As an environmental planner trained in landscape architecture, Jim Thebaut created hundreds of impact statements and planning and energy studies, and analyzed environmental influences in the Pacific Northwest. He then turned to a career in filmmaking and has produced films about the water crisis that cut across the political spectrum. In July 2008, Mr. Thebaut spoke at the United Nations International Water Conference in New York City. His film, 'Running Dry - A Call to Action' was screened for the audience. Mr. Thebaut's newest documentary is 'The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry'.