Across the planet, two fundamental human needs --- energy and water --- often find themselves on a collision course. A new documentary looks at one such choke point in India, where coal mining and its negative environmental impact on water is the source of a regulatory battle with significant implications. We spoke with the filmmaker to learn more about this complex clash of needs. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.

Sean Peoples is a multimedia producer and program associate for the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program. Through documentaries, interviews, and podcasts, Sean explores the intersection of conservation and health in the developing world. The short documentary, Healthy People, Healthy Environment: Integrated Development in Tanzania, was the recipient of a 2012 Silver Telly Award, and Scaling the Mountain: Protecting Forests for Families in Nepal won a 2013 Bronze Telly. His newest film is titled, Broken Landscape: Confronting India’s Water-Energy Choke Point. Prior to his position at the Wilson Center, he worked as associate director for Congressional Programs at the Population Resource Center. Sean has a BA from American University in political science with a focus on environmental policy issues.

John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND Digital Programming. Previously he served as host and producer of the weekly programs, Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State University’s Washington Program.