DRAIN - Great Lakes Documentary Trailer

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John Trefry

DRAIN has evolved from a search to uncover a little understood but massively important issue – the falling water levels of the Great Lakes. DRAIN is on track to complete production by the end of 2014 with a release date scheduled for mid-2015. Dozens of interviews have been shot with key opinion leaders like Sen. Carl Levin, researchers from NOAA, USGS, Army Corps of Engineers and real people with deep connections to the lakes.

Over 20% of the world’s fresh surface water is in the Great Lakes, and the region supports a $4.6 trillion economy.  Simply put, it’s the most precious resource and it’s severely under appreciated.  Demand for fresh water is skyrocketing and by 2050 nearly half the world’s population could face severe water scarcity.