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The Water Brothers
Season 1
Growing up in Canada, brothers Alex and Tyler Mifflin took for granted the easy access to water - not only from the tap, but in the lakes and rivers near Toronto, where they used to canoe and swim as boys. But not every place is as blessed with an abundance of fresh, clean water. In this eco-adventure documentary series, Alex and Tyler travel around the world to discover the challenges surrounding this most precious resource, from California's drought to the decimation of Caribbean coral reefs. Their thirst for adventure sees them dive into the Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone, join a holy festival on the River Ganges and climb Mount Kilimanjaro. As they share their passion for water conservation, the brothers learn about the solutions that scientists, experts, government officials and communities are implementing to better protect our water systems.
Episodes
Ep 1
Reefer Madness
Watch January 6, 1:00pm
Ep 2
Carpageddon
Watch January 13, 1:00pm
Ep 3
Water in All the Wrong Places
Watch January 20, 1:00pm
Ep 4
The Big Thaw
Watch January 27, 1:00pm
Ep 5
Valley of the Dammed
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Ep 6
Bottlegate
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Reefer Madness
Brothers Alex and Tyler Mifflin visit the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef in the Caribbean and examine what can be done to protect reefs all around the world. (1 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat Jan 6, 1:00pm
Carpageddon
Asian Carp have taken over the Mississippi River system and are now on the doorstep of Lake Michigan. The brothers reveal how dangerous invasive species can be and the threat they pose to the Great Lakes' 4.5-billion-dollar fishing industry. (2 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat Jan 13, 1:00pm
Water in All the Wrong Places
California is one of the driest places in North America, so how did it become the largest agricultural supplier on the continent? Alex and Tyler reveal how climate change, drought, flooding and over-pumped aquifers have put the entire water management system at risk. (3 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat Jan 20, 1:00pm
The Big Thaw
The Arctic is on the front lines of global climate change and, with rising sea levels, the fate of the world depends on slowing the Big Thaw. Alex and Tyler embark on a journey to Iceland, Greenland and Labrador to see the effects of climate change firsthand. (4 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat Jan 27, 1:00pm
Valley of the Dammed
Alex and Tyler travel down the Mekong River to learn how climate change, overfishing and a series of 11 planned mega-dams will affect the river and its people. (5 of 6)
Bottlegate
The brothers investigate our global obsession with bottled water. (6 of 6)
Interview

The Water Brothers on Why Canadians Should Watch, Care & Take Action

Have you gone to the bathroom yet today? Had a shower? Enjoyed a cup of coffee? Then you’ve got a stake in the game when it comes to the tangled web of water issues we’re facing as a planet. Canadian brothers Alex and Tyler Mifflin have stakes in the game as well, and so they made a solutions-focused documentary series exploring the local and global issues around our most precious resource.

Meet The Brothers