Tuesday, March 8, 2011 | Categories: |
AP Photo/HATEM MOUSSA
All of those things are part of what's called your" water footprint". But as you'll hear from our next documentary, they're just a small part.
This week on "And The Winner Is...", two sisters, both freelance journalists, are on a mission to use less water -- but they face a startling reality. Their documentary is entitled Tina and Kim Pittaway's Watery Road to Hell -- and it originally aired on The Current.
A man walks through a dead maize field due to the drought, near the Mau forest in Kenya. AP Photo/Khalil Senosi
Our second feature takes us to a place in Kenya where it rains only about a twice a year -- and where collecting and preserving water is of utmost importance. But for some Kenyan farmers, saving water is now less of a challenge, thanks to the support they'd been getting from Canada.
It all started in 1979. A group of farmers from developing countries came to Prince Edward Island to see how crops are raised in this country. Before long, the Island farmers were traveling to Africa, taking their expertise and know-how. Now PEI is celebrating the bond that has formed over the last three decades.
In the winter of 2005, the host of CBC Radio's Island Morning, Karen Mair, traveled to East Africa with the contingent from PEI and produced an award-winning documentary "Kindred Spirits in Kenya".