and follow coverage about water issues in your area. Also, connect with conservancy and environmental organizations in your area—sign-up for their newsletters and attend their events. Ready to take action? Lend your voice to San Francisco Baykeeper's campaign to Stop the Extinction Crisis in San Francisco Bay.
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