Past Event
Visual and Dramatic Arts
Wednesday, July 17
Thirst For Power

About the Event

“Whiskey is for drinking, and water is for fighting over.”
-American West proverb
“Thirst for Power” is a one-hour long documentary produced by Disco Productions and base on Dr. Michael E. Webber’s first book, Thirst for Power: The Story of Energy.

The visualizations and accounts are adapted from Dr. Webber’s book, and based in France, California, and Texas. Combining anecdotes and personal stories with insights into the latest science of energy and water, the film identifies a hopeful path toward wise long-range water-energy decisions and a more reliable future for humanity.

This month’s panelists are TBD.

6:30 PM Reception, with complimentary refreshments

7:00 PM Film screening

8:00 PM Panel Discussion

9:00 PM The conversation continues at Valhalla, Rice University’s Graduate Student Pub

Free to the public, though donations are kindly appreciated.


Directions to Rice Cinema, Rice Media Center:

Entrance #8 via University Blvd & Stockton Drive 

For specific directions from any location Google map ‘Rice Cinema’. 

For parking information:

Shuttle service:
Campus maps:

Closest visitor parking lots:
Moody Visitor Lot
West Lot 2
Greenbriar Lot

Directions & Parking

Entrance #8 via University Blvd & Stockton Drive

Nearest visitor parking lots:
Moody Lot (previously known as Hess Lot)


Rice Media Center
Cinema auditorium #100