Running Dry: The Project

“Running Dry” is a comprehensive public information/education project, established to raise awareness regarding the worsening global humanitarian water crisis.  The projects centerpieces are two explosive and enlightening in-depth documentaries. “Running Dry”, and “Running Dry: The American Southwest”. The project  was inspired by former U.S. Senator Paul Simon’s book “Tapped Out”, the coming world crisis in water and what we can do about it. The documentaries were written, produced and directed by Jim Thebaut.  For practical purposes, there are three versions of each documentary, a full length feature, an one hour version version and a twenty minute video.  The new documentary, “Running Dry: The American Southwest” is scheduled for release in the fall of 2008.


Actress Jane Seymour, the documentaries’ narrator, and many other notable and knowledgeable individuals have come together to participate in the public information/education process.  In addition, educators are also designing ways for the documentary to be utilized within academic curricula.


Currently, presentations of the “Running Dry” documentary are taking place on an international basis in conjunction with in-depth discussions regarding the crisis for the purpose of educating policy makers, educators, students and the general public.


Ultimately “Running Dry” will be released theatrically and viewed on television world-wide. In addition, curricula and other educational materials will be designed in order to generate proactive involvement from students, scholars and citizens. This public information/education process began with a recent screening of the documentary at the Long Beach, California Aquarium of the Pacific for teachers and administrators from various school districts in the U.S.


The looming world water crisis is huge but not insurmountable.  A few simple changes can make a great deal of difference.  The purpose of the “Running Dry” project is to build popular sentiment and create the political will to solve the water crisis through public policy.  This is a movement composed of people like you who know that we all are affected by this crisis, and there are practical steps we all can take to solve it. 


Update:  The producers of “Running Dry” are pleased to announce that in December 2005, President George W. Bush signed the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 into law, according to a press release by Water Advocates. The legislation creates an opportunity to save thousands of lives by extending safe water to those in need, the announcement said.


According to the release, the bill also makes drinking water a cornerstone of US foreign policy and directs the Department of State to come up with a strategy to be implemented by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).


Now it's your turn! Help us fight a winnable war - grants and other financial gifts are welcome in order to maximize the effects of our efforts.


Please visit our “contact” page to see how you can help end a cycle of agonizing misery, death and despair for children and parents around the world.


Thank you.


The Chronicles Group, Inc. is not for profit corporation with a 501 (c)(3) Internal Revenue designation. The goal is to provide balanced and concise visual records of great geo-politically or historically significant issues that threaten the survival of our entire planet. It's mission is to present these issues in a simplified but accurate context so as to be relatable to mass audiences. The ultimate goal is to encourage as many people as possible to believe that they can make a difference.

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