Water Supply & Resources

Water Supply & ResourcesOnline videos of interviews and presentations included in this section focus on water resources, water conservation, water supply, water quality, water pollution, water recycling, and water ecosystems. Topics include the protection and restoration of oceans, coral reefs, estuaries, coastal wetlands, whales and marine mammals, sea turtles, beaches, lakes, rivers and streams, watersheds, and aquifers.

Specific issues include fisheries management, invasive species, dead zones, offshore drilling, aquifer recharge, levees, and dam construction and removal. This section also includes videos that discuss potable water supply, rainwater catchments, urban and industrial wastewater, grey water reuse, nutrient pollution, water efficiency, water treatment, and prevention of water borne diseases.

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You Can Make A Difference. Presentation excerpts by Rob Caughlan. A brief introduction to Caughlan's 40+ years of environmental experience as an activist, a comunicator, and a political advisor. Includes samples from various presentations. About 8 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Rob Caughlan >>

A Brave New Ocean Or An Ocean Revolution? Presentation by Wallace 'J' Nichols. Nichols gives a presentation on the ocean crisis, his work with sea turles, and the need for ocean revolutionaries at the 2007 Bioneers Conference. About 40 minutes. Play Video >> More about Wallace 'J' Nichols >>

Saving the Ocean (Start at 12:15). Presentation by David Helvarg. Helvarg discusses ocean conservation at the 2007 Hawaii Conservation Conference, including the historical, industrial, economic and social factors that account for our current crisis. About 30 minutes. Play Video >> More about David Helvarg >>

We're Running Out of Water. Online interview with Eric Corey Freed. Freed explains the three-prong approach used to lower water usage in buildings: conservation, grey water reuse, and rainwater catchment. About 4 minutes. Play Video >> More about Eric Corey Freed >>

50 Ways to Save the Ocean. Presentation excerpts by David Helvarg. Selected excerpts from Helvarg's presentation at the 5th anniversary of the Scripps Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation. About 6 minutes. Play Video >> More about David Helvarg >>

Dams in Southern Africa, India And Australia - Part 1. Online interview with Jacques Leslie. Leslie discusses his book Deep Water and provides examples of dams in various parts of the world that illustrate the environmental, economic, and social costs of the more than 45,000 large dams world-wide. About 30 minutes. Play Video - Part 1, 2, 3. More about Jacques Leslie >>

Offshore Drilling: Democracy Now. Online interview with David Helvarg. Helvarg discusses President Bush's 2008 call to lift the ban on offshore drilling - and its potential consequences. About 11 minutes. Play Video >> More about David Helvarg >>

Book Talk: 50 Ways to Save the Ocean. Presentation by David Helvarg. After a selected reading from his book Blue Frontier, Helvarg discusses our connection to the ocean and the ways in which we can all help to save it. About 47 minutes. Play Video >> More about David Helvarg >>

Deep Water: The Epic Struggle Over Dams, Displaced People, and the Environment. Presentation by Jacques Leslie. Leslie discusses his book Deep Water at Book Passages in Marin, including selected readings and a question and answer period with the audience. About 52 minutes. Play Video >> More about Jacques Leslie >>

If Surfers Can Make A Difference, Any of Us Can. Presentation excerpt by Rob Caughlan. Caughlan discusses his involvement with the Surfrider Foundation and their victory in what Newsweek called the "second largest clean water enforcement action in the nation's history." About 1 minute. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Rob Caughlan >>

"" Gambling on Water in Nevada. Your Environmental Road Trip (YERT) explores water rights issues in Nevada, a fast growing state with limited water resources. Discusses the proposal of a water pipeline from eastern Nevada to Las Vegas as well as some simple measures individuals can take to conserve water. YERT is a year-long eco-expedition through all fifty US states. About 5 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Surfrider Victory. Presentation excerpt by Rob Caughlan. Caughlan discusses his involvement with the Surfrider Foundation and their victory in what Newsweek called the "second largest clean water enforcement action in the nation's history." About 1 minute. Play Video >> More about Rob Caughlan >>

"" The Fast Changing World Food Prospect - Part 1. Presentation by Lester Brown. Brown explains why excessive pumping for irrigation to satisfy food needs today almost guarantees a decline in food production tomorrow. Abstract here (PDF). Play Video - Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

"" Ocean Conservation And Science Expeditions. Gregory S. Stone, vice president of Global Marine Programs, discusses ocean conservation and science expeditions based on his 25 years of experience in the field. About 55 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Using Environmental Law To Protect Estuaries. Matthew Atkinson, General Counsel of Peconic Baykeeper, talks about how environmental law can help protect estuaries and water quality. About 4 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Healthy Ocean, Healthy Humans. A trailer for the Healthy Ocean, Healthy Humans program that carries the message that all life on Earth, including our own, depends on the oceans. Play Video >>

"" Invaders Of Agua Hedionda Lagoon. Tells the story of invasive species, Caulerpa taxifolia, and its eradication from Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad, California. About 18 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Los Penasquitos Lagoon & Its Watershed. Learn about the diverse wildlife that inhabit the Los Penasquitos Lagoon in San Diego, CA and the environmental issues the watershed faces. About 18 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Our Mountains, Our Streams, Our Rivers, Our Home. Coordinating and developing a watershed association takes a lot of hard work, and a lot of cooperation from a variety of volunteer organizations as well as state and local agencies. About 19 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Restoring The Chesapeake Bay: A Call To Action For Local Governments. This video discusses the environmental degradation in the Chesapeake Bay and how local governments are responding to the problem. About 12 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Small Dam Removal. Smaller dams, often called "low head" or "run-of-the-river" dams were built about 100 years ago to produce energy to run the mills that helped transform our nation. The need for these dams went away with the invention of much larger and more efficient factories. About 10 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Journey to Sustainability: Take The Next Step - Part 1. Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) has created this video detailing its efforts to become more sustainable. It is a primer for other businesses and organizations searching for ways to start on their own journey. Play QuickTime - Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

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