Record temperatures, falling groundwater levels, parched and sealed soils, flood disasters. Water is also becoming an increasingly rare commodity in our country. Already today, industry, agriculture and households are withdrawing more than is naturally replenished. But hardly anyone is talking about the consequences of this emergency and the distribution battles that are already taking place behind the scenes between companies and municipalities. Renowned investigative journalist Uwe Ritzer shows what must happen today to ensure that our water supply can still be guaranteed tomorrow. A long overdue wake-up call to politicians and consumers.
Uwe Ritzer, born in 1965, is a business correspondent for the Süddeutsche Zeitung and became known as an investigative reporter for his reports on crooked deals in the energy industry, among other things. He has received several awards for his work, including the Henri Nannen Prize and the Helmut Schmidt Journalism Prize.
As part of the International Science Festival - Geist Heidelberg
Between drought and flood