Auburn to screen documentary about three-state battle over ‘Who Owns Water?’ Oct. 21

Published: October 15, 2014
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AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Documentary filmmakers David and Michael Hanson will present their new release, "Who Owns Water," in a special Auburn University screening on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at Mama Mocha's Coffee Emporium at 414 S. Gay Street.

The School of Communication and Journalism's Media Studies program in the College of Liberal Arts has partnered with the university's Office of Sustainability and Auburn for Water to host the public event.

Three states – Alabama, Georgia and Florida – are battling over the diminishing water of the Chattahoochee River that saw Atlanta go from a small town to one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. "Who Owns Water" addresses the question of who is in control.

In the award-winning documentary film, brothers David and Michael Hanson paddle the river from the Appalachian Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico meeting people and listening to their water-level perspective. All along their 542-mile journey, the brothers seek to answer the question, "Who Owns Water?"