event 28 Oct 2021

Study Guide // Thirst for Power

This study guide works with the documentary adapted from Dr. Michael E. Webber’s book Thirst for Power: Energy, Water, and Human Survival. Combining anecdotes and personal stories with insights into the latest science of energy and water, both the book and the documentary identify a hopeful path toward wise long-range water-energy decisions and a more reliable and abundant future for humanity.

Thirst for power

About the Guide

Paramount Education has published a free middle-school study guide to teach children in an engaging way about the Water-Energy Nexus.


The study guide is available for download here.

Who is Dr. Michael E. Webber?

Dr. Michael E. Webber is an internationally recognized professor, author, and energy
expert. He trains the next generation of energy leaders at the University of Texas at
Austin, where he is the Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources and a professor of Mechanical Engineering. He also serves as the Chief Science and Technology Officer at ENGIE, a global energy & infrastructure services company in France. In addition to Thirst for Power: Energy, Water, and Human Survival, he is the author of Power Trip: The Story of Energy which was published in 2019 and is being developed as a 6-part series for PBS.

Behind the Documentary, Matt Hames

Mat Hames is an Emmy winning director, writer and producer. In addition to the
documentary, Thirst for Power, adapted from Dr. Webber’s book, Mat is known for his two PBS Independent Lens documentaries What Was Ours (Amazon Prime Video, 2017) and When I Rise (2010). His films have screened at SXSW, HotDocs, and SundanceTV.

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