Water: Outreach & Communication
Multimedia Programs Produced by EPA's Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds and Others
Timely and engaging interviews with experts in the areas of wetlands, oceans, and watershed protection and management
This 22-minute video program called "After the Storm" was co-produced by EPA and The Weather Channel in 2004. This program is about watersheds and three case studies-Santa Monica Bay, the Mississippi River Basin/Gulf of Mexico, and New York City- where polluted runoff threatens watersheds highly valued for recreation, commercial fisheries and navigation, and drinking water.
In 2010, EPA's Office of Water produced this 11-minute video which highlights innovative efforts by green builders in Philadelphia who are helping protect and restore environmental quality and beautify the city. The video features the work of Philadelphia’s Onion Flats LLC, a company that is designing residential buildings with the highest ratings for energy and water efficiency.
Check out the two winning videos and the 22 honorable mentions from the EPA's first-ever Water Quality Video Contest!
A discussion with experts on how to manage rainwater and snow melt where it falls; in ways that can make great places, preserve water quality and restore our nation's waterways.
Craig Hooks discusses marine debris and its impact on the environment and what we can do at home to prevent it.
This new video produced in 2010 highlights RiverSmart Homes, a program that was launched in 2006 by the District Department of the Environment as a way to combat the Washington, D.C.'s serious stormwater problems and to actively involve the community in the river's restoration.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Botanic Garden produced this 9-minute on-line video that highlights green techniques such as rain gardens, green roofs and rain barrels to help manage stormwater runoff.
Reduce el cauce pluvial: Disminuye la velocidad del agua, espárcela, imprégnala (en español) (Flash) (Sobre Flash)
Above is a link to the "Reduce Runoff: Slow It Down, Spread It Out, Soak It In" video with Spanish sub-titles.
EPA's Watershed Academy offers a number of free Webcast seminars. Local watershed organizations, municipal leaders, and others are invited to sign up for these free, on-line Webcast training sessions. Additionally, all of these Webcasts are archived. You can also subscribe to the audio podcast feed of these webcasts in iTunes or another RSS aggregator
Above is a link to the "Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds" video which can also be found on the OWOW Home Page.
As more Americans dwell in cities and suburbs, our society becomes increasingly distanced from the natural world. This absence of everyday connections to nature has many negative effects-especially for children. Pockets of remaining wetland in developed areas often provide the easiest access to nature. Yet these wetlands may be degraded and go unnoticed. Urban and suburban wetlands are valuable resources to be restored, protected and enjoyed. These remnants of the natural world in the human landscape can play a key role in reconnecting people to nearby nature-thereby improving the health of our children and our communities.
Videos Produced by Others
The outreach materials in this Toolbox are intended for use by state and local agencies and other organizations interested in educating the public on nonpoint source pollution or stormwater runoff. The Toolbox contains a variety of resources to help develop an effective and targeted outreach campaign.
A new PBS documentary that examines the rising hazards to human health and ecosystem health, focusing on water pollution in the Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound.
The 30-minute film is about Low Impact Development in Virginia and is funded through the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Chesapeake Bay Program and administered by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission.
This 8 minute video is highlights low impact development (LID) practices used in Seattle, Washington, and was produced and aired on Jim Lehrer's "The News Hour" on Oct. 8, 2008.
This is a 12-minute video showcasing the water profession for high school and/or vocational technical school students. This video highlights the water profession in four areas—the value of water, job responsibilities, career successes, and environmental contribution.