Media Advisory: New Short Film to be Released on World Water Day Exposes Nestlé’s Attempt to Privatize Water in Drought-Stricken Oregon

In the wake of the Flint, Mich. public water crisis, the Hood River County case highlights the need to protect community access to safe drinking water


CONTACT: Stiv Wilson | 503.913.7381 |
Aurora Del Val | 971.678.4748 |
Julia DeGraw | 971.266.4528 |

PORTLAND – The Story of Stuff Project, Food & Water Watch, and the Local Water Alliance will release a short documentary film, Our Water, Our Future, about Nestlé Waters’ efforts to secure the right to bottle water taken from a public source in Cascade Locks, Ore. next week. The film is set for release on World Water Day, Tuesday, March 22nd, an annual United Nations event aimed at focusing attention on the need to sustainably manage freshwater resources.

The seven-minute video profiles efforts by Hood River County, Ore. residents efforts to fight Nestlé’s water grab, including their ongoing drive to pass ballot measure to stop the proposal. Residents say that Nestlé’s project will strain the local ecosystem during a multiyear drought, threaten the stability of the local agricultural economy, and violate Native American water rights protected by treaty.

Watch the teaser that tells the story of a local community’s fight against a global water giant. (Additional teasers below.)

For more information or to interview Local Hood River County residents please contact Aurora Del Val at 971.678.4748 or


Local Water Alliance is made of up of Hood River County residents working to protect their local water supply from bottled water operations.

The Story of Stuff Project is a non-profit organization that facilitates an global online Community of more than 1 million members working to transform the way we make, use and throw away Stuff.

Food and Water Watch is a non-profit organization and consumer rights group that focuses on corporate and government accountability relating to food, water, and fishing.


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