Tvedt’s three award-winning documentaries about the role of water on societies’ development have been shown in 150 countries, they have been bought by the National Geographic, Al Jazeera, Al Arabia, Discovery and NETFLIX networks, several national TV-stations and been used in teaching programs at universities all over the world. Below are the all the episodes of all the three documentaries and several shorter video-clips taken from these documentaries.

See also Terje Tvedt’s Youtube channel on world history, water and the Nile».

The Nile Quest

Tvedt tells the political, economic and cultural story of the longest, most mythical and politically intriguing river in the world. It also depicts a river of beauty journeying upstream from its mouth to its sources. It analyses the power struggle that currently takes place regarding control of the river, especially the long-term background to the struggle over the Renaissance Dam. Read more.

A Journey in the Future of Water

In the series Tvedt looks at how the struggle to control and use water will impact future political power relations worldwide and influence war and peace and the destinies of countries and entire continents. The importance of the water issue is impacted by the fact that we live in a time when fear of climatic changes has become a dominant worry worldwide, and when all societies therefore will have to prepare for changes in the water landscape. Read more.

For a teaser, see

A Journey in the History of Water

In four episodes, Tvedt tells with examples from 25 countries all over the world how water and water control have played fundamental but varying religious, political and economic roles. It portrays the human battle with water and what it has meant since the birth of civilization along the banks of the great rivers in Asia and the Middle East 5000 years ago to the most modern cities of today which can only exist due to extensive control over water. Read more.

Also available on Tvedt’s YouTube channel in English, Arabic, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and Norwegian: