What is happening with our water - film night and forum

31/03/2009 19:30
31/03/2009 21:30

What is really going on with our community’s water?

No exceptions Pal ... Beach closed !!! Now Back Off

 
You are invited to the screening of two new controversial documentaries on the
privatisation of our water resources.
 

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue is the story behind the decision to build the world’s largest reverse
Osmosis desalination plant on the bass Coast.
 
Why did the Victorian Government spend millions of dollars and years of research developing a sustainable water strategy for Melbourne, only to dump it in favour of large, capital and energy intense engineering projects?
 
The program documents the global and local objections to desalination and shares the journey of opposition with local activists.
 
As their story unfolds they discover there is more to the government’s plans than the
Construction of pipes and water infrastructure.
 
While the focus is on the Wonthaggi desalination plant, it canvases a range of general issues
related to the diversion of agricultural water to Melbourne and the fate of sustainable solutions under the labour government.
 
This will be followed by:
 
“Corporate Theft of Water” by acclaimed Canadian author and environmental activist, Maude Barlow.
 
Following the screenings there will be an opportunity to ask questions from our panel of experts that include Neil Rankine from Watershed Victoria.
 
We want to hear your YOUR voice on this important issue.
 
When: Tuesday 31 March 7:00pm (Screening starts at 7:30pm)
 
Venue: Samuel Sherlock Hall, Quality St Frankston (Melway 100A F8) off Cranbourne Rd behind Chisholm TAFE
 
Entry: Suggested donation $5
 
Proudly presented by the Frankston Branch of the Australian Greens, Friends of Frankston and Watershed Victoria.

 

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