On July 28, 2009, The Chronicles Group/Running Dry project presented a dialogue about national water policy. A Call to Action version of the documentary, “The American Southwest:  Are We Running Dry?” was screened. For more information about the event, click here.  WaterWired wrote an article about the event, which can be read here... http://aquadoc.typepad.com/waterwired/2009/07/national-water-policy-event-report.html

California State University, Fullerton - Producer/writer/director James Thebaut joined the Department of Communications Wall of Fame as its "2009 Distinguished Communicator." Parts of Thebaut's KCET documentary The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?" were shown at the Town Hall discussion/panel. His newest documentary on the water crisis in Africa also was previewed.

Filmmaker Jim Thebaut talks about the precarious future of the Southwest and the call for a national water plan on Alternet.

Jim Thebaut was awarded the Water Charity Humanitarian Award for his films that have addressed serious water issues facing the world and his related hydrohumanitarian work. The award was made at a banquet on 3 April 2009 during the Lake Arrowhead Film Festival (LAFF). The presentation was made by Averill Strasser, COO of Water Charity.

Here’s an interview with Jim Thebaut on Link TV.  Check it out... http://www.linktv.org/video/3449

Science and Society have published an interview with The Chronicles Group’s Jim Thebaut.  http://scienceandsociety.net/

The Daily Breeze has weighed in on the water crisis and on The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?  Check it out here - http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_10790362

From Staci Matlock at The New Mexican, a review of the documentary. Check it out at http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Local%20News/Documentary-explores-Southwest-water-issues

Here’s a review by Coyote  Gulch, a political web site... http://radio.weblogs.com/0101170/categories/2008presidentialelection/2008/08/27.html

Here’s an article from pennet.com, a leading resource of water information. http://ww.pennnet.com/display_article/340833/41/ARTCL/none/none/1/Public-television-to-air-new-documentary-about-the-water-crisis/

From the Las Vegas Weekly, a review about The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?  http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2008/oct/02/high-and-dry/

In the news... two articles from the Las Vegas Sun, one about teaching our children about water - and the other about our worsening global water supply. Check them out... http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008/sep/24/teaching-our-children/ and http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008/sep/23/film-water-woes-targets-children/

Running Dry is in the news again - this time featured in the Rocky Mountain News.  Read the story and get involved in the dialog at http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/oct/01/massive-water-shortages-predicted/

University of California, Irvine's Urban Water Research Center hosted an evening in September at the St. Regis Monarch Resort in Dana Point that brought together Hollywood celebrity and water activist Jane Seymour and California's Lt. Governor, "Water Warrior," John Garamendi, at a benefit screening of American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?  The gala dinner was in honor of the WaterUnifies.com conference organized by UC Irvine, UNESCO and USGS which will be held December 1-5th at the UC Irvine campus.  Here is an article about the event from The Huffington Post by Paige Donner, featuring interviews with Lt. Governor John Garamendi and Jane Seymour. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paige-donner/greening-hollywood-water_b_129380.html

Not only did famed movie and television actress Jane Seymour visit Mesa Elementary April 28 for a documentary film called “American Southwest: Are We Running Dry‚” she also gave time for one-on-one sessions with Mesa Elementary staff members‚ Principal Pandora Mike said. She presented Seymour with a school shirt that features Mesa’s mascot‚ the roadrunner.  Read about it here... http://www2.centralschools.org/index.html?Link=News;News=19

On Thursday, July 24, documentary film producer Jim Thebaut delivered the “Call to Action” to a United Nations Water Conference in New York.  He also presented his powerful documentary on the world water crisis, “Running Dry”.  Read more...

The Navajo Nation is a long way from the set of "Dancing with the Stars." That didn't stop actress Jane Seymour, who danced on the reality show's fifth season last year, from donning her jeans and boots Monday and trekking across the desert near the Shiprock pinnacle. Seymour is the narrator for a documentary on the water crisis in the Southwest set to air on public television this fall. Read about it here... http://www.thedqtimes.com/pages/castpages/other/Janewaterprojectnavajo.html