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- February 15, 2017

Bottled water is a necessity in some parts of the world but not in London…

- October 24, 2014

Excellent infographics!

- September 26, 2014

Major Works of Art reveal fixation with water! Ok, maybe you’re not so surprised. I was wondering how many famous paintings feature water. So, not being an art afficiando I tried to come up with the most famous paintings I could think of. Mona Lisa, Monet’s Water Lilies, that melting clock, the Scream and the American Gothic one. […]

- August 19, 2014

A month or so ago Twitter was all lit up with news that Lady Gaga had done a PSA about conserving water in California. Well, it looks like she didn’t make such a dramatic impact…it’s not like we’ve been getting serious about really saving water. Her 17 seconds of a shout out isn’t gonna cut […]

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- August 16, 2014

Know your H2O!

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- June 6, 2014

Amazing poster by Aleksander Pujszo for World Water Week. Check out the other posters here.

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- May 19, 2014

This National Climate Assessment chapter on the Southwest is worth watching for the images alone!

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- May 11, 2014

One Hundred Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct is a commemorative artist action to reconnect Los Angeles to its water supply by walking the entire 240-mile route of the Los Angeles Aqueduct with a team of 100 mules.  

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- May 10, 2014

This is Brad Lancaster’s Free Water Video. Short and sweet!

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- May 8, 2014

In this Network A segment, Surfrider Foundation’s Environmental Director, Chad Nelsen, the South Coast Water District of California, and the President of River Keepers explain the hazards posed by runoff from urban areas into our ocean and the actions that are being taken to prevent it. It also provides ways you can help preserve our waters.

- May 5, 2014

Parched Produce: California Agriculture in a State of Drought is a great slide show by Andy Warner (You can see more of his work at: and

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- May 3, 2014

American Masters presents A Fierce Green Fire, the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement, premiering nationally Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9-10 p.m. on PBS in honor of Earth Day. The one-hour documentary chronicles one of the largest movements of the 20th century, and one of the keys to the 21st.    

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- April 30, 2014

The programs in the Journey to Planet Earth series explore the fragile relationship between people and the world they inhabit. The series is produced by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Marilyn and Hal Weiner in association with South Carolina ETV.A common thread runs throughout all the programs — the necessity to achieve a balance between the needs of people […]

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- April 25, 2014

It didn’t occur to me to look for water in famous paintings until I starting looking at water everywhere. And then I wondered how many famous painting, artwork considered really important to civilization, have water in them if not predominantly, then at least somewhere in the frame. Since water is the lifeblood of humanity it […]

- April 23, 2014

What kind of apps are there for water users (that would be, um, all of humankind)? Actually there are quite a few. Some more useful than others but what’s really amazing is that one of the most popular game apps (sorry, it’s actually for kids) is called “Where’s My Water?” created by Disney. It’s touted […]

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- April 23, 2014

This is a documentary from 2013. Video Producer: Stephen M. Wessells , U.S. Geological Survey

- April 21, 2014

Check out the USGS Multimedia gallery.

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- April 20, 2014

Water is essential to our daily lives, but few people stop to consider its importance and value. In most communities in California, water costs less than a penny per gallon at the tap. In this segment, Huell visits the West Basin Municipal Water District and Las Virgenes Municipal Water District to highlight key aspects of […]

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- April 19, 2014

Take a look at this great video by Aric Crabb.

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- April 17, 2014

Watermark is a feature documentary from multiple-award winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, marking their second collaboration after Manufactured Landscapes in 2006. The film brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how […]

- March 23, 2014

Americans use twice the amount of water they think they do, and appear to be particularly oblivious about how much H2O they flush down the toilet on a daily basis, according to new research. In a paper published online Monday in the journal PNAS, a researcher concluded that Americans underestimated their water use by a […]

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- June 5, 2013

The NOAA Oceanographic Data Center  (NODC) is one of the national environmental data centers operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

- June 4, 2013

The Cycle of Insanity: The Real Story of Water is a short, animated film made by a collaboration of creative and dedicated volunteers at the Surfrider Foundation. Several local Surfrider Foundation chapters combined their talents and funds to create the film — and then actor Zuleikha Robinson of Lost, generously agreed to narrate it.

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- May 16, 2013

Firmly establishing the urgency of the global water crisis as the central issue facing our world this century, this documentary illuminates the vital role water plays in our lives, exposes the defects in the current system and shows communities already struggling with its ill-effects. Featuring activist Erin Brockovich, respected water experts including Peter Gleick, Jay […]

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