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Screening of "Thirst for Power": A documentary film in its DISTRIBUTECH premiere followed by a panel discussion

  • Room: 217A
  • Session Number:Mega Session 3
Wednesday, January 29, 2020: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Panel Moderator
Kimberly Britton
United States
Session Chair
David Elve
Chief Marketing Officer
United States
Michael Webber
Deputy Director of the Energy Institute, Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources
Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator at the Austin Technology Incubator, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin
United States
Paula Gold-Williams
President & CEO
CPS Energy
United States
Sharelynn Moore
Senior Vice President, Networked Solutions
Itron Inc.
United States


Click HERE to enjoy the film's trailer.
Water and energy are the two fundamental components of a society, and they are interconnected. Thirst for Power, shot on location across France, California, and Texas, explores the history of civilization's quest to procure abundant water and energy -- from ancient Roman aqueducts in Europe to modern America's vast hydroelectric infrastructure. The film explores our dependence on water for energy as well as vulnerabilities in our current systems. Changing the way we think about water and energy can secure the long-term sustainability of both precious resources. The documentary is adapted from Dr. Michael E. Webber's book "Thirst for Power: Energy, Water, and Human Survival." Combining anecdotes and personal stories with insights into the latest science of energy and water, both the book and the documentary identify a hopeful path toward wise long-range water-energy decisions and a more reliable and abundant future for humanity.

For questions regarding the DISTRIBUTECH conference program please contact:  
Debbi Wells, CMP
Conference  Manager
Direct: 918-832-9265

For questions regarding the DISTRIBUTECH exhibit services please contact your Exhibit Services Manager at:
Direct: 253-212-2735

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