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How The Earth Made Us: Water

In this programme we explore our complex relationship with water. Visiting spectacular locations in Iceland, the Middle East and India, we look at how control over water has been central to human existence.
We take a precarious flight in a motorised paraglider to experience the cycle of freshwater that we depend on, discover how villagers in the foothills of the Himalayas have built a living bridge to cope with the monsoon, and visit Egypt to reveal the secret of the Pharaohs' success.
Throughout history, success has depended on our ability to adapt to and control constantly shifting sources of water.