Facing the Heat

German (English Subtitle TBC)
1 x 45 min

The scorching summer of 2023 has left an indelible mark on Austria, with unprecedented weather patterns even confounding the memories of the older generation. Bathing lakes that seep away and footbridges that reach into the void can hardly be prevented if temperatures reach the same heights as last summer. This year, municipalities are gearing up to face future drought challenges. Groundwater for agriculture is conserved, and the precious green electricity generated by river power plants becomes scarce as water levels decrease, adding urgency amid the prevailing energy crisis. This documentary sheds light on Austria’s proactive measures in readiness for the challenges ahead.

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