Building the Future is a landmark series from the Discovery Channel about humankind's phenomenal ingenuity in engineering and shaping the world around us. Each program focuses on a simple human need - shelter or water, energy or safety - and explores how that basic requirement has led to some of the most incredible, awe-inspiring achievements of our species. It takes the viewer on journeys around the globe to see the projects that seem to defy the laws of physics or constraints of climate.
Last Episode01x04 The Quest for Water Aired: Jun. 17, 2007
In the 21st century the demands on the earth's water supplies have reached critical levels. In 2002, the world consumed 3 trillion gallons …
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