TheWaterChannelhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tvNew videos on TheWaterChannel!Water supply video: We must regain control!http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2127<p> Informational video about the decreasing water supply. A growing water demand and environmental stresses are two driving factors behind this process. However, not all is lost. In order to regain control, water tables have to be restored. Therefore, better management of our water resources is necessary.</p> <p> More info: Unknown</p> <p> Produced by: Unknown</p> <p> Language: English</p> <p> Year: 2009</p> <p> Region: Global</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2014-03-13 11:49:57Inside Story - Middle East : The politics of waterhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2126<p> Who stands to gain from the historic deal signed to address a critical shortage of water in the region? Inside Story presenter Shiulie Ghosh is joined by guests: Munqeth Mehyar, Chairman of Friends of the Earth Middle East and Director of its Amman Office; Sharon Udasin, Journalist with Jerusalem Post who specialises in the environment, energy and water; and Mark Zeitoun, Reader at the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia, and Director of the University's Water Security Research Centre.</p> <div> More info: <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com" target="_blank">www.aljazeera.com</a></div> <div> Produced by:  <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com" target="_blank">www.aljazeera.com</a></div> <div> Language: English</div> <div> Year: 2013</div> <div> Region: Global</div>TheWaterChannel2014-03-13 11:04:35In Defence of Sand Damshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2125<p> Sand dams: They&rsquo;re expensive, complicated to build, and nine times out of ten simply do not work. Or so says Erik Nissen-Petersen, experienced rainwater harvesting practitioner and author of &lsquo;Rainwater Catchment Systems for Domestic Supply: Design, Construction and Implementation.&rsquo;</p> <p> In a <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/630/water-harvesting/nissen-petersen-sand-dams-vs-subsurface-dams" target="_blank">video interview with The Water Channel</a>, Nissen-Petersen argues that sand dams are a waste of time and money and asks the question: &ldquo;Why not just go for sub-surface dams?&rdquo;</p> <p> In this interview, Simon Maddrell, Excellent Development&rsquo;s Executive Director, answers this question and explains why Nissen-Peterson has got it wrong when it comes to sand dams.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.waterforaridland.com" target="_blank">Water For Arid Land website</a> / <a href="http://www.excellentdevelopment.com/home">Excellent Development website</a> <br /> Produced by: Excellent Development <br /> Language: English <br /> Year: 2014 <br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2014-02-10 13:35:32Where Did Earth's Water Come From?http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2124<p> This video sponsored by our Subbable supporter Tab for a Cause: http://www.tabforacause.org?r=3 </p> <p> Earth didn't have water when it formed, but it does now! How did it get wet?</p> <p> Created by Henry Reich Animation: Ever Salazar Production and Writing Team: Alex Reich, Peter Reich, Emily Elert Music: Nathaniel Schroeder: http://www.soundcloud.com/drschroeder</p> <p> Want to add captions to MinuteEarth videos? - minuteearth.subtitl.us MinuteEarth is available as a free iTunes podcast! - http://podcast.minuteearth.com/ Facebook - http://facebook.com/minuteearth Twitter - http://twitter.com/MinuteEarth MinuteEarth provides an energetic and entertaining view of trends in earth's environment -- in just a few minutes!</p> <p> References Campbell, I. H., & O'Neill, H. S. C. (2012). Evidence against a chondritic Earth.Nature, 483(7391), 553-558. Drake, M. J. (2005). Origin of water in the terrestrial planets. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 40(4), 519-527. Greenwood, J. P., Itoh, S., Sakamoto, N., Warren, P., Taylor, L., & Yurimoto, H. (2011). Hydrogen isotope ratios in lunar rocks indicate delivery of cometary water to the Moon. Nature Geoscience, 4(2), 79-82. Hauri, E. H. (2013). Planetary science: Traces of ancient lunar water. Nature Geoscience, 6(3), 159-160. Marty, B. (2012). The origins and concentrations of water, carbon, nitrogen and noble gases on Earth. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 313, 56-66. Pepin, R. O. (2006). Atmospheres on the terrestrial planets: Clues to origin and evolution. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 252(1), 1-14. Robert, F. (2001). The origin of water on Earth. Science, 293(5532), 1056-1058. Robert, F. (2011). Planetary science: A distinct source for lunar water?. Nature Geoscience, 4(2), 74-75. Saal, A. E., Hauri, E. H., Van Orman, J. A., & Rutherford, M. J. (2013). Hydrogen Isotopes in Lunar Volcanic Glasses and Melt Inclusions Reveal a Carbonaceous Chondrite Heritage. Science, 340(6138), 1317-1320.</p> <p> More info: <a href="https://subbable.com//minuteearth" target="_blank">https://subbable.com//minuteearth </a><br /> Produced by: <a href="https://subbable.com//minuteearth" target="_blank">Minute Earth</a> <br /> Year: 2014<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global, Outer Space</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2014-02-10 09:52:13Tobacco in Africa: Farming Tobaccohttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2123<p> Africa, a new frontier for tobacco companies, is witnessing a smoking epidemic. These short videos provide an introduction to tobacco use in Africa some of the successes in addressing the devastating effects of tobacco use and the challenges to progress, including tobacco industry influence. These videos were made in conjunction with the African Tobacco Situation Analysis Project (ATSA), an initiative supported by IDRC in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.</p> <p> Learn more about how this project helped African advocates and researchers identify barriers and opportunities to tobacco control in their countries. They achieved ground-breaking success through focussing their efforts on key advocacy, policy and legislative strategies. Challenging the tobacco industry's claims about the benefits of tobacco farming, this video examines the environmental devastation, child labour, debt cycles and deceptive practices of the industry that accompany tobacco production.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://goo.gl/u6s3ww" target="_blank">http://goo.gl/u6s3ww</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">International Development Research Centre</a> <br /> Year:  2011<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Africa</p>TheWaterChannel2014-02-06 14:59:20The Future of Water: Dr. Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy at TEDxUSFhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2122<p> A leading global water professional, Dr. Vairavamoorthy shares how his cultural and spiritual connection with water was developed and how that led to principles of good water stewardship. He shares a story of water and a vision for our future with water that is inspiring and immensely relevant to the future of our planet and our communities. As the founding Dean of the Patel College of Global Sustainability, Dr. Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy is an internationally-recognized expert on urban water systems and sustainable urban resource management. Dr. Vairavamoorthy is Co-Chair of the International Water Association's 'Cities of the Future' program and served as Director of SWITCH, a &euro;25M EU research project for Sustainable Water Management for the City of the Future. Recently he was named a "Water Hero" by Impeller Magazine. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)</p> <p> More info: http://usfweb2.usf.edu/tedx/ <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://usfweb2.usf.edu/tedx/" target="_blank">TEDx USF</a> <br /> Year: 2013 <br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2014-02-06 11:09:05Kampala - Focus Cityhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2121<p> This short videos introduces the Kampala Focus City project by giving an overview of the main environmental and social challenges faced by poor urban dwellers. Through the testimonies of community members and researchers, we learn about the research and action strategies deployed by each city team to find solutions to improve environmental conditions while helping to reduce poverty. This video examines the construction of a sustainable, cohesive community through waste recycling, agro-enterprises, and flood mitigation. </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://goo.gl/71pb9Q" target="_blank">http://goo.gl/71pb9Q</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">International Development Research Centre</a> <br /> Year:  2010<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Kampala, Uganda, Africa</p>TheWaterChannel2014-02-06 11:02:04Water Management in Jordan - SMART Israelhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2120<p> New concepts for a decentralized water management for the Middle East are being developed in the international research project SMART (Sustainable Management of Available Water Resources with Innovative Technologies). The Middle East is one of the worst water shortage regions in the world. Together with colleagues from Jordan, Palestine and Israel, researchers from the Helmholtz Center are exploring ways to stabilize the water supply in this region. The main goal is to use scarce resources in the best possible way, therefore enabling the reuse of wastewater cycles, while at the same time taking into account religious provisions. A Film by Thomas Falkner & André Künzelmann</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.ufz.de/" target="_blank">http://www.ufz.de/ </a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=11382">Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research</a> <br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: West Asia , Middle East, Israel, Palestine, Jordan</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2014-02-06 10:56:29Black out, No More!http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2119<p> Pakistan is facing electricity shortage very badly. It&rsquo;s obvious that government can&rsquo;t solve energy crises in a short time. As a result of not very efficient governance, the energy crises is affecting the farming sector negatively.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Due to the frequency of power cut, one of the progressive farmers in Hyderabad thought outside the box and installed an innovative solar panel in the region. He irrigates also his crops thanks to this solar power energy without power cut.  It seems to be a long way to solve energy problems but is a step forward to it. Pakistani people should not forget that they have enough sunny days! </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.spate-irrigation.org" target="_blank">www.spate-irrigation.org</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv" target="_blank">TheWaterChannel</a><br /> Year: 2014<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Pakistan</p>TheWaterChannel2014-02-05 10:09:33Banana Wind Breakershttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2118<p> In Sindh Province (Pakistan) one of the main crops is banana and will increase the following years. The reason is that local people call the banana "cash crop".  Asim Agriculture Farm (AAF) is one of the few extraordinary progressive farms in Sindh. In order to prevent wind damages AAF engineers have planted tall varieties of banana all around the field and with this simple method , they are able to decrease probability of severe disasters at their farm. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> According to IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) the climate Change predictions in Pakistan will be dangerous due to the global warming. In Tando Allahyar some people already started to follow AAF&rsquo;s good practices. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.spate-irrigation.org" target="_blank">www.spate-irrigation.org</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv" target="_blank">TheWaterChannel</a><br /> Year: 2014<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Pakistan</p>TheWaterChannel2014-02-05 10:03:21Conjunctive win winhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2117<p> Due to the lack of drainage network in Sindh province (Pakistan) the  majority of the farmers are facing water logging problems and as a result,  soil is becoming saline day by day. Once the field becomes saline, farmers can not harvest&hellip; As the majority of Pakistani&rsquo;s income is dependent on agriculture, if they dont open drainage networks, people will face more difficulties&hellip; </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Some of farmers dug their own surface drainage. In this video from the Nawazabad Farm, it shows a very simple surface drainage canal that not only balances groundwater level but also collects seepage from the canal and used as water shortage. Basically Nawazabad farm is doing conjunctive water use at their field. <br /> In these kind of areas where  there is water scarce, one of the best solution is conjunctive water use. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.spate-irrigation.org" target="_blank">www.spate-irrigation.org</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv" target="_blank">TheWaterChannel</a><br /> Year: 2014<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Pakistan</p>TheWaterChannel2014-02-05 09:52:30Mango Mulchinghttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2116<p> The majority of freshwater consumption in the world is for agriculture and unfortunately many countries are  not using water properly. That is why farmers are facing salinity, land degradation, water scarcity, low profit and other relevant problems. Due to unsustainable and insufficient irrigation methods, farmers waste a huge amount of water and already a lot of countries are facing water scarcity significantly. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> In order to decrease water demand Asim Agriculture Farm (AAF) is doing traditional mulching methods and applying less irrigation on their field. Biodegradable mulching not only decreases water demand but also increases soil organic matter. This way, instead of wasting or burning crop residues farmers can reuse and get profit from it.  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> This short film shows that we don&rsquo;t have to know sophisticated technical methods to practice proper farming. As MetaMeta says, &ldquo;Sometimes you&rsquo;re standing on a solution without even knowing it&hellip;&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.spate-irrigation.org" target="_blank">www.spate-irrigation.org</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv" target="_blank">TheWaterChannel</a><br /> Year: 2014<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Pakistan</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2014-02-05 09:42:04The Greenhouse Herohttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2115<p> Pakistan&rsquo;s rural population face particular challenges, with two-thirds of the total population or 80 percent of the poor population living in rural areas (IFAD 2012). Greenhouse is not a common practice in Sindh but it can help farmers to increase crop productivity with modern techniques as the video shows. Unexpected but real improvement on the soil and an easy and cheap tool to change their irrigation system. Economic improvement highly depended on agriculture in Pakistan, so it is maybe the time to change&hellip;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica"> More info: <a href="http://spate-irrigation.org/spate-irrigation-network/pakistan-spate-network/" target="_blank">www.spate-irrigation.org</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv" target="_blank">TheWaterChannel</a><br /> Year: 2014<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Pakistan</p>TheWaterChannel2014-02-04 16:41:03Room for the River, Zutphen, dike relocationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2114<p> At Zutphen the river discharge has to increase. However there is locally a lot of discussion on how to do this.  There are several scenarios of secondar channels in front or behind the Hoven suburb that can be dry or wet. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> More info: <a href="http://www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl/"><span style="color: #168fc6">www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl </span></a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.rombus.nl/"><span style="color: #168fc6">www.rombus.nl</span></a><br /> Year: 2008<br /> Language: English subtitles, Dutch<br /> Region: The Netherlands</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2014-01-31 09:32:23Room for the River, Middelwaard, floodplain excavationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2113<p> The Middelwaard at Rhenen is an old island in the river. To lower the dams at both sides of the Middelwaard and dig up a part of the secondary channel, the old characteristics of the island will come back. The water level in the Lower Rhine will decrease during high water and The Middelwaard will become a nature reserve.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> More info: <a href="http://www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl/"><span style="color: #168fc6">www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl </span></a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.rombus.nl/"><span style="color: #168fc6">www.rombus.nl</span></a><br /> Year: 2008<br /> Language: English subtitles, Dutch<br /> Region: The Netherlands</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2014-01-31 09:29:10Room for the River, De Tollewaard, floodplain excavationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2112<p> Just downstream of Rhenen is an elongated floodplain containing a lovely old secondary channel: the Tollewaard. The water level will decrease during very high water by reducing the embankment of the quay and the ground level in the floodplain. The accessibility to the former stone factories will remain and the Tollewaard will become a nature reserve.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> More info: <a href="http://www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl/"><span style="color: #168fc6">www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl </span></a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.rombus.nl/"><span style="color: #168fc6">www.rombus.nl</span></a><br /> Year: 2008<br /> Language: English subtitles, Dutch<br /> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2014-01-30 10:09:49Room for the River, Vianen Hagestein, floodplain excavationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2111<p> The quietness of the Lek river at Hagestein is a contrast of the noise of cars on the bridges over the river. In addition to commercial vessels, recreational boats can also be found on the river. To discharge the water more easily in the future, floodplains will be lowered, dams will be removed, secondary channels will be dug and cribs will be lowered. The floodplains will change into a nature reserve. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> More info: <a href="http://www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl/"><span style="color: #168fc6">www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl </span></a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.rombus.nl/"><span style="color: #168fc6">www.rombus.nl</span></a><br /> Year: 2008<br /> Language: English subtitles, Dutch<br /> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2014-01-30 10:06:51Room for the River, Noorwaard, flooding of landhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2110<p> In the last 600 years, the polders of the Biesbosch were developed through sand accretion and land acclamation of a big lake. But the discharge of the rivers increased and the sea level rose. To create more space for the river, openings were made in the dikes in order to let the river flow over the land. </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl </a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.rombus.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.rombus.nl</a><br /> Year: 2008<br /> Language: English subtitles, Dutch<br /> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2014-01-29 10:49:40Room for the river, Industrial area Avelingen, floodplain excavationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2109<p> By the construction of a secondary channel, the waterlevel in the Merwede will decrease. The industrial area at Gorinchem will get a new and improved quay. </p> <div> More info: <a href="http://www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl </a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.rombus.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.rombus.nl</a><br /> Year: 2008<br /> Language: English subtitles, Dutch<br /> Region: The Netherlands</div>TheWaterChannel2014-01-29 10:45:33Room for the River, Het Munnikenland, Dike relocationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2108<p> At fort Loevestein the Waal and the Meuse traditionally came together to proceed to the sea as the Merwede. It was always an important military point of castles, forts, fortified towns and fortresses. To give the river more space, the dike at Munnikenland will be relocated  and a secondary channel will be constructed. New developed nature areas fit well with the botanical rich Bloemplaat and the grazed area of Loevestein.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #3f3f3f"> More info: <a href="http://www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl" target="_blank">www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl </a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.rombus.nl" target="_blank">www.rombus.nl</a><br /> Year: 2008<br /> Language: English subtitles, Dutch<br /> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2014-01-28 10:09:03Room for the river: Lowering the cribs at the curves of the Midden Waal, Fort St Andries and Benedenhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2107<p> Because the bed of the river has been deepened for the last 100 years, the cribs are actually higher than necessary. By lowering the cribs the water will drop during high water. The lower cribs will be under water for a large part of the year. The sandy beaches will remain.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #3f3f3f"> More info: <a href="http://www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl" target="_blank">www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl </a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.rombus.nl" target="_blank">www.rombus.nl</a><br /> Year: 2008<br /> Language: English subtitles, Dutch<br /> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2014-01-28 10:04:05Room for the river, Suikerdam and Polderkade, obstructionhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2106<p> The dams of the Gendtsche Waard - the Suikerdam and the Polderkade - are so high that the floodplain during high water is flooded, but the water in the floodplain never flow with the river. By creating openings in the dams, the water can flow in and out the floodplain. This will increase the discharge capacity of the Waal and the water level will decrease. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #3f3f3f"> More info: <a href="http://www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl" target="_blank">www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl </a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.rombus.nl" target="_blank">www.rombus.nl</a><br /> Year: 2008<br /> Language: English subtitles, Dutch<br /> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2014-01-27 10:46:48Room for the river: Millingerwaard, extra floodplain excavationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2105<p> The dam of Millingerwaard is the control valve of the Netherlands. It determines how much water goes to the Waal, and how much to the Lower Rhine and the IJssel. In the Millingerwaard, old secondary channels will be excavated. Forests will be cut down, so that at very high water more water can go through the floodplain and flow into the Waal.</p> <p> More info:  <a href="http://www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl" target="_blank">www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.rombus.nl" target="_blank">www.rombus.nl</a><br /> Year: 2008<br /> Language: English subtitles, Dutch<br /> Region: The Netherlands</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2014-01-27 10:41:13Flood Lines - Urban Adaption to Climate Change in Hoi An, Vietnamhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2104<p> In the city of Hoi An, the people show great resiliency in their ability to cope with natural disasters, specially flooding, which are exacerbated by climate change and development.</p> <p> UN-Habitat has worked with the local government and other stakeholders to assess the climate change vulnerabilities and develop an eco-city strategic plan. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #3f3f3f"> More info: <span style="font: 13.0px Arial; color: #333233"><a href="http://www.fukuoka.unhabitat.org/" target="_blank">www.fukuoka.unhabitat.org</a></span><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.unhabitat.org/categories.asp?catid=555" target="_blank">UN-Habitat worldwide</a><br /> Year: 2014<br /> Language: English subtitles, vietnamese<br /> Region: Vietnam, <span style="font: 13.0px Arial; color: #232323">Southeast Asia</span></p>TheWaterChannel2014-01-21 09:51:49Delhi Water Privatisation Plan: Public Tribunalhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2103<p> <span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17.328125px;">When the Delhi government decided to privatize the water infrastructure in the Indian capital in 2000, a strong resistance movement emerged. These activists, which included Arvind Kejriwal (now the Delhi Chief Minister), have played a critical role of maintaining access to water for Delhiites and have shown the power of collective action.</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17.328125px;"> Due to the successful campaign which exposed the corruption of this potential World Bank project, the project was halted. Arvind Kejriwal explains the influence of the World Bank Group in the bidding procedure to predetermine which corporation (Price Waterhouse Coopers) would profit from the management of such an important public resource in the city of Delhi.</p> <p style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17.328125px;"> Activist and resident of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal was an activist for governmental transparency long before he became the state's Chief Miniser in 2013. He has received awards for his involvement with grassroots organisations in India, prominent one being the "Indian of the Year in Public Service" in 2006. He also co-founded the grassroots organisation Parivartan, devoted to the cause of ensuring just and accountable governance in India.</p> <p style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 17.328125px;"> More info: <a href="http://www.worldbanktribunal.org/water.html" style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif;" target="_blank">http://www.worldbanktribunal.org/water.html</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.worldbanktribunal.org" target="_blank">Independent People's Tribunal of the World Bank Group in India</a> <br /> Year: 2007<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Delhi, India, South Asia</p>TheWaterChannel2014-01-16 12:49:49Clip: Fertile soil being excavated for use in construction (Hadramout, Yemen)http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2101<p> More info: <br /> Produced by: Adel M. Al-Waishali<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: None<br /> Region: Yemen, West Asia</p>TheWaterChannel2014-01-15 11:05:13Honeybee shortage for crop pollinationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2100<p> Europe has 13.4M too few honeybee colonies to properly pollinate its crops, according to new research from the University of Reading. The discovery, co-funded by BBSRC and made by scientists at the university's Centre for Agri-Environmental Research (CAER), shows that demand for insect pollination is growing five times as fast as the number of honeybee colonies across Europe as farmers grow more insect-pollinated oil crops, such as oilseed rape and sunflowers, and fruit. <br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://www.reading.ac.uk/" target="_blank">University of reading</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/food-security/2014/140109-pr-europe-short-of-13m-honeybee-colonies.aspx" target="_blank">BBSRC Media</a><br /> Year: 2014<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: United Kingdom</p>TheWaterChannel2014-01-14 16:15:11Kiss The Waterhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2099<p> A self-taught craftswoman, Scotland's Megan Boyd makes fishing flies that are prized by fishermen and collectors all over the world. Boyd<span style="color: #333233"> had been awarded the British Empire medal for creating this flies with love, dedication and craft...</span> A real documentary by Eric Steel (who also directed The Bridge).</p> <div>  </div> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info:  <a href="http://www.ramsar.org/cda/en/ramsar-sept13-homeindex/main/ramsar/1%5E26292_4000_0__"><span style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); "> www.kiss-the-water.com</span></a><br /> Produced by:<a href="http://http://kiss-the-water.com/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #168fc6"> www.kiss-the-water.com</span></a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Scotland</p>TheWaterChannel2014-01-14 10:25:46The Ramsar conventionhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2098<p>  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 25.0px 1.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> The Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) -- called the "Ramsar Convention" -- is an intergovernmental treaty (the only one dealing with a particular ecosystem) that embodies the commitments of its member countries to maintain the ecological character of their Wetlands of International Importance and to plan for the "wise use", or sustainable use, of all of the wetlands in their territories. The treaty was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971.<br /> Their "wise use" of wetlands is defined as "the maintenance of their ecological character, achieved through the implementation of ecosystem approaches, within the context of sustainable development". "Wise use" therefore has at its heart the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands and their resources, for the benefit of humankind. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info:  <a href="http://www.ramsar.org/cda/en/ramsar-sept13-homeindex/main/ramsar/1^26292_4000_0__" target="_blank"> www.ramsar.org</a><br /> Produced by:<a href="http://www.ramsar.org/cda/en/ramsar-sept13-homeindex/main/ramsar/1^26292_4000_0__" target="_blank"> www.ramsar.org</a><br /> Year: 2010<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2014-01-10 09:46:00ScienceCasts: Starting Fire in Waterhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2097<p> Astronauts on the ISS are experimenting with a form of water that has a strange property: it can help start fire. This fundamental physics investigation could have down-to-Earth benefits such as clean-burning municipal waste disposal and improved saltwater purification.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://science.nasa.gov/" target="_blank">Nasa Science</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: <a href="http://science.nasa.gov/" target="_blank">Nasa Science</a></span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2014</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language:English </span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Region: Netherlands</span></p>TheWaterChannel2014-01-09 11:12:58Designing Smart Urban Water Systems by Marcus Quigleyhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2096<p> We have built our cities largely assuming that water, when not of drinking water quality and properly contained in pressurized pipes, was mostly a nuisance: something to be avoided on roadways, kept out of basements, or piped to the nearest conveyance that could carry it away as quickly as possible. As a society we are rethinking these assumptions and looking more closely at the choices we make and how the actions we take affect the value of water.</p> <p> From Boston, Mr. Quigley elucidates the complexity, scale, and hidden challenges in current urban water management as well as shows examples and live demonstrations of disruptive technologies including live feeds from intelligent and forecast integrated rainwater harvesting systems, combined gray water/stormwater systems, green roofs that think on their own, and ambient information systems that tie people to their water environment by integrating information into living spaces.</p> <p> As Director of Research and Development for Real-Time Services at Geosyntec, Marcus Quigley works on solutions of some of the country's most challenging urban water infrastructure problems through a variety of innovative approaches including physical environmental computing (i.e., treating the physical world as an extension of the virtual internet). </p> <p> TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.tedxbeaconstreet.com/about-tedxbeaconstreet/" target="_blank">TEDxbeaconstreet</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.ted.com/" target="_blank">TED</a><br /> Year: 2014<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2014-01-08 12:29:40Climate TV: Blue-green algaehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2095<p> Blue-green algae are cyanobacteria that are present in many Dutch waters during the summer, causing huge problems among swimmers and animals. Climate change will increase the problems caused by blue-green algae. How dangerous are blue-green algae, and what can you do about it?</p> <p> In this newest episode of Climate TV researchers from Wageningen UR en de Radboud University explain how blue-green algae can cause intestinal problems, increase the risk of cancer and can even result in death.</p> <p> Showing others what they can do about climate change? Share this video on facebook or twitter, or use in your presentations, at school, on your blog. Find Knowledge for Climate also on facebook.com/climatenl Video production: Arteffects, Arnhem</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">More info: </span><a href="http://www.kennisvoorklimaat.nl/superveiligedijk" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" target="_blank">http://www.kennisvoorklimaat.nl/superveiligedijk</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> </span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Produced by: </span><a href="http://knowledgeforclimate.climateresearchnetherlands.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Kennis voor Klimaat</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Year: 2013</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Language: Dutch with English subtitles</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Region: Netherlands</span></p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2014-01-06 10:38:50Climate TV: Water bufferhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2094<p> The Netherlands is facing an increasing sea level, water shortage and silting up of the ground. Storing freshwater underground makes sure there is enough freshwater in times of drought.</p> <p> Showing others what they can do about climate change? Share this video on facebook or twitter, or use in your presentations, at school, on your blog.</p> <p> Find Knowledge for Climate also on facebook.com/waterbuffer Video production: Arteffects, Arnhem</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">More info: </span><a href="http://www.kennisvoorklimaat.nl/superveiligedijk" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" target="_blank">http://www.kennisvoorklimaat.nl/superveiligedijk</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> </span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Produced by: </span><a href="http://knowledgeforclimate.climateresearchnetherlands.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Kennis voor Klimaat</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Year: 2013</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Language: Dutch with English subtitles</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Region: Netherlands</span></p>TheWaterChannel2014-01-06 10:36:52Climate TV: Superstormhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2093<p> A super storm like Sandy in New York can also happen in the Netherlands. We are not prepared for something like this at all. Which measures can we take to mitigate the consequences and what can you do yourself? In this episode of Knowledge for Climate TV researchers and policy makers show how they work together to make the Netherlands safer and mitigate the consequences of a super storm.</p> <p> Warning people for the consequences of a superstorm or flood? Share this video on facebook, twitter or use the video in your presentations at work or school. Find us on facebook.com/climatenl</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">More info: </span><a href="http://www.kennisvoorklimaat.nl/superveiligedijk" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" target="_blank">http://www.kennisvoorklimaat.nl/superveiligedijk</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> </span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Produced by: </span><a href="http://knowledgeforclimate.climateresearchnetherlands.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Kennis voor Klimaat</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Year: 2013</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Language: Dutch with English subtitles</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Region: Netherlands</span></p>TheWaterChannel2014-01-06 10:01:33Climate TV: Supersafe dikes (English subs)http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2091<p> Climate change forces The Netherlands to deal with large amounts of water. As the sea level rises, the risk of dike breaches grows. Supersafe dikes are dikes that are not higher but broader. In fact, they are so broad you can build on top of it. Supersafe dikes are strong, are almost impossible to breach and merge with their surroundings.</p> <p> Showing others what they can do about climate change? Share this video on facebook or twitter, or use in your presentations, at school, on your blog.</p> <p> Find Knowledge for Climate also on facebook.com/climatenl<br /> Video production: Arteffects, Arnhem</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.kennisvoorklimaat.nl/superveiligedijk" target="_blank">http://www.kennisvoorklimaat.nl/superveiligedijk</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://knowledgeforclimate.climateresearchnetherlands.nl/">Kennis voor Klimaat</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: Dutch with English subtitles<br /> Region: Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2013-12-21 11:33:00Saluting the Magic of Forest Conservationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2090<p> Lap of nature has always been giving life and livelihood to mankind. Conservation of nature&hellip; protection of the forest&hellip; providing the real knowledge of the flora and the fauna to the farmer&hellip; brainstorming on the burning issue of Global Warming&hellip; were the main focus at the Indian Institute of Bio-social Research And Development (IBRAD)&rsquo;s SANCALP 2013. The national convention provides a platform to community leaders of different Indian states to come and share their experiences in the field of natural resource management.</p> <p> More info:  <a href="http://www.ibradindia.org/" target="_blank">http://www.ibradindia.org/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.ibradindia.org/" target="_blank">Indian Institute of Bio-social Research And Development</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English, Various, English titles<br /> Region: India</p>TheWaterChannel2013-12-20 16:42:37Introducción al Concepto 3Rhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2089<p>  </p> <div style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "> <p> 3R es una iniciativa llevada a cabo por cuatro entidades holandesas ( RAIN, Acacia Water, MetaMeta and Aqua for all) , involucradas en la gestión sostenible de los recursos hídricos para contribuir en la adaptación al cambio climático y la ayuda al desarrollo . 3R (recarga, retención y reuso) es un planteamiento diferente, no enfocado en la distribución de recursos escasos, sino en capturar y retener el agua de lluvia y extender la cadena de usos y re-usos.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; color: rgb(35, 35, 35); "> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">El objetivo es la puesta en práctica de tecnologías innovadoras para optimizar la utilización del agua de lluvia. Algunas de estas soluciones 3R ya se aplican en muchos países. La organización 3R les invita a unir  esfuerzos y conectarse a nuestra red en expansión , compartir sus ideas y explorar la colaboración en nuevos proyectos o en los que ya están en curso.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; color: rgb(35, 35, 35); "> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">El representante del consorcio 3R, Jan Teun Visscher, introduce el concepto 3R mediante esta presentación.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; color: rgb(35, 35, 35); min-height: 14px; ">  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> More info: <a href="http://www.bebuffered.com/" target="_blank"><span style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); ">www.bebuffered.com</span></a><br /> Produced: TheWaterChannel<br /> Language: Spanish<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Region: Global</p> </div> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-12-17 17:23:11Netherlands, Water, Diplomacy and Peacehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2087<p> Managing water is inevitably a multi-stakeholder process, and therefore one with potential for conflict and involving a certain degree of diplomacy.</p> <p> A small country with a long history of battling floods and managing its water with great economy, The Netherlands seeks to engage with water diplomacy as a niche for its foreign policy. What gives it the authority, the knowledge and legitimacy to do so? Rob Swartbol (Director General for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands) and Rabin Baldewsingh (Deputy Mayor, The Hague) make the Dutch case in this video.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.clingendael.nl/sites/default/files/20111200_cling_report_waterdiplomacy_rgenderen_jrood.pdf" target="_blank">Water Diplomacy: a Niche for The Netherlands</a> (Document)<br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: The Netherlands, Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-12-09 19:30:49Mekong: Transboundary Waters, Transboundary Laws and Cooperationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2086<p> The Mekong is one of the world&rsquo;s great river systems. It supports great biodiversity and rural livelihoods that sustain over 60 million people. To meet the growing energy needs of the region, a number of hydroelectric dams have been planned along the river (in the Lower Mekong Basin). As is the case with most big dam projects, these have generated a lot of debate. Supporters point to their potential to generate much-needed power, while detractors highlight the ecological harm they are likely to cause.</p> <p> Hydroelectric projects are approved/disapproved by sovereign nations while river waters and ecological zones are spread across boundaries. It is the mandate of the Mekong River Commission to facilitate cooperation among the riparian countries over judicious transboundary management of the river waters, and foster sustainable development in the region.</p> <p> But why would sovereign nations choose to be bound by transboundary treaties, instead of pursuing national interests? And what is the value of international treaties/ international laws when complying with them is voluntary? Hans Guttman (CEO, Mekong River Commission), Zaki Shubber (Faculty, UNESCO-IHE) and Judge Kenneth Keith (International Court of Justice) address these questions from the points of view of the Mekong river basin and international water law.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.mrcmekong.org/" target="_blank">Mekong River Commission</a> ; <a href="http://www.internationalwaterlaw.org/" target="_blank">International Water Law Project</a> ; <a href="http://mekongcitizen.org/" target="_blank">Mekong Citizen</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: South East Asia, Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-12-06 13:03:17Clean Drinking Water a Distant Dream in Odishahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2085<p> Rain couldn't quench the thirst of 2000 people in Odisha. Yes, after a month long wait children could take bath in the mud water. The same is used for drinking. As, all hand pumps have given up, except one. The pump house that was established with hopes to give water in community taps, lasted just for a month. Nitu Chakia brings a shocking story from Padmakesharipur village, in Bhubneshwar block of Khordha district, Odisha. </p> <p>  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> More info: <a href="http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/audio-visual/video"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053bee">http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/audio-visual/video</span></a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.videovolunteers.org/"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053bee">Video Volunteers</span></a><br /> Language: English subtitles<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Region: India</p>TheWaterChannel2013-12-05 11:23:14Residents Troubled by Open Drainshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2084<p> IndiaUnheard Community Correspondent Nitu Chakia reports from Sikharchandi, Odisha, on the challenges her community faces due to open drains. She also highlights the attempts made by the community to be heard, and the government's failure to hear them out.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> More info: <a href="http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/audio-visual/video"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053bee">http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/audio-visual/video</span></a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.videovolunteers.org/"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053bee">Video Volunteers</span></a><br /> Language: English subtitles<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Region: India</p>TheWaterChannel2013-12-05 11:17:09Fans instead of fish | Global Ideashttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2083<p> The men in this village of Daku in the Fiji Islands are preparing for a new era: they&rsquo;ve been used to returning home with lots of fish but the river has become increasingly sandy due to the cutting of mangroves.  And floods have also raised salinity levels in the water, complicating the planting of fruits and vegetables.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Today, the village is relying on its women to earn an income by selling hand-woven palm products.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info:<a href="http://www.dw.de/top-stories/global-ideas/s-30654" target="_blank"> </a><a href="http://www.ideasforacoolerworld.org/">GLOBAL IDEAS</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.dw.de/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration: underline">deutsche welle</span></a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Fiji Islands</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323">  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-12-04 09:47:25WaterStep Reaches Out For Typhoon Victimshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2082<p>  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 18.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> On November 7th and 8th the strongest storm of the 2013&rsquo; swept through the Philippines destroying homes and property leaving tens of thousands homeless and without the ability to provide for their basic needs.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 18.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> WaterStep immediately went into disaster response mode and they have been blowing the trumpet and sounding the alarms for all to come to the aide of our Pilipino brothers and sisters who are is dire need of safe water.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> To date, WaterStep have raised enough funds to send 15 portable water systems and WaterStep representatives to train local residents on the operation and maintenance of the system. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> If you want to make any donation to Save Lives with SafeWater please visit <a href="http://www.waterstep.org" target="_blank">www.waterstep.org</a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.susana.org/case-studies">www.waterstep.org</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.waterstep.org" target="_blank">www.waterstep.org</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-12-03 11:36:35EcoSan Promotion Project (Kenya) - Public sanitation block with biogas plant at Naivasha bus parkhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2079<p> This video shows the EcoSan public sanitation project at the bus park of Naivasha in central Kenya. The sanitation system uses flush toilets connected to a biogas plant. The biogas is used at an adjacent cafe for cooking.</p> <p> This project has been financed by EU, SIDA and GTZ (BMZ). It has been implemented by the EcoSan Promotion Project of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) in 2009.<br /> <br /> For further information please contact:<br /> patrick.onyango@gtz-wsrp.or.ke<br /> christian.rieck@gtz.de<br /> <br /> or visit:<br /> www.gtz.de/ecosan<br /> www.susana.org/case-studies<br /> <br /> This video is footage of a documentary which has been produced by:<br /> ------------------<br /> Vital Link Production Limited,<br /> P.O. Box 4286-00506 Nairobi,<br /> email vitalinkco@gmail.com,<br /> tel 0722909422/0722349599.<br /> <br /> Full documentary has been broadcast on Kenyan national TV stations:<br /> ------------------<br /> 1.Citizen TV station Kenya: (4 times)<br /> 2.KTN TV station: (2 times)<br />  </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.susana.org/case-studies" target="_blank">www.susana.org/case-studies</a> <br /> Produced by: Vital Link Production Limited, Nairobi; for EU-SIDA Ecosan Promotion Project; and Water Sector reform Program MWI, Kenya <br /> Year: 2010<br /> Language: Various, with English subtitles<br /> Region: Kenya, East Africa</p>TheWaterChannel2013-12-02 14:48:59School sanitation - a common challenge in Kenyahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2078<p> School sanitation - a common challenge in Kenya! The videos drastically shows the state of toilets and their negative influence on the hygiene situation and learning conditions in schools. The installation of ecosan systems is generating the confidence amongst the school staff to solve their sanitation problems and to gain from the benefits of biogas use, fertilizer and the irrigation water thereby saving on costs and boosting agricultural production."<br /> <br /> This project has been financed by EU, SIDA and GTZ (BMZ). It has been implemented by the EcoSan Promotion Project of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) in 2007 to 2010. More than 800 toilets, so called Urine Diversion Dehydration Toilets (UDDTs) were constructed with CBOs and beneficiaries at households and at schools in rural and peri-urban areas. A different technology called pour-flush toilets in combination with Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS) was constructed in 7 schools and at 3 public places. 5 more public toilets are currently under construction by the Kenyan water sector institutions lead by the Water Services Trust Fund and various Water Services Boards. Part 4 of 4.</p> <p> This video is footage of a documentary which has been produced by:<br /> ------------------<br /> Vital Link Production Limited,<br /> P.O. Box 4286-00506 Nairobi,<br /> email vitalinkco@gmail.com,<br /> tel 0722909422/0722349599.<br /> <br /> The full documentary has been broadcast at Kenyan national TV stations:<br /> ------------------<br /> 1.Citizen TV station Kenya<br /> 2.KTN TV station</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.susana.org/case-studies" target="_blank">www.susana.org/case-studies</a> <br /> Produced by: Vital Link Production Limited, Nairobi; for EU-SIDA Ecosan Promotion Project; and Water Sector reform Program MWI, Kenya <br /> Year: 2010<br /> Language: Various, with English subtitles<br /> Region: Kenya, East Africa</p>TheWaterChannel2013-12-02 14:48:17Fog Netshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2077<p> Approximately 10 million residents living in Peru's capital Lima do not have access to running water.But in the arid hillsides surrounding the capital - the second driest in the world - farmers are using simple fog nets to catch moisture in the air.The area's thick fog condenses on specially erected mesh nets, and drips onto a plastic gutter before collecting in a storage tank. The water is then used to irrigate crops on once barren land.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 14.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Russell Beard travels to the foothills of the Andes to see landscapes and communities transformed by these simple fog catchers.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/earthrise/2013/10/fog-nets-20131089217828936.html" target="_blank">AlJazeera</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/earthrise/2013/10/fog-nets-20131089217828936.html" target="_blank">AlJazeera</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: Spanish, English subtitles<br /> Region: Lima, Peru</p>TheWaterChannel2013-12-02 09:53:58Games and Capacity Buildinghttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2076<p> After a long career in water, <a href="http://www.unesco-ihe.org/jetze-heun" target="_blank">Jetze Heun</a>, Programme Director DUPC at UNESCO-IHE, is retiring. Since 1975, he has lived abroad in several countries, and has spent more than 12 years of working at the Institute.<br /> <br /> Teaching is one of his passions, and during his career he developed several interactive simulation role plays for use in education. A Mini symposium in honour of Jetze Heun was organised: "How serious gaming? Adding value to water management."<br /> <br /> In this presentation <a href="http://www.unesco-ihe.org/wim-douven" target="_blank">Wim Douven</a> talks about games and capacity building.<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://www.unesco-ihe.org" target="_blank">www.unesco-ihe.org</a> and <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=197">http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=197</a><br /> Produced by: h2videokanaal<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-27 14:18:13Indus, India and Pakistan: Way Forward for Transboundary Cooperationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2075<p> Should Pakistan look to develop water storage in India? Should India look to develop hydropower facilities across the border in Pakistan?</p> <p> Drastic as they might sound, these suggestions make much economic and hydrological sense. In this interview, David Grey (Oxford University) discusses this idea in the context of India, Pakistan and the Indus Waters Commission they have formed to jointly manage the transboundary Indus River. The commission has been a remarkable success, in that while India and Pakistan have had tensions and wars over several issues, water has never been one of them. David discusses how the commission should build further on what it has achieved. He calls for greater cooperation between the two riparian nations as both of them (and the South Asian region) stand to gain much out of it.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/peace">www.thewaterchannel.tv/peace</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: India, Pakistan, South Asia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-26 18:57:57Roads for Water: Webinarhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2074<p> <strong>(It is recommended to watch the video in full screen.</strong><br /> <strong>Sound quality improves 1:40 onwards)</strong></p> <p> Question: How can dusty roads provide water?<br /> Answer: By harvesting and storing rainwater when it falls on them.</p> <p> A 30 mm rainfall over a 1-kilometre stretch of road can produce up to 100,000 litres of water. This number points to a huge potential. </p> <p> In this webinar &lsquo;Roads for Water&rsquo; (organised November 23, 2013), Ian Neal (Excellent Development) and Frank van Steenbergen (MetaMeta) discuss the science and real-world experiences that show how <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> road infrastructure could be optimized for smart water management, and vice-versa</span>. Theyalso discuss what we could learn from them in order to develop a nexus approach to infrastructure development and water harvesting.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/webinar">www.thewaterchannel.tv/webinar</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-26 18:35:12Water harvesting on roadshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2073<p> How to turn a liability of water run off from a road into a hydration opportunity.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=182" target="_blank">Roads for Water, Water for Roads</a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Produced by: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfvkqx_M5v9vU7yEJXoImgQ?feature=watch" target="_blank">Rob Avis</a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Language: USA</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Region: Ladakh, India, South Asia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-26 12:12:00Climate Change: Rajasthanhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2072<p> In arid northwestern state of Rajasthan, the areas of Thar desert experience extreme shortage of water. With changing rain fall patterns and decline ground water supply, the impacts of climate change are visible and the need for action urgent.</p> <p>  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.seedsindia.org/"><span style="text-decoration: underline">http://www.seedsindia.org/</span></a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Produced by: <a href="http://www.chintangohil.com/Site/home.html"><span style="text-decoration: underline">Chintan Gohil</span></a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Language: English, Hindi with English subtitles</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Region: Ladakh, India, South Asia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-22 11:36:35Climate Change: Ladakhhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2071<p> Ladakh, the cold desert in the high Himalayas is a place of subtle ecological balance and it is at the forefront of climate change impacts. This film highlights some of the issues faced by the region and some of the efforts made towards climate change adaptation.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.seedsindia.org/"><span style="text-decoration: underline">http://www.seedsindia.org/</span></a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Produced by: <a href="http://www.chintangohil.com/Site/home.html"><span style="text-decoration: underline">Chintan Gohil</span></a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Language: English, Hindi with English subtitles</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Region: Ladakh, India, South Asia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-22 11:12:57Regreening the Campushttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2069<p> The University Campus of the Arid Zone Agricultural University, Rawalpindi (Pakistan) was regreened by the development of flood water reservoirs, the planting of trees on the bank and the use of dengue-eating fish.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.uaar.edu.pk/" target="_blank">Arid Agricultural University Rawalpindi </a><br /> Produced by:  <a href="http://www.uaar.edu.pk/" target="_blank">Arid Agricultural University Rawalpindi </a><br /> Language: English<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Region: Pakistan</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-21 10:08:31Rural drinking water system: Lack of accountability of public engineershttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2068<p> In Padmakesharipur village in India, people have to walk 3 kilometres just to fetch drinking water for their daily needs. Those who can&rsquo;t make the trip use local non-improved sources such as open ponds/ditches. There are public systems there that do not work. It is the responsibility of government engineers to fix them and oversee their upkeep. The residents have complained and petitioned them--- and higher authorities&mdash;but to no avail.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/audio-visual/video"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053df5">http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/audio-visual/video</span></a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.videovolunteers.org/"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053df5">Video Volunteers</span></a><br /> Language: Odiya with English subtitles<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Region: India</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-20 11:39:31Sanitation: Government apathy in Padamkesharipur villagehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2067<p>  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> In an all-too-familiar story, a 2000-member rural community in Padmakesharipur village (Orissa state, India) lacks access to basic sanitation. They are forced to relieve themselves in the open, in ways that are inconvenient, unhygienic and undignified. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> There isn&rsquo;t a lack of government schemes and grievance redressal mechanisms. Its just that they don&rsquo;t work. Over the years, the villagers have made several complaints to local politicians and public officials and have been promised proper action each time. But nothing has been done so far.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/audio-visual/video"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053df5">http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/audio-visual/video</span></a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.videovolunteers.org/"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053df5">Video Volunteers</span></a><br /> Language: Odiya with English subtitles<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Region: India</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-20 11:31:39Lack of toilets, lack of hygiene, loss of dignityhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2066<p> 300 people living in a residential block within an urban area in western India (Limbdi, Gujarat state) lack access to toilets close to their home. And this is something they are entitled to, under a government scheme. Nevertheless, they are forced to walk long distances to the closest public toilets, where they face various forms of abuse from anti-social elements.  Apart from the inconvenience and the loss of dignity, this has led to a number of diseases within this community. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 12.0px Arial"> These people have organized themselves and demonstrated in front of civic authorities. But that wasn&rsquo;t sufficient; their situation has not improved the least bit.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/audio-visual/video"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053df5">http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/audio-visual/video</span></a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.videovolunteers.org/"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053df5">Video Volunteers</span></a><br /> Language: Hindi with English subtitles<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Region: India</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-20 11:18:28Bypased by government sanitation schemeshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2065<p> Akshaya Sethi from Karthuta village (Jagatsingpur district, India) lives below the official poverty line and is therefore entitled to support from the local government for building a latrine for his family. However, like 100 other &lsquo;poor&rsquo; families in his village, he has been bypassed by the scheme and his family members continue to have a hard time meeting their sanitation needs with minimum dignity. This is especially difficult for women, and especially difficult during the rainy season.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/audio-visual/video"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053df5">http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/audio-visual/video</span></a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.videovolunteers.org/"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053df5">Video Volunteers</span></a><br /> Language: Odiya with English subtitles<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Region: India</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-20 11:13:05Drinking water shortage in Themra villagehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2064<p> Themra village (Kalahandi district) in India suffer from acute shortage of drinking water, on account of inadequate supply systems suffering from apathy of the designated government authorities. The amount of water these systems can supply is way less than what the 1000 residents need. Abhishek tells us the problem.</p> <p> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">More info: <a href="http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/audio-visual/video">http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/audio-visual/video</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.videovolunteers.org/">Video Volunteers</a><br /> Language: Hindi with English subtitles</span></span><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Region: India</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-20 11:07:48Sanimationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2063<p>  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Did you ever consider the environmental consequences every time you flush the toilet? Find out what happens, and why it is interesting, in this short and funny whiteboard animation. Learn more about the alternatives of sanitation, how energy and water can be saved and last but not least how life-essential nutrients can be recycled. Sanimation is an academic message served in a charming low-tech manner. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> This video shows you the truth about the last taboo of our age. The reason for why you should give a shit!</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.sswm.info/" target="_blank">www.sswm.info</a> <a href="http://www.susana.org/" target="_blank">www.susana.org/</a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Produced by: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2_JJYcP3Efp0q6QJlZWSAw?feature=watch" target="_blank">sanimation</a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Language: English</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-19 15:47:13Clean Water for Lifehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2062<p> Clean Water for Life´s mission is to reach as many people as possible to save lives with inexpensive filter solutions that can be quickly set up in emergency situations. They also provide sand filter solutions, which offer a real long-term sustainable supply of clean water.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 23.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> "32 million people in latin america and the caribbean lack access to clean water; the average American uses is 25 gallons of water per 10 minutes shower".</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 23.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> This american company have found affordable solutions, which help growing communities become self-sustaining, rather than dependent. Their goal is to provide people with the tools, solutions and site-specific clean water intelligence so that all people can have clean water for life.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #168fc6"> <span style="color: #000000">More info: </span><a href="http://cleanwaterlife.com/" target="_blank">www.cleanwaterlife.com/</a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Produced by: <a href="http://cleanwaterlife.com/" target="_blank">www.cleanwaterlife.com/</a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Language: English</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Region: Global</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-19 13:08:19Serious Game - Aqua Republicahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2061<p> While the world of Aqua Republica is fictitious, the challenges of sustainably managing a limited supply of water resources in a situation of growing demand between multiple users and uses are very much based on real life scenarios. Aqua Republica is an upcoming online strategic game that helps raise awareness and educate stakeholders of the importance and challenges of managing limited natural resources in the face of multiple and often competing demands in the drive towards sustainable development and climate change adaptation.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> The aim is to promote sustainable water resources management by sharing knowledge, to raise awareness and build capacity in some of the most critical issues in water resources management through serious gaming, where participants can experience making decisions in managing a catchment in an interactive and engaging way, and in doing so learn about the connectivity and importance of water resources, as well as the need for careful management.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://aquarepublica.com/" target="_blank">www.aquarepublica.com</a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Produced by: <a href="http://aquarepublica.com/" target="_blank">www.aquarepublica.com</a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Language: English</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Year: 2012</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-18 12:24:37Inside Story - Water under pressurehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2060<p> We ask why the source of life has become a source of tension in regions across the world. And as populations grow and supplies decline, what can be done to safeguard the world's most precious resource?</p> <p> To discuss this, Inside Story, with presenter Sue Turton is joined by: Dr Patrick Huntjens, the head of Water Diplomacy at The Hague Institute for Global Justice, which organised this week's conference; Dr Hakan Tropp, the managing director of the Knowledge Services department at the Stockholm International Water Institute; and Aaron Wolf, the director of the Water Conflict Management Programme at Oregon State University.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 14.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> The way we deal with water is changing, the privatisation of water is a reality and  a trend that has taken root in some South American countries: here, the water is sold as a commodity, like oil.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 14.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> An <a href="http://thehagueinstituteforglobaljustice.org/index.php?page=Events-Events-Upcoming_events-International_Conference:__Water_Security_and_Peace&pid=123&id=134#.UonVwDkzJFI" target="_blank">international conference</a> taked place at The Hague in the Netherlands to discuss issues around water security and peace.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info:<a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2013/11/water-under-pressure-2013111595119610172.html" target="_blank"> www.aljazeera.com</a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Produced by: <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2013/11/water-under-pressure-2013111595119610172.html" target="_blank"> www.aljazeera.com</a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Language: English</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Region: Global</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-18 09:51:51Geothermal Energy, powering Cava-El Medi Ambienthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2058<p> Cava is a Spanish sparkling wine of Denominación de Origen status, it can be white or rosé and mostly produced in Catalonia.  The latest step towards production methods that respect the environment is the use of geothermal energy to generate the cold water needed for the fermentation process. In the Mediterranean countries there is a need for cold, not heat so the application of this method at the Gramona Winery has allowed them to stop using combustible fossil fuel in all the production process, which has an economic and environmental advantage for ecological and sustainable wines and cavas.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> &ldquo;El Medi Ambient&rdquo; is a daily program directed by Xavier Duran for the <a href="http://www.tv3.cat/sales/who">TV3</a> information service, one of the channels of the regional &ldquo;Televisió de Catalunya&rdquo;. It aims to provide an informative but rigorous overview of environmental issues to a broad audience. The programs are not only about natural areas, biodiversity and archaeological remains but also innovation, economics, welfare and health, and they always try to reflect different sides of the argument.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info:<span style="text-decoration: underline"> <a href="http://www.tv3.cat/elmediambient/programes.htm">El Medi Ambient</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Produced by:<a href="http://www.tv3.cat/"><span style="text-decoration: underline"> TV3</span></a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Language: Catalan, English subtitles</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Year: 2012</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Region: Catalonia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-15 12:14:47Urban Kidneyshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2054<p> Fishery Cooperatives in the Eastern Kolkata Wetlands (on the outskirts of the metropolis) channel wastewater from the municipal systems to fishponds, where organic waste in the waters settles down and serves as food for the fish. When the water levels in the fish ponds rise the fishermen release water through outlets which is much more clean than when it came in. The water is clean enough to be released into river systems in the area.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">One wonders why not more cities have such kidney systems, even as they grow and generate more and more waste water. There must be more opportunities for managed urban wetlands. Moreover, with pre-treatment, changing vegetation, pulsing inflow and hydraulic control structures, their functioning can be optimized. They have everything going for them: they clean up waste water at no cost; they create amenity and generate much needed employment and jobs while converting waste into nutrients</span></p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=198" target="_blank">TheWaterBlog</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: Bangla and English<br /> Region: West Bengal, India, South Asia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-11 20:12:04Jetze Heun- Reflections from the Playground Unesco IHEhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2053<p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 50, 51); font-family: Arial;">After a long career in water, </span><a href="http://www.unesco-ihe.org/node/733" style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="color: #4d4499">Jetze Heun</span></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 50, 51); font-family: Arial;">, Programme Director DUPC at UNESCO-IHE, is retiring. Since 1975, he has lived abroad in several countries, and has spent more than 12 years of working at the Institute. His main interest is in Water Resources Planning and Management in the broadest sense, based on an academic background in civil engineering -land and water development. He has built up a great track record in education and research, in leading multi-disciplinary projects and in management functions. He currently guides the UNESCO-IHE Partnership for Water Education and Research.Teaching is one of his passions, and during his career he developed several interactive simulation role plays for use in education.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 24.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> <span style="color: #232323">More info:<a href="http://www.aquaforall.nl/"><span style="color: #168fc6"> </span></a><a href="http://www.unesco-ihe.org/how-serious-gaming-adding-value-water-management"><span style="color: #4d4499">www.unesco-ihe.org</span></a></span><br /> <span style="color: #232323">Produced by:</span><span style="color: #168fc6"> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/h2videokanaal?feature=watch">h2videokanaal</a></span><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-11 10:17:50How serious Gaming Symposium- Tygron Unesco IHEhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2052<p> The games and visualizations can help to speed up and simplify any decision-making process. All the parties involved can look for solutions together in a virtual test environment. These are well thought-out solutions that have a broad base of support. Symposium on gaming as a way to facilitate decision making in water management.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> <span style="color: #232323">More info:</span><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#168fc6"> <a href="http://www.tygron.nl/home_en/tygron/" target="_blank">www.tygron.nl</a></font><br /> <span style="color: #232323">Produced by:</span><span style="color: #168fc6"> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/h2videokanaal?feature=watch">h2videokanaal</a></span><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-11 10:12:12IWWA 2013- Sarphati Sanitation Award Ceremonyhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2050<p> Recording of the Sarphati Sanitation Award Ceremony at the International Water Week Amsterdam on Tuesday November 5 2013. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> <span style="color: #232323">More info:<a href="http://www.aquaforall.nl/" target="_blank"> </a></span><a href="http://www.aquaforall.nl/" target="_blank">www.aquaforall.nl</a><br /> <span style="color: #232323">Produced by:</span><span style="color: #168fc6"> </span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/h2videokanaal?feature=watch" target="_blank"><span style="font: 13.0px Arial">h2videokanaal</span></a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-06 09:57:56Chhattisgarh Forest JFM Success Story - Sabai Rassi Part Ihttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2048<p> Excellent example of Joint forest Management activities in alternative employment and income activity on production of Sabai Rassi through self help group and self dependency of forest management committees.</p> <p>  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #168fc6"> <span style="color: #000000">More info: </span><a href="http://www.cgforest.com/English/JFM.htm" target="_blank">www.cgforest.com</a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #168fc6"> <span style="color: #000000">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.cgforest.com/English/JFM.htm" target="_blank">www.cgforest.com</a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Year: 2011</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Language: English</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-01 17:10:49A Budding Interest: Organic Farming - The PRASAD Projecthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2047<p> This Progress Report video was completed for the 2013 CGI Annual Meeting. It details progress on the PRASAD Project's commitment to action, A Budding Interest: Organic Farming. In 2012, the PRASAD Project committed to addressing regional issues of environmental degradation, economic disempowerment, illiteracy, and food insecurity in the Tansa Valley of India by supporting local farmers and their families address these issues through the establishment and expansion of several programs, including the adoption of organic farming techniques. To address land degradation and soil erosion problems, the PRASAD Project will provide training in organic farming and horticulture to local farmers. They will aid in the implementation of an integrated watershed program for better, more sustainable water resource use and will implement soil conservation and tree planting programs. To address regional economic issues, the PRASAD Project will help farmers and their families access markets for their food and other agricultural outputs. The PRASAD Project, in conjunction with these activities, commits to providing a series of trainings to community residents which include literacy, vocational, environmental education, social health awareness, and sanitation and solid waste management programs. To support the long term impact and sustainability of these programs and initiatives, the PRASAD Project will conduct these trainings with the support of a number of Self-Help Groups (SHGs). Adopting a multifaceted approach recognizes that these issues are interrelated and inextricably linked.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #168fc6"> <span style="color: #000000">More info: <a href="http://www.clintonglobalinitiative.org/">http://www.clintonglobalinitiative.org/</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #168fc6"> <span style="color: #000000">Produced by: <a href="http://www.clintonglobalinitiative.org/" target="_blank">http://www.clintonglobalinitiative.org/</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Language: English</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-01 17:03:09Nieuwe Boulevard Scheveningen in een paar minuten (timelapse)http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2046<p> In Scheveningen, a popular tourist coastal town, the renovation of the boulevard and the upgrading of the dike was integrated. With this solution Scheveningen remains an attractive place for tourism while protecting the hinter land and The Hague against sea flooding.</p> <p>  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #168fc6"> <span style="color: #000000">More info: <a href="http://www.denhaag.nl/home.htm" target="_blank">www.denhaag.nl</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #168fc6"> <span style="color: #000000">Produced by: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/klimaatdijk?feature=watch">Gemeentedenhaag</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Language: Dutch</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-01 11:43:42Brede Dijkenhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2045<p> Brede Dijken (Wide dikes) are dikes hundreds of meters wide integrated into our Dutch landscape . With the klimaatdijk (Climate dike) there is no risk of dike breaches and this low country now and in the future. Grontmij developed together with Wageningen University this revolutionary concept .Due to the width , there is no danger of a break-through. The Climate Dijk ensures that the hinterland is safe and protected .</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font: 12.0px Arial">More info: </span><a href="http://grontmij.nl/klimaatdijk" target="_blank">klimaatdijk</a></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Produced by: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/klimaatdijk?feature=watch" target="_blank">Klimaatdijk</a></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Year: 2008</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Language: Dutch</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Region: The Netherlands</span></span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-01 11:30:02Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie Fort Rijnauwenhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2044<p> Film Frank Dorren the Dutch Waterline. Mounting: Andries Wijnkers - Music: Johan van der Voet / Sound Gram Post.</p> <p>  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Produced by:  <a href="http://www.soundgram.com/" target="_blank">soundgram</a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Year: 2012</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Language: Dutch</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-01 10:15:49National Landscapes - New Dutch Waterlinehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2043<p> The New Dutch Water is an important line of defense in Dutch history. The great historical value led to registration for the World Heritage List (1995) and the list of national monuments as well as to the status of National Landscape (2005). The New Dutch Waterline was replacing dating from the late 17th century Dutch Waterline and bears since 1871 this new name. An important difference between the old and the new line is that the city of Utrecht now fell within the board. The waterline was like a protective ring around the cities of Holland, 85 kilometers long and 3 to 5 kilometers wide. 46 forts the line stretched from the island in the Zuiderzee Pampus to the Biesbosch. In addition, the board consists of five fortified Muiden, Weesp, Naarden, Gorinchem and Woudrichem.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/NederlandNatuur?feature=watch" target="_blank">NederlandNatuur</a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Produced by: <a href="http://www.ncrv.nl/" target="_blank">www.crv.nl/</a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Year: 2012</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Language: Dutch</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-01 10:06:46The Dutch Waterline Animation Filmhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2042<p>  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Because large parts of The Netherlands are below sealevel, the dutch have been fighting the water for as long as we can remember. However, water isn&rsquo;t the only enemy of our country. In times of war water became a welcome ally and the nation&rsquo;s best line of defence. The dutch caused intentional inundation using Hollands biggest secret weapon: the Dutch Waterline.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> In contrast to the 1672 Old Waterline, the new one (from 1885) was never fully inundated. After World War II the Waterline no longer played a prominent role and was quitly forgotten.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> The Line today offers many tourism and recreational possibilities. Every fort has a different purpose, for example, a camping site, a wine cellar, museum a restaurant or naturereserve.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.hollandsewaterlinie.nl/pages/the-dutch-waterline.aspx" target="_blank">www.hollandsewaterlinie.nl</a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Produced by: <a href="http://www.hollandsewaterlinie.nl/pages/the-dutch-waterline.aspx" target="_blank">www.hollandsewaterlinie.nl</a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Year: 2009</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Language: Dutch</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Region: The Netherlands</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-11-01 09:54:38Vertical Gardens, another orientation for urban Greenery- El Medi Ambienthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2041<p> With vertical gardens cities can compensate for the lack of land to increase the area of ??green spaces. The largest vertical garden in Europe can be found in Tarragona (Catalonia): It covers 3,200 square meters and one of its strong points is water administration.</p> <p> The objective of these kind of gardens is to demonstrate that in the middle of the city you can have a structure that encourages biodiversity and is designed with animals in mind. Like any garden, vertical or not, it captures carbon dioxide and eliminates dust and pollution, it controls the rain run-off and helps to regulate the temperature.  With facilities like this cities can compensate for the lack of space and increase their green zones. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> &ldquo;El Medi Ambient&rdquo; is a daily program directed by Xavier Duran for the <a href="http://www.tv3.cat/sales/who"><span style="color: #168fc6">TV3</span></a> information service, one of the channels of the regional &ldquo;Televisió de Catalunya&rdquo;. It aims to provide an informative but rigorous overview of environmental issues to a broad audience. The programs are not only about natural areas, biodiversity and archaeological remains but also innovation, economics, welfare and health, and they always try to reflect different sides of the argument.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #168fc6"> <span style="color: #232323">More info:</span><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053bee"> <a href="http://www.tv3.cat/elmediambient/programes.htm"><span style="color: #168fc6">El Medi Ambient</span></a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Produced by:<a href="http://www.tv3.cat/"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053bee"> TV3</span></a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Language: Catalan, English subtitles</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Year: 2012</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Region: Catalonia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-31 15:18:29Jakkur lake and wells - A culture needing re-invigoration.http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2040<p> Preserving wetlands and lakes, treating sewage, reinvigorating wells , integrating groundwater into the water needs of a city, harvesting rain all are steps needed for sustainable water management.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.rainwaterclub.org/"><span style="color: #168fc6">http://www.rainwaterclub.org/</span></a><br /> Produced by: Vishwanath 'Zenrainman' Srikantaiah<br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English subtitles</p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-31 10:34:11Building resilience in times of changehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2038<p> This video documents the IUCN 'Building Drought Resilience' project in the Upper Aswa basin (Uganda) and Lower Tana Basin (Kenya). The three-year project (2012-2014) aims to support the resilience of dryland communities to the impacts of severe droughts. The project is funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation and implemented in partnership with the Directorate of Water Resources Management of the Uganda Ministry of Water and Environment. The project is currently [2013] taking the resilience framework forward by documenting and disseminating the lessons learnt from the pilot sites, and by promoting the replication of the approach elsewhere in the country. The lessons will be used to inform the government's plan to scale up the catchment-based approach.<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://www.iucn.org/water" target="_blank">www.iucn.org/water</a><br /> Produced by: IUCN/Claire Warmenbol<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Africa, Kenya, Uganda</p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-29 21:52:58Groundwater in a Global Perspective: Unveiling what local studies fail to noticehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2037<p> Abstracting, using and managing groundwater are mainly local activities, responding to local needs and informed by local knowledge. However, studying groundwater from a global perspective is not meaningless. On the contrary: it produces complementary information and opens up new views, contributing to a more balanced knowledge of the occurrence and properties of groundwater, a better understanding of its relevance for the human society and the environment, a more clear awareness of the numerous interdependencies and linkages, and occasionally a conceptual break-through or an unexpected spin-off.</p> <p> This is the recording of a webinar organised by TheWaterChannel (on October 25, 2013), in which hydrologist Jac van der Gun details this idea and interacts with the audience. <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">drawn from the book </span><a href="http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781138000346" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" target="_blank"><em>Groundwater around the World: A Geographic Synopsis</em></a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> that he wrote recently together with his French colleague Jean Margat. </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Jac is part of the core team that will draft a Vision and Framework for Action on Groundwater Governance (</span><a href="http://www.groundwatergovernance.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">www.groundwatergovernance.org</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">) over the next six months (as of October 2013)</span></p> <p> <strong><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">(Click <a href="https://metameta.adobeconnect.com/p7rdanf3fuz/" target="_blank">here</a> to watch the high-quality flash version of the presentation)</span></strong></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">More info: </span><a href="http://thewaterchannel.tv/en/webinar">http://thewaterchannel.tv/en/webinar</a> <br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-29 15:46:16Marco Polo supports Europe's inland waterwayshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2036<p> With Europe's roads at saturation point it is more important than ever to find alternative ways of transporting freight around the Union. Inland waterways offer an effective and environmentally sound way to help lighten the load. With an efficient, reliable EU-wide network of over 37,000 kilometres that is seriously under-used - industry experts say capacity could easily be increased by 100 % - canals and rivers have a vital role to play.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> This video shows how the EU's Marco Polo programme is helping to ensure that one of the oldest methods of freight transport in Europe plays its part in helping the EU to chart a course towards a greener horizon. It focuses on three projects in three different countries. In Bulgaria, we see how Marco Polo assistance is helping to develop freight services on the Danube river &ndash; a waterway some industry experts say is only being used at 15 percent of it's capacity. The project featured hopes to shift 61,000 trucks away from roads in the Balkan region over three years. In Vienna we see how Marco Polo is supporting an 'e-learning' programme for students training for a career in the logistics industry. The scheme is designed to ensure that these future logistics managers will think inland waterways when deciding how to send goods around the European Union. We also visit Magdeburg in Eastern Germany. Here we see how Marco Polo assistance has helped to develop an innovative shipping scheme that can cope with sending goods on along the river Elbe to link up with Germany's deep water canal network, even in summer months when water levels can be very low.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #168fc6"> <span style="color: #000000">More info: <a href="http://www.wahara.eu/">w</a><a href="http://www.mostra.com/">www.mostra.com</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #168fc6"> <span style="color: #000000">Produced by: <a href="http://www.mostra.com/">www.mostra.com</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Language: English, english subtitles</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Region: Europe</p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-28 11:25:56Ecological research in a sustainable building: the NIOO moviehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2034<p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> The  NIOO <span style="font: 13.0px Arial; color: #252525"> (Nederlands Instituut voor Ecologie), the Dutch Institute of ecology is the </span>most sustainable building in the Netherlands made of wood, steel and glass.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> The office building with the laboratory is situated opposite the campus of Wageningen University, right at the heart of the green knowledge centre. The latest technologies in the field of energy generation, energy use, use of materials and CO2 emissions are  incorporated in the building. NIOO focuses on ecological research on plants, animals and micro organisms. On or under the surface and in the water. All together in a sustainable building in Wageningen.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.nioo.knaw.nl/en/newhome" target="_blank">NIOO</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.nioo.knaw.nl/en/newhome" target="_blank">NIOO</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-25 10:42:18What if we change - documentary on ecosystem restorationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2033<p> All across the world, people are making efforts to restore and protect the ecosystem they are part of. Video reporters of the initiative What if we change followed the work of local communities and organizations in India, Bolivia, Mali and Bonaire for two years. This documentary is compiled from over 1000 video stories they produced for the interactive platform whatifwechange.org. It shows both the challenges AND the solutions when it comes to offering nearly 7 billion people a healthy life on earth. Environmental filmmaker John D. Liu offers reflections on the benefits of ecosystem restoration for people and planet.</p> <p> Join us on http://www.whatifwechange.org to find out more. This project was initiated by the Dutch committee of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN NL). The project has been made possible through the generous support of the Dutch Postcode Lottery.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.whatifwechange.org" target="_blank">http://www.whatifwechange.org</a><br /> Produced by: John D, Liu for <a href="http://eempc.org/" target="_blank">EEMP</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Various, with English subtitles</p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-24 10:41:26Mei Raanana at Schoolhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2032<p> A water educational project by "Mei Raanana Water Company"-Israel.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <span class="Object-hover" id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT80_com_zimbra_url" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 139); text-decoration: underline; "><a href="http://www.mei-raanana.co.il" target="_blank">www.mei-raanana.co.il</a></span> <br /> Produced: <a href="http://www.smadar-pr.co.il" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 139); text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer; " target="_blank">www.smadar-pr.co.il</a><br /> Language: English, Hebrew<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Region: Israel</p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-23 11:00:29Searching for Water Peace -- United Nations International Year of Water Cooperationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2029<p> This year is the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation. One important area of cooperation involves transboundary rivers, which can be a source of conflict, or economic benefit the countries. Over the last 50 years, over 200 treaties have been signed regulating the use of rivers such as the Indus, Jordan and Danube. But in Central Asia, the five republics have been talking for 20 years without agreeing how to share the waters of the great Aral Sea Basin, source of water for agriculture and hydropower. Now they may be getting somewhere. This report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization explains the background of the issue and why hope for better cooperation is in the air.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://goo.gl/Cn2BK7" target="_blank">http://goo.gl/Cn2BK7</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.fao.org/home/en/" target="_blank">FAO</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global<br />  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-21 11:39:51Les voix de l'eauhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2028<p> Ce court-métrage documentaire veut récupérer la culture associé à l'usage traditionnel de l'eau en Al-Andalus, non seulement en tant que patrimoine d'importance mais aussi en tant qu'alternative aux problèmes actuels par rapport a la gestion de cet élément.<br /> Auteurs: Fondation de Culture Islámique, Programme Med-O-Med. www.medomed.org</p> <p> <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/2025/las-voces-del-agua" target="_blank">Spanish version</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/2027/-" target="_blank">Arabic version</a></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px;">More info: </span><a href="http://medomed.org/" style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px;" target="_blank">http://medomed.org/</a><br style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px;" /> <span style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px;">Produced by: </span><a href="http://medomed.org/" style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px;" target="_blank">Med-o-Med</a><br style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px;" /> <span style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px;">Year: 2013</span><br style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px;" /> <span style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px;">Language: French</span><br style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px;" /> <span style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px;">Region: Mediterranean, West Asia</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-21 10:44:52????? ??????http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2027<div id="watch-description-clip"> <div id="watch-description-text"> <p dir="rtl" id="eow-description"> <br /> ???? ??? ??????? ??????? ??? ??????? ??????? ???????? ?????????? ???????? ????? ?? ???????? ??? ????? ????? ?? ????? ???? ????? ???????? ???? ????? ?????? ??????? ?????? ???? ??????<br /> <br /> :??? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ??? ?? ?????? ????? ???????? ??????? ??????? ????????? ?? ???????</p> <p dir="rtl"> www.medomed.org</p> </div> </div> <p> <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/2025/las-voces-del-agua" target="_blank">Spanish version</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/2028/les-voix-de-leau" target="_blank">French version</a></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px;">More info: </span><a href="http://medomed.org/" style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px;" target="_blank">http://medomed.org/</a><br style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px;" /> <span style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px;">Produced by: </span><a href="http://medomed.org/" style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px;" target="_blank">Med-o-Med</a><br style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px;" /> <span style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px;">Year: 2013</span><br style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px;" /> <span style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px;">Language: Arabic</span><br style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px;" /> <span style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px;">Region: Mediterranean, West Asia</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-21 10:39:42The Susteq Pre-paid Water System Active in Kenyahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2026<p> The goal of Susteq is to facilitate sustainable water access to people around the world. Susteq&rsquo;s technology allows local business and water organizations to flourish and expand their services to provide more people with clean and safe drinking water. All in a healthy, sustainable and fair economic system. The current challenge is often no sustainability and no scalability. By using water credits on a digital wallet, end users have a greater certainty of access to clean drinking water. End users pay a fair price for drinking water which ensures that money is available for maintenance and management of the water supply.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #333233"> How does it work? </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #333233"> A box is installed on the water supply, the so-called service hub. The enduser has a digital wallet (RFID chip) which is placed in front of the service hub. In exchange for digital water credits the end user receives several liters of water. An end user can buy digital water credits at a water kiosk. The owner of the water kiosk buys the digital water credits from the water organization via mobile payment. The back office is specially established for the water organization supplying the water. For each water point, the water organization can monitor the water supply and detect if there is a defect in the water supply, allowing the water organization to respond quickly to a malfunctioning and maintain and sustain the flow of clean drinking water. Susteq&rsquo;s technology encourages local water companies and organizations in developing countries to grow. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #333233"> In this video, you can check the Susteq pre-paid water system in use at a hand pump in Kenya.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #333233; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #3b5998"> <span style="color: #000000">More info: <a href="http://www.susteq.nl/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration: underline">www.susteq.nl</span></a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Produced by: <a href="http://www.susteq.nl/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #3b5998">www.susteq.nl</span></a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Language: English, <span style="color: #232323">Swahili </span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Region: Kenya</p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-21 10:29:49Las Voces del Aguahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2025<p> Este corto documental trata de recuperar la cultura asociada al uso tradicional del agua en al-Andalus, no solamente como un patrimonio de importancia, sino también como una alternativa a los problemas de gestión actual de este elemento. Próximamente el contenido de este documental podrá verse en una exposición virtual disponible en la web de Med-O-Med : "Al-Andalus, una cultura del agua".</p> <p> <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/2028/les-voix-de-leau" target="_blank">French version</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/2027/-" target="_blank">Arabic version</a></p> <p> More info: <a href="http://medomed.org/" target="_blank">http://medomed.org/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://medomed.org/" target="_blank">Med-o-Med</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: Spanish <br /> Region: Mediterranean, West Asia</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-18 18:22:05Harvesting our Futureshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2024<div> "Harvesting our Futures" looks at how farmers in Northern Uganda are coping with uncertainty and change in their agricultural livelihoods.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Ugandan journalist William Odinga travels north from Kampala to Otuke District in Northern Uganda, an area which has recently emerged from years of conflict. With many people now returning to their homes, having been displaced by Joseph Kony&rsquo;s Lords Resistance Army, Odinga asks smallholder farmers how they are rebuilding their lives and how they are coping with the new threats posed to their livelihoods by rainfall uncertainty and climate variability.</div> <div>  </div> <div> The film was produced by Wild Dog Limited, for the Global Water Initiative East Africa.</div> <div>  </div> <div> More info: <a href="http://globalwaterinitiative.org/gwi-in-east-africa/" style="font-size: 12px;" target="_blank">http://globalwaterinitiative.org/gwi-in-east-africa/</a><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></div> <div> Produced by: <a href="http://www.wilddogworld.com/" target="_blank">Wild Dog Limited</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region, Uganda, East Africa</div>TheWaterChannel2013-10-18 12:19:33Drain For Gain: Managing Salinity over Irrigated Lands by Henk Ritzema (presentation)http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2023<p> All our fresh water contains salts, even in your bottle of drinking water. This irrigation (except rainfed) builds up salt-levels in the soil. Like in your own body you have to leach out the salts from the soil to keep the soil salinity under control. In around 20% of the irrigated areas in the World the natural drainage is not sufficient to control the soil salinity levels and artificial drainage, either by open or pipe (tile) drains is needed. And, although the total area under irrigation continues to grow, we are investing very little in drainage systems to sustain these investments in irrigation. Salinity build-up is a slow process and consequently &ldquo;Irrigation is the need for today, salinization is a problem of tomorrow&rdquo; is a voice that echoes across farmers, engineers and government departments alike. What further complicated the problems is that drainage is a jointed activity in which farmers have to work together. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> In this presentation, Dr. Henk Ritzema discusses the role of drainage to reduce problems associated with waterlogging and salinity in irrigated agriculture. He points examples and solutions from around the world and the challenges that we face to reverse the negative trend in salt build-up and waterlogging.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> More info: <a href="http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Persons/dr.ir.-HP-Henk-Ritzema.htm" target="_blank">www.wageningenur.nl</a><br /> Produced by:<span style="color: #168fc6"> TheWaterChannel</span><br /> <span style="color: #000000">Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-18 10:26:31Measuring India's Groundwater using GRACEhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2022<p> NASA scientist Matt Rodell talks about measuring India's groundwater using GRACE.</p> <p> During the past decade, groundwater beneath the northern Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan has decreased by more than 88 million acre-feet. That's nearly eight times the amount held in Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States.</p> <p> Now at risk of experiencing severe shortages of this vital resource are the 120 million inhabitants of those regions. Using NASA's twin GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellites, scientists measured tiny shifts in the Earth's gravitational field to determine the rate of groundwater change in India.</p> <p> Watch the data visualization in <a href="http://thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/2021/indias-groundwater-losses-and-gains">this video</a> to see how India's groundwater supply declined over the six-year period between 2002 and 2008.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010700/a010764/" style="font-size: 12px;">http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010700/a010764/</a> <br /> Produced: <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/" target="_blank">NASA</a> <br /> Language: None<br /> Year: 2011<br /> Region: India, South Asia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-17 20:13:58India's Groundwater Losses and Gainshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2021<p> India's groundwater losses (red) and gains (blue) between 2002 and 2008 are shown in this visualization. Areas in blue had greater mass and a stronger gravitational pull due to a net gain. </p> <p> During the past decade, groundwater beneath the northern Indian states of Punjab (also pakistani province), Haryana, and Rajasthan has decreased by more than 88 million acre-feet. That's nearly eight times the amount held in Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States. Now at risk of experiencing severe shortages of this vital resource are the 120 million inhabitants of those regions.</p> <p> Using NASA's twin GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellites, scientists measured tiny shifts in the Earth's gravitational field to determine the rate of groundwater change in India. Areas in red had slightly less mass due to a net loss of groundwater and therefore exhibited a weaker gravitational pull on the orbiting satellites. </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010700/a010764/" style="font-size: 12px;">http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010700/a010764/</a> <br /> Produced: <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/" target="_blank">NASA</a> <br /> Language: None<br /> Year: 2011<br /> Region: India, Pakistan, South Asia</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-17 19:59:28Creating Change: Investing in Children and their Societieshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2019<p> Investing in Children and their Societies goal is a future for children in Africa and Asia. A good social environment is essential for that. Not only in the family, but also in the community. To achieve that, child protection and social entrepreneurship are pivotal aspects in the work of ICS. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #333233"> ICS also aims to prevent the outbreak of water borne diseases by improving access to safe drinking water for school children and their communities.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #333233; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #333233"> In the rural areas of the Meatu District in Tanzania only 45 percent of the people have access to safe drinking water. Water sources in Meatu are scarce and many are contaminated and therefore not safe for drinking. Animals often use the same water sources as humans, where the former also defecate, resulting in the prevalence of water borne diseases such as cholera, typhoid and diarrhea. It also contributes to a higher under-five mortality rate in Meatu compared to the national average of Tanzania. This all could be prevented by having access to clean drinking water.  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #333233; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.ics.nl/projects/56/water-project" target="_blank">ICS</a><br /> Produced by:<a href="http://www.ics.nl/home-en-US/?locale=en_US" target="_blank"> <span style="color: #168fc6">ICS</span></a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language:  Swahili, English subtitles<br /> Region: Tanzania, Africa</p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-16 13:56:56Water in China, an environmental nightmarehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2017<p> In the past half-century, China has lost half its rivers. Today, much water is wasted or polluted, and China is turning to gargantuan engineering projects to solve its crisis. For more video content from The Economist visit our website: <a href="http://www.economist.com/multimedia?fsrc=scn/yt/vi/waterinchina" target="_blank">http://econ.st/18UZ5Fk</a></p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.economist.com/world/china" target="_blank">http://www.economist.com/world/china</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.economist.com/" target="_blank">The Economist</a> <br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Asia, China</p> <p> <br />  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-16 10:41:11Water pollution of River Ravihttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2016<p> A documentary on Water Pollution in River Ravi, Punjab (english version) thanks to the effort of SEMU Team (Social and Environmental Management Unit)</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Arial; color: #333233"> Punjab Irrigation Department (PID), Government of Punjab under Punjab Irrigation and Drainage Authority (PIDA) has established the Social and Environmental Management Unit (SEMU) in December 2006 to enable it to assist IPD officers and farmers to identify and address environmental and social issues in a timely and effective manner during operation,maintenance, rehabilitation, remodeling, construction of new canals and drains etc.<br /> <br /> Punjab Irrigation Department (PID) and Punjab Irrigation and Drainage Authority (PIDA) goal in establishing Social and Environmental Management Unit (SEMU) is to create and implement a framework to enable the staff of the Punjab Irrigation Department (PID), Punjab Irrigation and Drainage Authority (PIDA) and the newly established Farmer Organizations (FOs) and Area Water Boards (AWBs), to identify adverse or beneficial social and environmental impacts that may potentially arise from their actions, and to select and implement mitigation options or measures that could result in enhancing environmental resources or social harmony.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Arial; color: #333233; min-height: 15.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> <span style="color: #232323">More info: <a href="http://pida.punjab.gov.pk/semu.htm" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053bee">PIDA </span></a><br /> Produced by:</span><span style="color: #168fc6"> <a href="http://pida.punjab.gov.pk/" target="_blank">PIDA</a><a href="http://pida.punjab.gov.pk/semu.htm" target="_blank"> & SEMU</a></span><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Pakistan</p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-15 12:49:42Women's voices in Nepal - Stories of Climate Changehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2015<p> Climate change debates are largely driven by scientists and policy-makers in national and international arenas. Participatory video, however, offers the opportunity for local people to raise their voices and share their perceptions and knowledge of this issue with a large audience.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Arial; color: #333233"> This short video was directed by a group of 12 women from Dhanusha District, south Nepal, who received three days video production training. They interviewed themselves on how climate has affected their livelihoods.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Arial; color: #333233"> The video training was led by Preeya Nair, from the Art for Change Trust.<br /> This research project was funded by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change and Food Security (CCAFS) and carried out by Floriane Clement, IWMI Nepal office.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Arial; color: #333233">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #053bee"> <span style="color: #232323">More info: <a href="http://tp://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/2013/07/voices-of-the-communities-in-nepal/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053bee">www.iwmi.cgiar.org</span></a><br /> Produced by:<a href="http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/" target="_blank"> IWMI</a></span><br /> <span style="color: #000000">Year: 2013<br /> Language: English, various<br /> Region: Nepal</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-14 11:20:58Bruggen en Bommen (Bridges and Bombs)http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2014<p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> <font class="Apple-style-span" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Deventer is richly endowed with bridges over the river IJssel (situated on its east bank). The strategic location was unfortunately also used during World War II. Over 1,000 bombs were then dropped of which 18 remained behind in the floodplains.</font></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> <font class="Apple-style-span" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">This documentary shows how the bombs were removed, in the context of Room for the River in 2013. The documentary ends showing origrinal footage from the legendary ship bridge, of which a small part will be rebuilt as a new dock for the ferry.</font></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px"> Deventer is rijk bedeeld met oeververbindingen over de IJssel. Een strategische ligging die niet alleen veel gebracht heeft, maar ook gekost. Deze film maakt dat met een schat aan historisch beeldmateriaal duidelijk.<br /> In de Tweede Wereldoorlog werden ruim 1.000 bommen afgeworpen, met name op de spoorbrug. De film laat zien hoe 18 niet ontplofte exemplaren in 2013 onschadelijk werden gemaakt.<br /> De film eindigt met het verhaal en filmbeelden van de legendarische schipbrug. Wist u dat daar weer een stukje van terug komt als nieuwe aanlegsteiger voor het pontje? Gauw kijken!<br />  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.lechapeau.nl/" target="_blank">www.lechapeau.nl</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.lechapeau.nl/" target="_blank">www.lechapeau.nl</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: Dutch<br /> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-11 15:38:27Introduction to the Great Lakes Commons Maphttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2011<p> The purpose of this participatory map is to give people a shared space to mark, explore, and dialogue about a Great Lakes Commons. This map is one of many tools being used for this larger mission and is indebted to the many individuals and groups in the Great Lakes Commons movement.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #333233"> The Great Lakes Commons Initiative emerged from a recognition that fundamental change is essential if we want to create a sustaining future for our Great Lakes. Decades of activism and effort&mdash;and even some remarkable victories&mdash;have not resulted in thriving and protected waters.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #333233; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.greatlakescommonsmap.org/main" target="_blank">www.greatlakescommonsmap.org</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.greatlakescommonsmap.org/main" target="_blank">www.greatlakescommonsmap.org</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-08 15:06:59RLI: 'Time for Flood Safety' - Advisory Report Councils for the Environment and Infrastructurehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2010<p> The Councils for the Environment and Infrastructure (RLI), the Netherlands, published their advisory report 'Time for Flood Safety' in September 2012. The Netherlands has to be protected against floods even better than at present. The risks are increasing; not only the probability of flooding, but also the consequences of a dike breaching in terms of economic damage and the number of casualties. But how can we better ensure that our country is protected against flooding?</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://en.rli.nl" target="_blank">http://en.rli.nl</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://en.rli.nl/" target="_blank">Council for the environment and infrastructure (RLI)</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Dutch with English subtitles<br /> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-04 09:24:41Wastewater: The Blind Spot of The Water Cyclehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2008<p> The majority of urban growth is expected to take place in the developing world.The situation is particularly serious in the developing world, but impact both wealthy and poor. This comes with numerous challenges for provision of wastewater infrastructure and may have severe consequences if action is not taken now. At the same time, urban areas present the biggest opportunity for introduction of sustainable approaches to managing resources. Despite this, politicians and policy makers, both at global and local level, give low priority to the provision of sustainable wastewater management.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #168fc6"> <span style="color: #000000">More info: </span><a href="http://www.worldwewant2015.org/water/wastewater" target="_blank">www.worldwewant2015.org</a><br /> <span style="color: #000000">Produced by: <a href="http://www.aquafed.org/index.php" target="_blank">AquaFed</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-03 15:18:50Farmers tell their stories: Direct seeding of rice using a drumseeder in Indonesiahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2007<p> Two farmers from Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia, share how their rice-growing practices and lives have changed after adopting the IRRI drumseeder. They demonstrate how they modified the drumseeder to suit their needs, how they prepare their land and seeds, and how they now manage their weeds. </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://irri.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=12346:farmers-got-tal" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">IRRI</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://irri.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=9525&Itemid=279&lang=en" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank"><span style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); ">IRRI</span></a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Indonesia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-02 11:58:34Farmers tell their stories: A water-saving tool in the rice fieldhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2006<p> Two farmers from South Sulawesi, Indonesia, share the benefits that their farmers' groups have experienced after adopting alternate wetting and drying (AWD), a water-saving technology that allows the rice field to be left dry for a few days then reflooded. They demonstrate how they prepare and use a field water tube to monitor and measure the water depth in their field. They use this tube as a guide to let them know when to irrigate their field.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://irri.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=12346:farmers-got-tal" target="_blank">IRRI</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://irri.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=9525&Itemid=279&lang=en" target="_blank"><span style="color: #168fc6">IRRI</span></a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Indonesia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-02 11:51:10Fluoride: The Hard to Swallow Truthhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2005<p> This documentary takes you through a journey about fluoride and how a class-4 hazardous waste product has made its way into community water supplies. It explores the initial theories behind the effectiveness of fluoride and where they originated. It then goes on to show the lack of science behind the use of fluoride and reveals fluoride as a toxic waste substance that is being pumped into our drinking water as a means for companies to dispose of waste they would otherwise have to pay millions to dispose of.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: C<a href="http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/12044/Fluoride--The-Hard-to-Swallow-Truth" target="_blank">ulture Unplugged</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.collective-evolution.com/" target="_blank">Collective Evolution</a><br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Canada, Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-01 15:18:51How I found ash dieback disease (and what we're doing about it) HDhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2004<p> When the tree killer ash dieback disease was first found in the UK in February 2012, at first limited to plant nurseries and connected urban landscaping schemes and newly planted woodland, it became a major concern to anyone who recalled the devastation wrought by Dutch elm disease in the UK. How would Britain's 80 million ash trees fare against this new fungal foe? Please share and embed this video with due credit to BBSRC.</p> <p> More Info: <a href="http://goo.gl/WT0SAv" target="_blank">http://goo.gl/WT0SAv </a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Produced by: </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"><a href="http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">BBSRC</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: UK, Global</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-10-01 14:21:01De Nieuwe Wildernis/ The New Wildernesshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2003<p> Under the smoke of Amsterdam, one of the most populous countries in the world, on a piece of land that forty years ago was still under water, has developed a nature reserve of international importance. In the Oostvaardersplassen the nature determines the pace. The result is an original piece of wildlife in the Flevopolder, the model of the Dutch delta ecosystem.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.denieuwewildernis.nl/de-film/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #168fc6">www.denieuwewildernis.nl</span></a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.denieuwewildernis.nl/de-makers/" target="_blank">De Nieuwe Wildernis Makers</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: Dutch<br /> Region: The Netherlands</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-30 11:52:15First Conference of Natural Resources and Developmenthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=2000<p> Welcome to the First Conference of Natural Resources and Development This First Conference of Natural Resources and Development called Food, water and energy security: integrated science for sustainability is an opportunity to connect the scientific and academic world to the governmental area and the private sector.</p> <p> The Conference aims to be a space to disseminate updated knowledge regarding the food, water and energy security in the frame of sustainability. The First Conference of Natural Resources and Development, to be held in Viña del Mar, Chile, from November 25 until 28 is jointly organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the Center for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD); an international network created to involve different universities of the world in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the United Nations. Key topics related to the MDGs are poverty reduction and safe food supplies, social and cultural development, access to basic resources and shelter, integrated water resources management, land use dynamics, biodiversity, energy efficiency and renewable resources among others. All the topics will also be covered in the First Conference for Natural Resources and Development.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://confnrd2013.info/" target="_blank">http://confnrd2013.info/</a><br /> Produced by: I Conference of Natural Resources and Development<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global, South America, Chile</p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-26 16:53:49Hamburg: European Green Capital 2011http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1999<p>  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> The city of Hamburg, situated on the banks of the river Elbe, has a population of about 1.8 million and faces numerous metropolitan challenges. However Germany&rsquo;s second largest city combines comprehensive approaches, policy -commitment and the necessary funding needed to resolve these challenges. On the whole, it has an integrated and participative planning strategy and a strong commitment towards a &ldquo;green&rdquo; vision.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> The quality of local ambient air is very good, and there are well defined targets, excellent results, future plans and structured monitoring with respect to climate change.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Hamburg sought green answers to metropolitan challenges and, and had innovative ideas on how to share their experience and best practice as the European Green Capital of 2011.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.linktv.org/video/7483/hamburg-city-of-the-future"><span style="color: #168fc6">LinkTV</span></a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.linktv.org/video/7119/murky-waters-shrimp-farming-in-bangladesh"><span style="color: #168fc6">LinkTV</span></a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Germany</p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-26 12:20:44Salinization, Water Scarcity and Future Agriculturehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1997<p> This is a recording of TheWaterChannel Webinar #7, titled 'Salinization, Water Scarcity and Future Agriculture.'</p> <p> Leading the discussion, Dr. Shoaib Ismail from the International Centre for Bioslaine Agriculture (ICBA) discusses the threats posed by salinization of land and freshwater sources; and the opportunities presented by strategies such as <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; font-size: 12px;">eclamation of saline land, salt-resistant crops, adaptive cropping patterns, and using seawater for irrigation... among others.</span></p> <p> <strong><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; font-size: 12px;">(Recommended: Watch the video in Full Screen mode)</span></strong></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; font-size: 12px;">More on webinars: </span><a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/webinar" style="font-size: 12px;" target="_blank">http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/webinar</a></p> <p> More info: <a href="http://biosaline.org/" target="_blank">ICBA website</a>, <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=158" target="_blank">TheWaterChannel Salinization page</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global, Central Asia, West Asia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-25 11:47:34ACTA Gardenhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1996<p> ACTA Garden in Amsterdam is a prestigious project where the new residents of the ACTA building (consisting basically of students and artists), in collaboration with local residents, volunteers and other interested parties, develop and maintain an edible garden.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> This ultimate form of urban agriculture has lead an emerging phenomenon where community thinking, organic food and empowerment are a central point. In the light of climate change, economic crisis and the associated rising unemployment, these are the main themes of the coming decades.  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Annet van Hoorn is one of Amsterdams main inspirators and coordinator of urban transition, benefiting the city with more functional green and also leading the unification of people from all backgrounds. She is also the main coordinator of the initiative <a href="http://groeneruimtemaken.nl/index.php/tuinen/"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053bee">Groene Ruimte Maken</span></a> (Making Green Space).</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Watch <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1995/community-garden-amsterdam" target="_blank">Community Garden Amsterdam</a> for more info</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ActaTuin" target="_blank"><span style="color: #168fc6">ActaTuin</span></a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-25 10:56:51Community Garden Amsterdamhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1995<p> Community Garden is the way to make people from different cultures understand their environment and explore opportunities for innovative uses of the green spaces. Annet van Hoorn is one of Amsterdams main inspirators and coordinator of urban t<span style="font-size:12px;">ransition, benefiting the city with more functional green and also leading the unification of people from all backgrounds. She is also the main coordinator of the initiative <a href="http://groeneruimtemaken.nl/index.php/tuinen/" target="_blank">Groene Ruimte Maken</a> (Making Green Space).</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:12px;">In this video, the neighbors at Speelmanstraat in Amsterdam are turning these public spaces of green that were useless before, into vegetable and flower gardens. </span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:12px;">Usually, there is no place to sit in the street,  there are many cars and the green is dirty. The garden is a meeting place in the street: its design and construction is done by the residents, and everything is permitted, as long as it does not constitute a nuisance or danger. Also this initiative is accompanied by workshops about healthy food, soil and garden design. It is time to share and know each other's ideas on the street!</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:12px;">Watch <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1996/acta-garden" target="_blank">ACTA Garden</a> for more info.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Courier; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info:<a href="http://http://groeneruimtemaken.nl/index.php/tuinen/" target="_blank"> </a><a href="http://www.groeneruimtemaken.nl/" rel="nofollow" style="color: rgb(59, 89, 152); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: underline; " target="_blank">www.groeneruimtemaken.nl</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-25 10:01:12130919 P06 Discussion Mike Gould and Carl Steinitzhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1994<p> The Worldbank stated that no more distinction between urban and rural areas should be made. Instead, they invest in programs that focus on watersheds or river basins. Because if you just define urban and rural, you don't understand the relationship between food and the city.<br /> <br /> Discussion between Mike Gould and Carl Steinitz as part of the presentation of the Kadasterzaal Sessions at the <a href="www.geodesignsummit.com/europe" target="_blank">Geodesign Summit</a>, The Netherlands, Thursday September 19, 2013.<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://www.geodesign.nl" target="_blank">www.geodesign.nl</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.h2video.nl" target="_blank">H2video.nl</a> in cooperation with <a href="http://www.geofort.nl" target="_blank">www.geofort.nl </a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-24 13:54:33Theatre of the Absurd: Is there a Happy Ending to the Tragedy (of the Commons)?http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1993<p> <strong>Ful Title: Theatre of the Absurd: Is there a Happy Ending to the Tragedy (of the Commons)?</strong></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">This play was created by UNESCO-IHP and UN-Water in the framework of the International Year of Water Cooperation 2013. It is a theatrical representation of the world's surreal, and as yet, unsolved dilemmas surrounding water security, water governance and water cooperation.</span></p> <p> This 4-act play on trusting each other, sharing commons, and ultimately deciding if we are capable of perpetuating our development without endangering the planet was presented for the first time during the World Water Week in Stockholm. An exclusive toolkit to reenact and/or rearrange the play will be available soon at <a href="http://www.watercooperation2013.org" target="_blank">www.watercooperation2013.org</a>.</p> <p> <strong>More info:</strong> Mrs Lucilla Minelli, UNESCO-IHP (<a href="mailto:l.minelli@unesco.org">l.minelli@unesco.org</a>)<br /> <strong style="font-size: 12px;">Produced by</strong><span style="font-size: 12px;">: UNESCO-IHP and UN-Water</span><br /> <strong style="font-size: 12px;">Year</strong><span style="font-size: 12px;">: 2013</span><br /> <strong style="font-size: 12px;">Language</strong><span style="font-size: 12px;">: English<br /> <strong>Region:</strong> Global</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-20 13:57:14Sowing the seeds of changehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1992<p> Self-sufficient farming gives women in Alipurduar food, health and confidence! At a time when chemicals have virtually replaced nutrients in food, Bimala Barman, an enthusiastic member of the Annapurna women&rsquo;s self-help group, is growing food in a natural way- a method that is not just organic but uses ways to combine nature's cycles and elements, creating a complementary ensemble.</p> <p> Watch this way in which plants, animals, insects and all the elements of nature come together in harmony and leave little waste.</p> <p>  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; color: rgb(22, 143, 198); "> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.indiawaterportal.org/articles/sowing-seeds-change" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">India Water Portal</a></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; color: rgb(22, 143, 198); "> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced:  India Water Portal</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Language: English </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Region: India</p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-19 12:32:31Rice farming revival in Western Kenyahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1990<p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: 17px;">In recent years, Kenya has faced civil unrest, drought and high food, fuel and input prices. With levels of food insecurity increasing, FAO's Initiative on Soaring Food Prices (ISFP) has been providing support for the most vulnerable people. The renovation of an irrigation scheme is bringing remarkable results and has transformed life for the rice farmers of Ahero.(Ref.2733): </span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: 17px;">Mo</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: 17px;">re Info: </span><a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" href="http://www.fao.org/" rel="nofollow" style="color: rgb(39, 147, 230); text-decoration: none; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; cursor: pointer; font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: 17px;" target="_blank" title="http://www.fao.org">http://www.fao.org</a><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"><a href="http://www.fao.org" target="_blank"> </a><br /> Produced By: FAO<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Kenya</font></p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-16 16:31:08An organic manure factory for Rs. 800 only!http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1989<p> An innovative idea by a farmer in Chennimalai, Tamil Nadu lets farmers create their own liquid manure out of the cow dung and urine available in their own farms. In this video, Alagesan explains the procedure.</p> <p> A 200 litre capacity plastic barrel and continuous supply of cow dung and urine (something most farmers have access to) - that's all you need to set up a manure factory in your farm. Cow dung, urine, water and sugar (jaggery is usually used; cane sugar and palm fruit would do as well) mixture is allowed to ferment and settle for 24 hours. The resultant clear micro-nutrient rich solution is used to irrigate the fields.</p> <p> There is no complicated filtration procedure involved and there are no extra costs!</p> <p> Also in Ethiopia, <a href="http://metameta.nl/" target="_blank">MetaMeta</a> is carrying out  a project in organic fertilizer by using available residues like cow dung and rock dust to produce high valuable and low cost products to use by the farmers. For more info check <a href="http://thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1927/the-stonemeal-project" target="_blank">this video</a>.</p> <p>  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; color: rgb(22, 143, 198); "> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.indiawaterportal.org/articles/go-organic-and-triple-your-profits" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">India Water Portal</a></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; color: rgb(22, 143, 198); "> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced:  India Water Portal</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Language: English </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Region: India</p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-16 09:39:53Go organic and triple your profitshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1988<p> Kalaivani, a single mother of three, took to farming after the loss of her husband almost two decades ago. Since then, she has grown all the crops on her farm without using chemical or synthetic pesticides or fertilisers. Over the last few years, she has focused her time and energy in growing organic cotton. </p> <p> In this video, she explains the benefits of organic farming. Using inputs such as Panchagavya, Jeevamritham and Amrithakaraisal prepared in her farm, she is able to more than triple her profit margins when compared to using convetional chemical farming.</p> <p>  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; color: rgb(22, 143, 198); "> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.indiawaterportal.org/articles/go-organic-and-triple-your-profits" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">India Water Portal</a></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; color: rgb(22, 143, 198); "> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced:  India Water Portal</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Language: English </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Region: India</p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-13 14:36:59Desalination: Why Nothttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1987<p> Desalination is how we treat saltwater of the oceans to make it potable. To be more precise, desalination is what around 16,000 plants worldwide do to produce 66.5 million cubic metres of freshwater everyday, that serve aroud 300 million people in 150 countries.</p> <p> Against a backdrop of worldwide depletion of freshwater sources, desalination is frequently put forward as a panacea that would help us tap into an inexhaustible reserve of water. Skeptics, however, point to its still-high cost in terms of money, energy and environmental impact. Besides, as is the case most supply-side solutions, the increase in supply at lower prices leads to an increase in quantity demanded, resulting in little net impact on scarcity.</p> <p> In this interview, David Zetland (Wageningen University) takes us through these arguments against desalination and points to wastewater treatment as a more economical, more sustainable alternative.</p> <p> Related: <a href="http://thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/displayresults/0?pattern=desalination&rpp=0&sort=0&ep=&ex=">More videos on Desalination</a></p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.aguanomics.com" target="_blank">www.aguanomics.com</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global, Singapore, USA, West Asia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-12 20:02:33Malguzari tanks in Vidarbhahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1986<p> Malguzari tanks were ponds made for water harvesting by the Malguzaars, who were Zamindars/tenants in eastern Vidarbha, Maharashtra two centuries ago. Many of the tanks were developed during the regime of Gond kingdom.These tanks provided water for irrigation and also increased the availability of fish for local consumption.</p> <p> The first tank that was restored in 2008 was the Janbhora Malguzari tank located 35 kms away from Bhandara. The first step was to desilt the tank to remove the fine sand and earth that is carried by moving water and deposited as a sediment. The community got together and desilted the tank. After the desilting was completed, the boundary wall of the tank was strengthened. The work was fully finished in 2009 - 2010. This rejuvenation work has resulted in recharging groundwater levels and has also increased agricultural output and fish production in the area.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; color: rgb(22, 143, 198); "> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.indiawaterportal.org/articles/rejuvenating-traditional-water-system-maharashtra" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">India Water Portal</a></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; color: rgb(22, 143, 198); "> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced:  India Water Portal</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Language: English </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Region: India</p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-12 16:31:08Revival of Doling lake, Rabongla, Sikkimhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1984<p> Rabongla is a small tourist town situated at an elevation of 7000 ft in south Sikkim district of the state of Sikkim, India. Like other mountain areas, people here depend on springs, streams and lakes for water. Lakes store water and recharge sources of groundwater such as wells and also significantly contribute to the ecological stability of the region. However, this valuable resource has been degrading with time.</p> <p> This video features one of the initiatives by Government of Sikkim in reviving dying lakes.</p> <p> The Doling lake was seasonal, and would last during the rainy season only and for the rest of the year, would remain dry. Today, the lake has become perennial and lasts throughout the year. Though the revival effort was to promote tourism and serve tourists visiting the Doling Gumpha Monastery nearby, the water in the lake in the future, could be used to reach households in water scarce areas nearby. </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; color: rgb(22, 143, 198); "> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.indiawaterportal.org/articles/story-resurgence-video-featuring-revival-doling-lake-sikkim" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">India Water Portal</a></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; color: rgb(22, 143, 198); "> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced by: Usha Dewani, India Water Portal</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Year: 2012</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Language: English </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Region: India</p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-11 15:44:36Springs of hope - Revival of dying springs in Sikkimhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1983<p> This film presents the effort of the Dhara Vikas initiative in rejuvenating the dying springs of Sikkim.</p> <p> Sikkim, a northeastern state sitting in the lap of the Eastern Himalayas has varied elevations ranging from 300 to 8583 metres above sea level. Variable and complex in its geology and terrain, the rugged mountainous state of Sikkim has about 80% of its rural population dependent on springs for drinking water, sanitation and irrigation (Tambe et al 2011). These springs, however, are drying up.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; color: rgb(22, 143, 198); "> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.indiawaterportal.org/articles/springs-hope-film-revival-dying-springs-sikkim" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">India Water Portal</a></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; color: rgb(22, 143, 198); "> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced by: Usha Dewani, India Water Portal</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Language: English subtitles</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Region: India</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-11 11:30:55Hungry Planet Episode 29http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1982<p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: 17px;">In this Episode: Indian farmers are leading healthier lives by following organic standards derived from the Codex Alimentarius.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: 17px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: 17px;">In Kenya, farmers are now working together to conserve water resources by protecting rivers and planting trees.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: 17px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: 17px;">A joint project between WFP and the European Union helps Haitians help themselves</span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: 17px;">More Info: </span><a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" href="http://www.fao.org/" rel="nofollow" style="color: rgb(39, 147, 230); text-decoration: none; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; cursor: pointer; font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: 17px;" target="_blank" title="http://www.fao.org">http://www.fao.org</a><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> <br /> Produced By :  FAO<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: India, Africa </font></p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-10 14:24:45Agriculture Water Solutions in Zambiahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1980<p> In Zambia, more than 1 million rural households can benefit from Agriculture Water Management solutions. Food security, the ability to diversify their crops and increased income are among the potential benefits. For this to happen, support to smallholders should be part of an integrated approach in which all aspects of supply, production and distribution are considered.</p> <p> More Info:<a href="http://www.fao.org" target="_blank"> </a><a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" href="http://www.fao.org/" rel="nofollow" style="color: rgb(39, 147, 230); text-decoration: none; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; cursor: pointer; font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: 17px;" target="_blank" title="http://www.fao.org">http://www.fao.org</a><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: 15px;"> <br /> Produced by: FAO<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Zambia </span></font></p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-09 14:54:42Focus Cities: Soukra, Tunisiahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1979<p> Focus Cities: Helping urban farmers adapt to climate change and water stress In Soukra, Tunisia, hundreds of low-income families live off the crops they grow. But in recent decades, that way of life has come under growing threat from urbanization and climate change.</p> <p> To help secure and improve the livelihoods of farming families, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) financed a project undertaken by the Tunisian NGO Club UNESCO/ALECSO pour le savoir et le développement durable -- (FTCUA Tunisie).<br />  </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://goo.gl/1HZWnf" target="_blank">http://goo.gl/1HZWnf</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">International Development Research Centre</a> <br /> Year:  2011<br /> Language: French with English subtitles<br /> Region: Tunisia, North Africa</p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-09 14:04:25P01 The Convenient Solution - Dennis Karpeshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1978<p> Presentation on the World Water Workshop - Rotterdam September 6 2013 by Dennis Karpes of NAGA: Just Digg It!!</p> <p> Water Lecture on the World Water Workshop Organized by the Dutch TopSector Water to promote water related studies in the Netherlands and abroad.<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://www.topsectorwater.nl/en/" target="_blank">www.topsectorwater.nl/en/</a><br /> Produced by: H2video & <a href="http://www.waterkanaal.nl" target="_blank">www.waterkanaal.nl</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-09 10:11:23Multifunctional Infrastructure in Yemenhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1976<p> Heavy rains caused flood on the city centre of street in Sana´a, Yemen. The flood closed several roads and trapped some cars in the flood water in capital Sanaa. However the road is paved and placed in cut stone so the regular floods that com in the raining season are routed through the paved road and end up in a recharge zone outside the city centre.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> This road has transformed this part of the Yemen capital. Whereas in the past it was swampy and waterlogged, it is now free of that. Property values have  shot up considerably.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #168fc6"> <span style="color: #000000">More info: </span>http://www.yemenwater.org/</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Produced by: TheWaterChannel</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Language: English</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Region: Yemen</p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-05 11:05:43Need for ecological agriculture - Ardhendu S. Chatterjee Part 2http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1975<p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">This video is an interview with Ardhendu S. Chatterjee, Executive Director, </span><a class="ext" href="http://www.drcsc.org/" rel="nofollow" style="color: rgb(0, 153, 153); text-decoration: none; outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; " target="_blank"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Development Research Communication and Services Centre (DRCSC)</span></a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">, Ko</span>lkata who narrates the rise and fall of Indian farming system and the transitions it has undergone. The attempt at accelerating the production of food, brought in its wake tons of problems. It took some time to realize that the chemical pesticides killed more than just the pests.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; "> The organic system of farming now seems to have arrived. While organic farming has its benefits, Ardhendu Chatterjee brings to light a holistic system of farming that has its roots in the local culture, local resources and local knowledge. This system of farming, known as ecological agriculture or sustainable agriculture integrates local plants, animals, birds in a manner that they complement each other, increase productivity of the soil and income of the farmer through the processing of agricultural waste. A beautiful conspiracy of nature !</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; "> <a href="http://thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1974/need-for-ecological-agriculture-ardhendu-s-chatterjee-part-1" target="_blank">See Need for ecological Agriculture Part 1</a></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; ">  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; color: rgb(22, 143, 198); "> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.indiawaterportal.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">India Water Portal</a></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; color: rgb(22, 143, 198); "> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced by: Usha Dewani, India Water Portal</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Language: Hindi, English subtitles</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Region: India</p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-05 10:19:11Need for ecological agriculture - Ardhendu S. Chatterjee Part 1http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1974<p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">This video is an interview with Ardhendu S. Chatterjee, Executive Director, </span><a class="ext" href="http://www.drcsc.org/" rel="nofollow" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; color: rgb(0, 153, 153); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Development Research Communication and Services Centre (DRCSC)</span></a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">, Ko</span>lkata who narrates the rise and fall of Indian farming system and the transitions it has undergone. The attempt at accelerating the production of food, brought in its wake tons of problems. It took some time to realize that the chemical pesticides killed more than just the pests.</p> <div style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); margin-bottom: 0px; "> The organic system of farming now seems to have arrived. While organic farming has its benefits, Ardhendu Chatterjee brings to light a holistic system of farming that has its roots in the local culture, local resources and local knowledge. This system of farming, known as ecological agriculture or sustainable agriculture integrates local plants, animals, birds in a manner that they complement each other, increase productivity of the soil and income of the farmer through the processing of agricultural waste. A beautiful conspiracy of nature !</p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); margin-bottom: 0px; "> <a href="http://thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1975/need-for-ecological-agriculture-ardhendu-s-chatterjee-part-2" target="_blank">See Need for ecological Agriculture Part 2</a></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); margin-bottom: 0px; ">  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; "><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info:<a href="http://www.indiawaterportal.org/node/38609" target="_blank">www.indiawaterportal.org</a></span></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Produced by</span><span style="line-height: 15px; ">: Usha Dewani, India Water Portal</span></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2013</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 15px; ">Language: Hindi, english subtitles </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Region: India</span></span></span></span></p> </div> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; ">  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-05 10:05:34Renewable Energy – Creating Lasting Benefitshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1973<p> The EU remains committed to generating 20% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. This video shows three examples of projects that use renewable energy solutions to generate economic benefit for businesses, local communities and citizens.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 12.0px Arial"> FC Augsburg has developed the world&rsquo;s first CO2-neutral stadium. Unlike most clubs, It uses pumps ground water through pipes below the playing surface to heat their pitch. As ground water has a temperature of around 8-12 degrees, it can be used for the majority of the season without the need for an external heating supply. This offers the club considerable savings as their previous system could use up to 10,000 litres of oil per match, just to heat the pitch.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 12.0px Arial">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 12.0px Arial"> In Brussels, Belgium the &lsquo;Green Crowding&rsquo; is a crowdfunding website, which allows individuals or communities to discover and invest directly in &lsquo;green&rsquo; projects near them. This gives people the chance to see practical results of their investments as well giving them a steady rate of interest throughout the course of the project. The innovative aspect for companies and organisations involved is that they can appeal directly to individuals and local communities for their funding, rather than relying solely on banks.  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 12.0px Arial">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 12.0px Arial"> Finally, in El Hierro, an island in the Canary Islands (Spain), has set the ambitious goal of being powered solely by renewable energy sources. Their plan aims to harness the island&rsquo;s considerable renewable energy potential by using a combination of wind turbines and a hydroelectric plant to generate 80% of their energy needs. This will save the community millions of Euros currently spent on importing oil and will go a long way to achieving their overall ambition.  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #168fc6"> <span style="color: #000000">More info: <a href="http://www.wahara.eu/">w</a><a href="http://www.mostra.com/">www.mostra.com</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #168fc6"> <span style="color: #000000">Produced by: <a href="http://www.mostra.com/">www.mostra.com</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Language: English, english subtitles</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Region: Europe</p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-04 11:31:11The AgWater Solutions Project in West Bengal (Original Music)http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1971<p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: 17px;">An Agriculture Water Management Project in West Bengal (Pradan, Prasari, FAO and IWMI)<br /> More Info: </span><a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" href="http://www.fao.org/" rel="nofollow" style="color: rgb(39, 147, 230); text-decoration: none; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; cursor: pointer; font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: 17px;" target="_blank" title="http://www.fao.org">http://www.fao.org</a> <br /> Produced by: FAO<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Bengal</p>TheWaterChannel2013-09-03 14:30:53Roads for Waterhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1970<p> Water can be an important cause of damage to roads, but we can also turn this around: roads have a major impact on the local availability water resources.  Roads change run-off, affect subsurface water flows, can cause compaction or gullying &ndash; but roads can also route water to storage ponds or recharge areas, can help retain water in dry riverbeds and ensure systematic spreading of floodwater. </p> <p> Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are the fastest growing in the world. Across Africa, these urbanisation trends present multiple new development opportunities and challenges. Road and rail systems &ndash; within and between major centres - are improved or extended to &lsquo;unlock regions&rsquo;, reducing handling time of goods and improving education and health access.</p> <p> On the other side, the higher road and traffic density also holds a threat; increasing pressure on the natural resources to the - often poor - communities living along the road. As the majority of SSA economies are agricultural based, infrastructure projects should well go through to secure agricultural practices of these communities, and their social well-being. Climate change will only further exacerbate security and access issues pertaining to water, energy and food.</p> <p> In this video MetaMeta explains how these issues can be tackled and even how road communities can benefit of the road projects.</p> <p> More info: <a href="mailto:mvanbeusekom@metameta.nl" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 204); outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; "><span>mvanbeusekom@metameta.nl</span></a><br /> Produced by:TWCprod<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-29 13:10:11Mother Ganga, Do You Hear Us Cry? - Part 1http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1968<p> FIAN's struggle towards the realisation of the right to food in India. This documentary film (2005) presents several cases of violations of the right to food, as well as the measures taken by FIAN and its partners to fight for people's human rights.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.fian.org/" style="font-size: 12px;" target="_blank">http://www.fian.org/</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.fian.org/" target="_blank">FIAN International</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Various (English narration and subtitles)<br /> Region: India, South Asia</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-28 09:54:29Combating water shortages in South Africahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1967<p> In South Africa, rising temperatures and faster evaporation rates mean that farms require more water for irrigation, but also make rainfall more erratic. Water shortages have therefore become a threat to the agricultural sector, which accounts for eight per cent of South Africa's economy. This video shows how researchers supported by the Climate Change Adaptation in Africa program are contributing to the implementation of farming methods that improve water efficiency in agriculture.</p> <p> Produced by A24 Media, this is part of a series of six videos on research supported by CCAA.</p> <p> The Climate Change Adaptation in Africa research and capacity development program (2006-2012) was a joint initiative of Canada's International Development Research Centre and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID). </p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">More info: </span><a href="http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Results/Pages/ResultsDetails.aspx?ResultID=135" target="_blank">http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Results/Pages/ResultsDetails.aspx?ResultID=135</a><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Produced by: <a href="http://www.a24media.com/" target="_blank">A24 Media</a> for <a href="http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">International Development Research Centre</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English and French<br /> Region: Senegal, West Africa</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-26 10:32:43Rolling back the desert in Senegalhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1966<p> In Senegal, where farming employs 70% of the population, desertification and land erosion have led to food insecurity. This video shows how researchers supported by the Climate Change Adaptation in Africa program worked with farmers to identify and implement farming strategies that protect against further desertification and improve yields under these new conditions.</p> <p> Produced by A24 Media, this is part of a series of six videos on research supported by CCAA.</p> <p> The Climate Change Adaptation in Africa research and capacity development program (2006-2012) was a joint initiative of Canada's International Development Research Centre and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID).</p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">More info: </span><a href="http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Results/Pages/ResultsDetails.aspx?ResultID=135" target="_blank">http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Results/Pages/ResultsDetails.aspx?ResultID=135</a><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Produced by: <a href="http://www.a24media.com/" target="_blank">A24 Media</a> for <a href="http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">International Development Research Centre</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English and French<br /> Region: Senegal, West Africa</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-26 10:22:06Water Security Issues in Periurban Areas of Kathmandu, Nepal part-1http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1965<p> More info: <a href="http://www.saciwaters.org/index.html" style="font-size: 12px;" target="_blank">http://www.saciwaters.org/index.html</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.saciwaters.org/index.html" target="_blank">SaciWATERs</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Nepal, South Asia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-22 10:06:44Fraxinus: a Facebook game to crowdsource the fight against ash dieback disease HDhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1964<p> Please share and embed this video with credit to BBSRC. See full press release here: http://bit.ly/14Gxc2u Let scientists keep the lab coat, goggles and pipette. Playing a Facebook game as simple as Candy Crush is enough to take part in active research to help save the ash tree. In December 2012, scientists from The Sainsbury Laboratory hired Sheffield-based gaming company Team Cooper to develop 'Fraxinus'. The game uses real genetic data from the fungus which causes Chalara ash dieback and from the common ash, Fraxinus excelsior. It involves matching and rearranging patterns of coloured leaf shapes which represent nucleotides - the letters that make up a genome sequence. People are better at this than computers alone, because the human eye can recognise patterns that computers miss. The Facebook game is part of a rapid response to ask dieback funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), which includes understanding more about the disease, how it attacks ash trees, finding natural resistance and predicting and mitigating disease progression. Fraxinus game: http://apps.facebook.com/fraxinusgame/ OpenAshDieback site: http://oadb.tsl.ac.uk/ See more BBSRC videos here: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/videos/ See BBSRC News for the latest news, features and events: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news Follow BBSRC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bbsrc<br /> <br /> More Info:  <a href="http://goo.gl/R6YEQg" target="_blank">http://goo.gl/R6YEQg</a>  <br /> Produced by: <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"><a href="http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk" target="_blank">BBSRC</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: UK, Global</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-20 14:26:35Desalination: Myths and Misconceptions - January 2011http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1963<p> More info: <a href="http://www.idadesal.org/desalination-101/">http://www.idadesal.org/desalination-101/</a><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Produced by: <a href="http://www.idadesal.org/" target="_blank">International Desalination Association</a> <br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-20 14:19:53Clear Solutions: Hope For The Yamunahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1962<p> Bioremediation is the use of micro-organisms to remove pollutants. Find out how river Yamuna, that has become a sewage dump, can be cleaned within a few months with almost no investment.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">More info: </span><a href="http://www.tehelka.com/tag/yamuna/" target="_blank">http://www.tehelka.com/tag/yamuna/</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.tehelka.com/tag/yamuna/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" target="_blank">Tehelka.com</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> </span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Year: 2013</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Language: English</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Region: India, South Asia</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-20 12:34:09#20 What if we change - A Movable Feasthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1961<p> Growing food in cities. Entrepreneur and filmmaker Ian Cheney reports on why truck farms are catching on in New York. In Sweden, Plantagon, a leader in vertical urban agriculture, plans to feed tomorrow's mega cities with skyscraper farms. And with more droughts and water shortages likely, scientists at Penn State University are finding new ways to help plants adapt to tough conditions.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.whatifwechange.org" target="_blank">www.whatifwechange.org</a>, <a href="http://www.iucn.org/" target="_blank">www.iucn.org</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.whatifwechange.org" target="_blank">What If We Change...</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-20 10:55:37#11 What if we change - Vitshumbi Participatory Videohttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1960<p> This participatory video which was made in North Kivu, Congo DRC is part of an IUCN NL learning trajectory aimed at reinforcing the relationship between ecology and development through the use of audiovisual media in capacity building.</p> <p> Vitshumbi is a small fishing village on the edge of Lake Edward in North-Kivu, Congo DRC. Due to bad management, war and overfishing the lake has been overexploited since the 1980s, which has severely disturbed the delicate thread between ecology and development and has led to conflict and malnutrition.</p> <p> In this film, community members of Vitshumbi, from fishermen to military, explore the situation from their own point of view and share ideas for improvement.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.whatifwechange.org" target="_blank">www.whatifwechange.org</a>, <a href="http://www.iucn.org/" target="_blank">www.iucn.org</a> <br /> Produced by: The community of Ishamba<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: (English subtitles)</p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-20 10:50:59Meet Mr. Toilet | Jessica Yuhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1958<div> For those without access to a simple toilet, poop can be poison. Businessman-turned-sanitation-superhero Jack Sim fights this oft-neglected crisis affecting 2.6 billion people...</div> <div>  </div> <div> Join the conversation and tweet #MrToilet to have your tweet featured on the GE FOCUS FORWARD website. Go to focusforwardfilms.com/films/5/meet-mr-toilet to see the discussion.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Watch more GE FOCUS FORWARD films at vimeo.com/focusforwardfilms/films.</div> <div>  </div> <div> More info: <a href="http://worldtoilet.org/wto/index.php/about-us/our-people" style="font-size: 12px;" target="_blank">http://worldtoilet.org/wto/index.php/about-us/our-people</a></div> <div> Produced by: Elise Pearlstein, Jessica Yu for <a href="http://focusforwardfilms.com/" target="_blank">Focus Forward Films</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</div>TheWaterChannel2013-08-16 11:33:25Rain water harvestinghttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1957<p> The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board has issued notices to 5,000 houses in Bangalore for not installing Rain Water Harvesting units. Is this a case of too little and a bit late? The government made Rain Water Harvesting mandatory in 2009. But this is a rule that has never been taken seriously by anyone.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.rainwaterclub.org" target="_blank">Rainwater Club</a>, <a href="http://bwssb.org/" target="_blank">Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.deccanherald.com/videos/" target="_blank">Deccan Herald</a> <br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Bangalore, Karnataka, India, South Asia</p> <p> <br />  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-16 10:24:53130319 gastles water Praathuis Culemborghttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1956<p> Gastles water door Stefan Flos (www.h2video.nl) in het kader van wereldwaterdag 2013 gehouden op 19 maart 2013 bij 't Praathuis in Culemborg voor groep 8 (de berenklas).</p> <p> (Why is water important? Schoolchildren from Culemborg, The Netherlands discuss this with Stefan Flos, Director of H2video.nl)</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://stefanflos.nl/" target="_blank">http://stefanflos.nl/</a><br /> Produced by: Stefan Flos<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: Dutch (Netherlands)<br /> Region: The Netherlands, Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-15 15:44:25Webinar: Why Water and Integrity?http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1955<p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px;">Improving water governance requires transparency, accountability and fighting corruption. It requires the right knowledge, access to strong partnerships and good tools. Improving water integrity means working with preventive measures to promote transparency, accountability and participation in water. Lessons have already been learnt from this preventive work.</span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px;">In this webinar (held on April 25, 2013) Binayak Das from the </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px;"> </span><a href="http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px;" target="_blank">Water Integrity Network</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px;"> (WIN) detailed these points and discussed tools/processes/mechanisms that active citizens can utilize to demand accountability and defeat corruption in the water sector.</span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px;">(We recommend that you watch this video fullscreen) </span></p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/webinar" target="_blank">www.thewaterchannel.tv/webinar</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-15 15:10:05Stolen Harvesthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1954<p> The Harran plain lies in the cradle of one of the world&rsquo;s oldest civilizations that flourished between the rivers Euphrates and Tigris.</p> <p> In 1996, planned irrigation came to Harran Plain in southeast Turkey. It was expected to bring a lot of benefits to agriculture in the region. Between then and 2012, the area under irrigation has increased from 35,000 to 150,000. However, the irrigation has been excessive and more than 10% of that land has been lost to salinization already. A much greater area is under threat of following suit.</p> <p> Experts point out that the irrigation systems introduced in the region comprise mostly of open channels, and are therefore bound to fail given the topography and the climate. Annual evaporation losses in Harran are five times the annual rainfall. Under such conditions, open irrigation systems are bound to lead to soil salinization. Closed systems such as pipelines and drip irrigation systems are much more suitable, and much necessary in order to prevent degradation of land and hardship to farmers.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://goo.gl/5jB3iE" target="_blank">http://goo.gl/5jB3iE</a> <br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Produced by: Sukru Esin<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: Turkish with English subtitles<br /> Region: Turkey, West Asia</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-15 12:53:40The Shubh Kal project: Agroforestryhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1953<p> The Shubh Kal project by CDKN in India, aims to strengthen community knowledge and voice on climate change impacts and adaptation by increasing their input into local research and policy dialogues and enabling communities to share their experiences of adapting to climate change.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> This video shows that It is possible for these vulnerable communities to mitigate some of the negative effects of climate change by practicing agroforestry, and is also a practical option for addressing the problem of deforestation. Agroforestry is a collective name for a land use system in which woody perennials (trees, shrubs etc.) are grown along with crops. This system provides a set of innovative practices that are designed to enhance farm productivity in a way that contributes to climate sequestration.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #363636"> The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) supports decision-makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development. They do this by combining research, advisory services and knowledge management in support of locally owned and managed policy processes. They work in partnership with decision-makers in the public, private and non-governmental sectors nationally, regionally and globally. They hold to the ideals of human development and environmental sustainability.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://cdkn.org/resource/towards-solutions/?loclang=en_gb"><span style="color: #168fc6">CDNK</span></a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://cdkn.org/resource/towards-solutions/?loclang=en_gb"><span style="color: #168fc6">CDNK</span></a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-14 16:54:40The Shubh Kal Project: Climate Resilient Farminghttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1952<p> In India there is an increasing abundance of research on the impacts of climate change on communities and models for adaptation. However, this research has had limited impact at the local level partly due to the challenges of communicating it in ways that are appropriate to local stakeholders&rsquo; needs, and failure to meaningfully engage existing local institutions and local cultural practices. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #363636"> The Shubh Kal project aims to strengthen community knowledge and voice on climate change impacts and adaptation by increasing their input into local research and policy dialogues and enabling communities to share their experiences of adapting to climate change.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #363636">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #363636">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #363636"> The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) supports decision-makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development. They do this by combining research, advisory services and knowledge management in support of locally owned and managed policy processes. They work in partnership with decision-makers in the public, private and non-governmental sectors nationally, regionally and globally. They hold to the ideals of human development and environmental sustainability.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://cdkn.org/project/shubh-kal-a-better-future-from-information-to-knowledge-and-action-2/"><span style="color: #168fc6">CDNK</span></a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://cdkn.org/resource/towards-solutions/?loclang=en_gb"><span style="color: #168fc6">CDNK</span></a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: India</p> <div>  </div>TheWaterChannel2013-08-14 16:44:09Cascade Check Dams in Yemenhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1951<p>  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Yemen is one of the five most water-stressed countries in the world, but is also a country with an extraordinary history of innovations in water management. One such innovation is the construction of cascades of check dams in wadis (ephemeral rivers). These check dams slow down the short-term flood flows in these dry rivers and maximize recharge. This enables the cultivation of very high-value grape farming in an area essentially dependent on only short floods.</p> <p style="margin: 5.7px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> The cascade check dams serve two purposes: (a) to reduce the speed of flow in the wadi; and (b) to impound excess water during flash floods. </p> <p style="margin: 5.7px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> The check dams divert water to spate irrigation canals on both sides of the wadi bed and increase the recharge of shallow groundwater. In semi-arid environments recharge most effectively occurs through riverbeds, as in these areas the alluvial deposits overlay sandstone and the cascade dams optimize the recharge effect.</p> <p style="margin: 5.7px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> More info:<span style="color: #168fc6"> <a href="http://www.bebuffered.com/downloads/transforming_land_3108_LQ_total.pdf">www.bebuffered.com</a></span><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Yemen</p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-13 16:05:50Imagine a World Like this Part 2http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1950<p>  </p> <div> <div style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> WOTR is a not-for-profit NGO founded in 1993 operating currently in five 6 Indian states &ndash; Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, and Orissa. Among other things, WOTR promotes conservation of indigenous breeds as a measure of Climate Change Adaptation.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; color: rgb(36, 36, 36); "> Imagine a world like this is a two-part film  that brings out the current existing energy inequities and showcases decentralized approaches and option to access clean energy. <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1949/imagine-a-world-like-this-part-1" target="_blank">Watch Part 1</a></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; color: rgb(18, 18, 18); "> WOTR aims to reduce poverty through mobilising the self help capacities of individuals and communities to regenerate the eco-spaces or watersheds they live in, harvest rain water wherever it falls, use it productively, undertake sustainable livelihoods and do whatever else it takes to get them out of poverty.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 14px/normal Arial; ">  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> More info:<span style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); "> <a href="http://www.wotr.org/category/media/audio-visuals/english-films/">WOTR</a></span><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.wotr.org/category/media/audio-visuals/english-films/"><span style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); ">WOTR</span></a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: India</p> </div> </div> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-12 12:14:25Imagine a World Llike this Part 1http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1949<p> WOTR is a not-for-profit NGO founded in 1993 operating currently in five 6 Indian states &ndash; Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, and Orissa. Among other things, WOTR promotes conservation of indigenous breeds as a measure of Climate Change Adaptation.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 22.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #242424"> Imagine a world like this is a two-part film  that brings out the current existing energy inequities and showcases decentralized approaches and option to access clean energy. <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1950/imagine-a-world-like-this-part-2" target="_blank">Watch Part 2</a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #121212"> WOTR aims to reduce poverty through mobilising the self help capacities of individuals and communities to regenerate the eco-spaces or watersheds they live in, harvest rain water wherever it falls, use it productively, undertake sustainable livelihoods and do whatever else it takes to get them out of poverty.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Arial">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info:<span style="color: #168fc6"> <a href="http://www.wotr.org/category/media/audio-visuals/english-films/">WOTR</a></span><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.wotr.org/category/media/audio-visuals/english-films/"><span style="color: #168fc6">WOTR</span></a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: India</p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-12 12:03:15Weathering climate changehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1948<p> <span style="color: #000000">The Climate Change Adaptation project is being implemented by WOTR in 65 villages around India. </span>WOTR  seeks to develop the knowledge, strategies, approaches, measures and processes that enable vulnerable communities to cope with and adapt to the impending impacts of Climate Change in a manner which can be widely adoptable, replicable and scalable.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 22.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000">Weathering Climate change is a short film that describes WOTR&rsquo;ss Agro-Meteorology component of Climate Change Adaptation Project and some of the real-time ground experiences. This component combines locale-specific Met-advisories and Agro-advisories for timely weather information to help farmers plan their agricultural activities. Also a web based initiative, it is marked by its unique automated platform and software to provide village wise weather trends that can be widely up scaled. The advisories and met-forecasts are shared with the communities through phone.</font></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000">More info:<span style="color: #168fc6"> <a href="http://www.wotr.org/category/media/audio-visuals/english-films/">WOTR</a></span><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.wotr.org/category/media/audio-visuals/english-films/"><span style="color: #168fc6">WOTR</span></a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English, hindi, english subtitles<br /> Region: India</font></p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-07 11:56:18Flocculationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1946<p>  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Flocculation is an essential part of drinking water treatment as well as watewater treatment. Sometimes in the water you can find floating particles inorganic (like clay) and organic (like algae or bacteria) and they can cause diseases (like cholera, hepatitis A or salmonella). The primary purpose of the coagulation/flocculation process is the removal of turbidity from the water.  Turbidity is a cloudy appearance of water caused by these small particles suspended therein.  With Flocculation, the colloids aggregate come together to form larger particles (flocks) by the addition of a chemical called a flocculant (alum and ferrix). These flocks are now heavy enough to settle to the bottom by gravity.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Singapore, as many countries around the world, uses this method to clean its water supplies. As the global population increases and freshwater resources become more and more scarce, flocculation is one tool that can supply clean, healthy and tasty drinking water worldwide.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info:<span style="color: #168fc6"> <a href="https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/mit-k12/mit-k12-materials/v/flocculation" target="_blank">www.khanacademy.org</a></span><br /> Produced by:<a href="http://k12videos.mit.edu/" target="_blank"> </a><a href="http://k12videos.mit.edu/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #333233; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed">MITK12Videos</span></a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-07 11:39:23Creating a Climate for Changehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1945<p> The Climate Change Adaptation project is being implemented by WOTR in 65 villages of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh covering an area of 40,734 ha (407 sq.kms), directly benefitting 63,282 people from over 11,979 households.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 13.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #121212"> WOTR is introducing new elements such as agro-meteorology for tracking weather patterns at the village level leading to generation of advisories to farmers on what steps to take in emergency conditions. This is also linked to water budgeting, crop planning, adaptarive nd sustainable agronomic practices and irrigation management. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 13.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #121212"> The intervention seeks to develop the knowledge, strategies, approaches, measures and processes that enable vulnerable communities to cope with and adapt to the impending impacts of Climate Change in a manner which can be widely adoptable, replicable and scalable.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 13.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #121212"> The objective is to improve the adaptive capacities of rural communities to respond to the effects of emerging climate changes by regenerating the eco-systems they live in, diversifying livelihood sources in order to reduce risks, and adopting new agricultural and renewable energy technologies.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 13.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #121212"> This video is an overview showcasing of the different components of WOTR´s Climate Change Adaptation Project.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info:<span style="color: #168fc6"> <a href="http://www.wotr.org/category/media/audio-visuals/english-films/">WOTR</a></span><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.wotr.org/category/media/audio-visuals/english-films/"><span style="color: #168fc6">WOTR</span></a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: India</p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-06 11:42:29Sand Mining in India: Greed, Corruption and Plunderhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1942<p> Sand is a key component of inland and coastal eco-systems. Indiscriminate mining of sand degrades rivers beds, makes rivers change course and degrades the fishery base. Sand helps maintain groundwater tables and keeps saline water from intruding into freshwater sources in coastal areas. Beach sand is our natural defence against rising sea-levels.</p> <p> However, sand is also the principal component of concrete, the critical construction material. In developing countries like India, infrastructure development is in full swing and the construction sector seeks much more sand than can be mined while sticking to environmental regulations. So private companies (big and small) mine sand from beaches/river beds illegally and to dangerous levels, in cahoots with corrupt politicians and government officials. (<strong><a href="http://www.tehelka.com/tag/sand-mining/" target="_blank">Recent cases</a></strong> show that taking on this nexus can have dangerous consequences, as some activists and honest officials have found out).</p> <p> In this interview, Kiran Pereira from King&rsquo;s College (London), recounts her experiences researching sand mining along the Konkan coast in Western India (Mahad, Toradi and Bankot, in Raigad and Ratnagiri districts). The region is one of the 10 'hottest' biodiversity hotspots in the world.</p> <p> Kiran had to face threats of assault, intimidation and an air of secrecy, with few people willing to talk about illegal mining happening in broad daylight. She concludes that what helps this thrive is the general perception and scientific categorization of sand as an abundant, low-value resource despite its ecological value.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://rhetoric2reality.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">http://rhetoric2reality.wordpress.com/</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: India, South Asia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-05 22:00:37Water, the Treasurehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1941<p> "Water, the Treasure" (El agua, un tesoro) is part of a series of mime pieces created by Spanish actor Carlos Martínez for the AguaViva Pavilion, Expo Zaragoza 2008, on "Water and Sustainable Development". The urgency and universal nature of the topic prompted the actor to continue developing the clips into a show called "Mirage" as a contribution to the UN Water for Life Decade and in honor of his 30th Stage Anniversary.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.carlosmartinez.es/#/en/shows/mirage/" target="_blank">http://www.carlosmartinez.es/#/en/shows/mirage/</a> <br /> Produced by: Ronam Bonfin<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: Visual<br /> Region: Spain, Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-05 14:24:52Climate Change: Solutionshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1940<p> Crispino Lobo, Managing Trustee, WOTR gives us an overview of WOTR&rsquo;s Climate Change Adaptation project, which is an integrated, multi-pronged approach to address the complex issue of Climate Change. He takes us through all the components of the project, which attempt to address the key factors that affect rural life. It includes implementation and knowledge generation aspects of WOTR&rsquo;s work.</p> <p> <span style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial;">More info:</span><span style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(22, 143, 198);"> <a href="http://www.wotr.org/category/media/audio-visuals/english-films/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none;">WOTR</a></span><br style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial;" /> <span style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial;">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.wotr.org/category/media/audio-visuals/english-films/" style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px; color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial;">WOTR</a><br style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial;" /> <span style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial;">Year: 2013</span><br style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial;" /> <span style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial;">Language: English</span><br style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial;" /> <span style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial;">Region: India</span></p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-02 10:30:53Climate Change: Challengeshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1939<p> Crispino Lobo, Managing Trustee, WOTR outlines the challenges of the new issue of Climate Change, that is confronting the people in rainfed regions of India, highlighting their vulnerability to erratic changes in climatic patterns and the effects in can have on these communities.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 11.818181991577148px;">More info:</span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; color: rgb(22, 143, 198);"> <a href="http://www.wotr.org/category/media/audio-visuals/english-films/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none;">WOTR</a></span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 11.818181991577148px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 11.818181991577148px;">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.wotr.org/category/media/audio-visuals/english-films/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; font-size: 11.818181991577148px;">WOTR</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 11.818181991577148px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 11.818181991577148px;">Year: 2013</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 11.818181991577148px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 11.818181991577148px;">Language: English</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 11.818181991577148px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 11.818181991577148px;">Region: India</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-02 10:26:29Community Management Project (CMP) Approachhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1936<p> The poor sustainability of rural water services is well recognized. Project-based, one-off and stand-alone implementation of water systems should be replaced with sustainable, large-scale approaches that actualize the philosophy of decentralized service delivery. One such an approach is the Community Managed Project (CMP) approach which has been piloted and successfully implemented in Ethiopia.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 6.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Arial"> This short film is an introduction to the CMP approach. Its mechanism is intended mainly for low level technologies such as hand dug wells and spring protections and therefore the hydrogeological conditions need to be taken into account.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.cmpethiopia.org/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #168fc6">CMP</span></a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.cmpethiopia.org/" target="_blank"><span style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); ">CMP</span></a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Ethiopia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-01 15:06:08Making Drought a Memoryhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1928<p> <span style="color: #000000">WOTR is a not-for-profit NGO founded in 1993 operating currently in five 6 Indian states &ndash; Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, and Orissa. </span>Since  its inception in 1993 WOTR has been in the forefront of mobilizing vulnerable communities in semi-arid and resource fragile regions to help themselves out of poverty by harvesting rainwater wherever it falls and regenerating the ecosystems they live in.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Making drought a memory introduces the bad situation in some indian villages because of the drought and the lack of water. In other cities for instance, new crops are growing and they have wells with enough water to face the drought season thanks to the watershed treatments.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #121212"> WOTR aims to reduce poverty through mobilising the self help capacities of individuals and communities to regenerate the eco-spaces or watersheds they live in, harvest rain water wherever it falls, use it productively, undertake sustainable livelihoods and do whatever else it takes to get them out of poverty.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info:<span style="color: #168fc6"> <a href="http://www.wotr.org/category/media/audio-visuals/english-films/">WOTR</a></span><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.wotr.org/category/media/audio-visuals/english-films/"><span style="color: #168fc6">WOTR</span></a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: Hindi, english subtitles<br /> Region: India</p>TheWaterChannel2013-08-01 10:31:36The StoneMeal Projecthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1927<p>  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Ethiopian farming lands are decreasing fertility and farmers have limited access to information about production and use of farm inputs. Chemical fertilizer technologies are not affordable to the average farmers and their environmental and socio-economic effects on the long term are questionable.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> The integration of local rock dust in the composting farm waste process offers a powerful instrument to poor farmers to increase the fertility of their land and move one step forward towards food security.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> The primary goal of the trainings is to train farmers and local extensionworkers. The training shows how to process locally available vegetable and mineral from mining wastes (rock dust) to produce high value organic</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> fertilizers. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Waste materials from farms and households are abundant and available at little or no cost. Especially women in rural areas are familiar with fermentation processes since they brew beer and honey-wine. These types of skills will facilitate the dissemination of these technologies also based on fermentation.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Help us to reach more farmers!</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info:<span style="color: #168fc6"> <a href="http://www.metameta.nl/circular-economy/stonemeal-project-ethiopia" target="_blank">Metameta Circular Economy</a>  <a href="http://rockinsoils.com/" target="_blank">Rockin Soils</a>   </span><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php" target="_blank"><span style="color: #168fc6">The</span></a><a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php" target="_blank"><span style="color: #168fc6">WaterChannel</span></a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Ethiopia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-31 16:09:54The Battle for Water - Drought story from Marathwadahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1926<p>  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> WOTR is a not-for-profit NGO founded in 1993 operating currently in five 6 Indian states &ndash; Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, and Orissa. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> The Battle for Water is a short film of Kasarwadi in Aurangabad district of Marathwada region that has stayed resilient through the drought. Inspite of receiving less than 200mm of rain in 2012, the village has water in its wells&hellip; while Bantakali 2 kms away battles its water troubles day in and day out.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #121212"> WOTR aims to reduce poverty through mobilising the self help capacities of individuals and communities to regenerate the eco-spaces or watersheds they live in, harvest rain water wherever it falls, use it productively, undertake sustainable livelihoods and do whatever else it takes to get them out of poverty.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info:<span style="color: #168fc6"> <a href="http://www.wotr.org/category/media/audio-visuals/english-films/">WOTR</a></span><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.wotr.org/category/media/audio-visuals/english-films/"><span style="color: #168fc6">WOTR</span></a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: India</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-31 09:34:47A Pageanthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1925<p> WOTR is a not-for-profit NGO founded in 1993 operating currently in five 6 Indian states &ndash; Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, and Orissa. Among other things, WOTR promotes conservation of indigenous breeds as a measure of Climate Change Adaptation.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #333233"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">A different, whacky take on indigenous livestock. Local livestock breeds are hardy, naturally adapted to the local climate and do not need as much financial and labour investment as hybrids. Yet, they are under threat. </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #121212"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">WOTR aims to reduce poverty through mobilising the self help capacities of individuals and communities to regenerate the eco-spaces or watersheds they live in, harvest rain water wherever it falls, use it productively, undertake sustainable livelihoods and do whatever else it takes to get them out of poverty.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Arial; min-height: 16.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info:<span style="color: #168fc6"> <a href="http://www.wotr.org/category/media/audio-visuals/english-films/" target="_blank">WOTR</a></span><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.wotr.org/category/media/audio-visuals/english-films/" target="_blank">WOTR</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: India</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-30 11:01:35Ekümenopolis: Bir ?stanbul Hikayesi (filmden bir bölüm)http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1924<p> More info: <a href="http://www.ekumenopolis.net/" target="_blank">http://www.ekumenopolis.net/</a><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Produced by: Gaye Gunay (detailed credits below)<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Turkey<br /> Region: Turkey, West Asia</span></p> <p> Bu animasyon 90 dakikal?k "Ekümenopolis: Ucu Olmayan ?ehir" isimli belgesel filmden bir bölüm. 26 Kas?m 2012 itibariyle DVDsi ç?kt?.</p> <p> Bir ?stanbul Hikayesi / An Istanbul Story</p> <p> yönetmen: Imre Azem <br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">yap?mc? : Gaye Günay<br /> metin: Ulus Atayurt, Naz?m Akkoyunlu<br /> <br /> animasyonlar: Özlem Ölçer, Boran Güney, Ali Can Meydan, Emre Özbay, Aksel Zeydan Göz, Ufuk Atan, Egemen ?enkarde?, Ilg? Çandar, Gökçe Sümerkan, Gizem Sümerkan, Deniz Çift, Uluç Ali K?l?ç, Mehmet K?z?lay, Mert K?z?lay, Gökhan Okur, Cüneyt Öz?eker</span></p> <p> <br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">müzik: BabaZula, Lari Dilmen<br /> seslendirme: Fatih Damgac? </span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">ara?t?rma: Duygu ?ensöz</span></p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-30 10:09:15BlueTech Forum 2013_Dick Zwartveld: Food-Water Nexushttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1923<p>  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> On May 14th, the 4th Annual BlueTech Forum kicked off with the BlueTech Technology Showcases, covering three key water industry areas: Food and Beverage, Oil and Gas, and Smart Water. Delegates learned about the innovative and disruptive technologies of 11 companies and rated each on the potential of its innovative and disruptive technology. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> In this video, Dick Zwartveld, Product Manager at Priva, introduced the food-water nexus, discussing advancements in horticulture & greenhouse technologies. This company focuses on the production of healthy, high-quality food and ornamental plant crops in open field and greenhouses with minimal use of natural resources, such as energy and water. For the past five years, Dick has cooperated in practical research focused on adapting agricultural systems to become more water sustainable.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Arial; min-height: 16.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info:<a href="http://www.bluetechforum.com/"><span style="color: #168fc6"> BlueTechForum</span></a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.bluetechforum.com/"><span style="color: #168fc6"> BlueTechForum</span></a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-30 10:06:22(Arabic) Drought alert in Africa - Euronewshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1922<p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> Recurring water shortages endanger local ecosystems and threaten agriculture-based communities.</p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> As climate change continues, forecasters expect droughts to become more frequent and severe. In South Africa's Limpopo province, the Mabodibeng dairy cooperative produces milk for local villages.  A group of European and African scientists from an EU research project have visited to try to understand how to help local farmers prepare for droughts. Jean-Marie Kileshye Onema, Waternet's Acting Manager and Research Co-ordinator says it's a multi layered problem: "Obviously, droughts hit the most vulnerable in a population, and expose them to issues of food security, health or even sanitation. And this can be seen throughout the continent. And the focus of this project is to try to improve or mitigate risks related to drought in the African context."</p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> Farmers generally rely on short-term TV weather forecasts. Existing medium and long-term models, based on satellite and ground data, are too complicated to be assessable to the general public.  Researchers are proposing an early warning system that would make simple recommendations based on all the available data. Scientists, authorities and local people would work together to make such a drought alert system reliable and efficient. And here the EU can help. They are also analysing the management of water resources across the continent, looking for ways to improve both governance and cooperation between African regions. But at heart the problem is simple. Jakkie Venter is Tzaneen Area Manager for the South African Department of Water Affairs: "The situation is that there's not enough water in South Africa. The rainy season is short and you get long winters with low flow. So we need research to better the management of the water resources." With the risk of droughts increasing, there is little time to waste. </p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin: 0px 0px 12px; font-family: Arial;"> More info:<font class="Apple-style-span" color="#168fc6"> </font><a href="http://www.dewfora.net/" target="_blank">http://www.dewfora.net/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2013/06/17/africa-is-always-at-risk-of-drought/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">EuroNews</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: Arabic<br /> Region: Africa</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-29 17:45:25(French) Drought alert in Africa - Euronewshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1921<p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> Recurring water shortages endanger local ecosystems and threaten agriculture-based communities.</p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> As climate change continues, forecasters expect droughts to become more frequent and severe. In South Africa's Limpopo province, the Mabodibeng dairy cooperative produces milk for local villages.  A group of European and African scientists from an EU research project have visited to try to understand how to help local farmers prepare for droughts. Jean-Marie Kileshye Onema, Waternet's Acting Manager and Research Co-ordinator says it's a multi layered problem: "Obviously, droughts hit the most vulnerable in a population, and expose them to issues of food security, health or even sanitation. And this can be seen throughout the continent. And the focus of this project is to try to improve or mitigate risks related to drought in the African context."</p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> Farmers generally rely on short-term TV weather forecasts. Existing medium and long-term models, based on satellite and ground data, are too complicated to be assessable to the general public.  Researchers are proposing an early warning system that would make simple recommendations based on all the available data. Scientists, authorities and local people would work together to make such a drought alert system reliable and efficient. And here the EU can help. They are also analysing the management of water resources across the continent, looking for ways to improve both governance and cooperation between African regions. But at heart the problem is simple. Jakkie Venter is Tzaneen Area Manager for the South African Department of Water Affairs: "The situation is that there's not enough water in South Africa. The rainy season is short and you get long winters with low flow. So we need research to better the management of the water resources." With the risk of droughts increasing, there is little time to waste. </p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin: 0px 0px 12px; font-family: Arial;"> More info:<font class="Apple-style-span" color="#168fc6"> </font><a href="http://www.dewfora.net/" target="_blank">http://www.dewfora.net/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2013/06/17/africa-is-always-at-risk-of-drought/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">EuroNews</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: French<br /> Region: Africa</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-29 17:44:44(Spanish) Drought alert in Africa - Euronewshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1920<p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> Recurring water shortages endanger local ecosystems and threaten agriculture-based communities.</p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> As climate change continues, forecasters expect droughts to become more frequent and severe. In South Africa's Limpopo province, the Mabodibeng dairy cooperative produces milk for local villages.  A group of European and African scientists from an EU research project have visited to try to understand how to help local farmers prepare for droughts. Jean-Marie Kileshye Onema, Waternet's Acting Manager and Research Co-ordinator says it's a multi layered problem: "Obviously, droughts hit the most vulnerable in a population, and expose them to issues of food security, health or even sanitation. And this can be seen throughout the continent. And the focus of this project is to try to improve or mitigate risks related to drought in the African context."</p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> Farmers generally rely on short-term TV weather forecasts. Existing medium and long-term models, based on satellite and ground data, are too complicated to be assessable to the general public.  Researchers are proposing an early warning system that would make simple recommendations based on all the available data. Scientists, authorities and local people would work together to make such a drought alert system reliable and efficient. And here the EU can help. They are also analysing the management of water resources across the continent, looking for ways to improve both governance and cooperation between African regions. But at heart the problem is simple. Jakkie Venter is Tzaneen Area Manager for the South African Department of Water Affairs: "The situation is that there's not enough water in South Africa. The rainy season is short and you get long winters with low flow. So we need research to better the management of the water resources." With the risk of droughts increasing, there is little time to waste. </p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin: 0px 0px 12px; font-family: Arial;"> More info:<font class="Apple-style-span" color="#168fc6"> </font><a href="http://www.dewfora.net/" target="_blank">http://www.dewfora.net/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2013/06/17/africa-is-always-at-risk-of-drought/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">EuroNews</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: Spanish (Espanol)<br /> Region: Africa</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-29 17:34:22Dr. Vyvyan Howard on Fluoride in Drinking Waterhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1919<p> Dr. Vyvyan Howard, President of the International Society of Doctors for the Environment, explains his concerns about water fluoridation. Dr. Howard is a medical toxico-pathologist who specializes in the impact of toxins on fetal and infant health. In this video, Dr. Howard discusses his concerns about fluoride's impact on infant health. </p> <p> More info:<a href="http://www.fluoridealert.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank"> www.fluoridealert.org</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.fluoridealert.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank"> www.fluoridealert.org</a><br /> Year: 2008<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-29 11:01:06Blue Tech Forum 2013_Cees Buismanhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1918<p>  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px"> On May 14th, the 4th Annual BlueTech Forum kicked off with the BlueTech Technology Showcases, covering three key water industry areas: Food and Beverage, Oil and Gas, and Smart Water. Delegates learned about the innovative and disruptive technologies of 11 companies and rated each on the potential of its innovative and disruptive technology. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> In this video, Dr. Cees Buisman, Scientific Director at Wetsus, presented a vision of how we can feed the world on a sustainable long-term basis and the technologies that we need to do this, including inexpensive desalination technologies and methods to recycle nutrients.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> He shared information about blue-sky technologies being developed in Wetsus laboratories with the world&rsquo;s leading water technology companies and corporations in order to make this dream a reality.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Arial; min-height: 16.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info:<a href="http://www.bluetechforum.com/" target="_blank"> BlueTechForum</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.bluetechforum.com/" target="_blank"> BlueTechForum</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-29 10:07:59Soil Salinity in Australiahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1917<p> Increasing soil salinity in Australia is a serious land degradation issue. All over the country, salt is rising out of the ground and destroying our farms, homes and towns. To understand why we have this problem, we need to go way back in Australia's history.</p> <p>  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.csiro.au/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #168fc6">CSIRO</span></a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.csiro.au/" target="_blank">CSIRO</a><br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Australia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-25 14:39:27One Day in Almere, Netherlandshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1916<p> More info: <a href="http://greendrops.diandian.com/" target="_blank">http://greendrops.diandian.com/</a><br /> Produced by: Natureherit Design & Consult B.V.<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language:(English and Chinese Subtitles)<br /> Region: Netherlands, Western Europe</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-23 17:59:20H2Optima: The Portable Drinking Water Machinehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1915<p> The earthquake that shook Haiti in January 2010 caused, amongst other emergencies, a lack of drinkable water. Then, the company Optima Renovables designed H2Optima, which treats contaminated water in Haiti and desalinates sea water here.  Their objective was to market a product that was sustainable: this machine is a solar powered water purification unit and It is based on ultrafiltration and inverse osmosis, techniques employed in water treatment plants.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Its promoters were thinking of places without drinkable water and in extreme situations.  However, they have seen that there is also a demand much nearer to home, for example to decontaminate water in agricultural storage tanks.  As well as a simple mechanism, it has also been designed to be easy to transport to arrive wherever is needed.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> “El Medi Ambient” is a daily program directed by Xavier Duran for the <a href="http://www.tv3.cat/sales/who"><span style="color: #168fc6">TV3</span></a> information service, one of the channels of the regional “Televisió de Catalunya”. It aims to provide an informative but rigorous overview of environmental issues to a broad audience. The programs are not only about natural areas, biodiversity and archaeological remains but also innovation, economics, welfare and health, and they always try to reflect different sides of the argument.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #168fc6"> <span style="color: #232323">More info: <a href="http://www.optimarenovables.com/en/products/h2optima/#.Ue6OSTnd5FI" target="_blank">Optima Renovables</a></span><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053bee"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Produced by:<span style="text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(5, 59, 238); "><a href="http://www.tv3.cat/pprogrames/elmediambient/meaSeccio.jsp"><span style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); ">El Medi Ambient</span></a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Language: Catalan, English subtitles</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Region: Europe</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-23 15:51:58Agricultural Water Management Solutions for Poverty Reduction - #1 Motor Pumpshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1914<div> Around 70% of the poor in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are rural, and agriculture is often their only livelihood opportunity. Proper irrigation technologies could help them do better in terms of productivity and income.</div> <div> This 3-minutes animation illustrates the impacts of access to motor pumps for irrigation on farmers' livelihood, food security and poverty reduction. </div> <div> It shows where to invest, because in sub-Saharan Africa, investments in motor pumps could benefit 187 million people and generate net revenues of USD 22 billion a year. </div> <div> Animation produced by Kantfish.com Production with an original soundtrack by DDGProject.com for FAO in the framework of the AGWATER Solutions project.<br /> More info: <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" href="http://www.fao.org/" rel="nofollow" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; cursor: pointer; color: rgb(39, 147, 230); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: 17px;" target="_blank" title="http://www.fao.org">http://www.fao.org</a><br /> Produced by: FAO<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Africa</div>TheWaterChannel2013-07-22 15:21:57Installing a solar water pump for agricultural irrigation in Malawi, Africahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1913<p>  This video shows how we helped to install solar pumps for irrigation in a farm in Malawi in Africa. The film demonstrates how to set the pumps up and also shows them in use.<br /> More info: <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" href="http://www.aktfoundation.org/" rel="nofollow" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; cursor: pointer; color: rgb(39, 147, 230); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: 17px;" target="_blank" title="http://www.aktfoundation.org">http://www.aktfoundation.org</a><br /> Produced by: AKT Solar<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Africa</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-22 14:25:47Dubai Eye Dr Ismahane Elouafihttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1912<p> Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, is the guest of Malcolm Taylor at "The Business Breakfast" morning show on 17 June 2013 on 103.8 Dubai Eye radio station. Dr. Ismahane looks at the concept of food security, alternative farming methods and genetically modified crops.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJfmO1HeGVQ" target="_blank">http://www.biosaline.org/Default.aspx</a><br /> Produced by:<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJfmO1HeGVQ" target="_blank"> International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Langauge: English<br /> Region: West Asia, North Africa</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-22 09:33:27Dubai Eye Dr Shoaib Ismailhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1911<p> Dr Shoaib Ismail, Halophyte Agronomist at the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, is interviewed by Malcolm Taylor during "The Business Breakfast" morning show on 17 June 2013 on 103.8 Dubai Eye radio station. Dr. Ismail talks about the problems facing Central Asia to achieve food security.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJfmO1HeGVQ" target="_blank">http://www.biosaline.org/Default.aspx</a><br /> Produced by:<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJfmO1HeGVQ" target="_blank"> International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Langauge: English<br /> Region: West Asia, North Africa</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-22 09:27:28IFAD - ICBA Brackish is Good English Versionhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1909<p> The Saving Freshwater Resources with Salt-Tolerant Forage Production in Marginal Areas of the West Asia and North Africa Region Project. </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJfmO1HeGVQ" target="_blank">http://www.biosaline.org/Default.aspx</a><br /> Produced by:<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJfmO1HeGVQ" target="_blank"> International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Langauge: English<br /> Region: West Asia, North Africa</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-22 09:21:17Climate compatible development - towards solutions: A CDKN special filmhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1908<p> Tackling climate change and tackling poverty and the great challenges of our time. Integrated solutions offer our best hope, but where to start? The Climate & Development Knowledge Network talks to experts and practitioners about how they are framing the solutions. </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://cdkn.org/resource/towards-solutions/?loclang=en_gb" target="_blank">CDNK</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://cdkn.org/resource/towards-solutions/?loclang=en_gb" target="_blank">CDNK</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-18 17:12:52Caigua: Water Under Threathttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1907<p> This video was created by community members in the village of Caigua, North of Villamontes in Tarija Bolivia. The community group was supported by trainee facilitators from the Bolivian NGO NATIVA as part of a capacity building programme delivered by InsightShare on behalf of IUCN Netherlands.</p> <p> Caigua: Water Under Threat focuses on the relationship between Caigua's recently constructed dam and the effects of the extraction of oil from the wells which have been drilled within Caigua's catchment. The video documents the large quanitity of sedimentation carried downstream to the reservoir and argues that this sediment is largely the result of the movement of vehicles which serve the oil wells. Participants and other community members discuss their concern for the future of the dam and emphasise the importance of the water supply for their livelihoods, demanding that something is done to stop the reservoir filling with sediment.</p> <p> More info: <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" href="http://www.whatifwechange.org/" rel="nofollow" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank" title="http://www.whatifwechange.org">www.whatifwechange.org</a><br /> Produced by:  <a href="http://www.insightshare.org" target="_blank">InsightShare</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: Spanish, English subtitles<br /> Region: Bolivia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-18 16:16:12The Salt Mountain of Sallent: The Futurehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1906<p> A mountain in the Bages region (right in the middle of Catalonia and located in the province of Barcelona) is eighty meters high.  It is the spoil heap created from the residues of mining in the Sallent salt mine.  At the moment it contains 38.5 million tonnes of sodium chloride and every day is growing (watch <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1905/the-sallent-salt-mountain-impact-el-medi-ambient" target="_blank">video</a> about the impact).</p> <p> The Iberpotash company invests million of euros to maintain the salt deposit and has carried out a project to contain the spoil heap, such as an impermeable canal of approximately three kilometres around the periphery to collect dissolved salt.  Next year they will close the potassium mines of Sallent and they will have to consider what to do with the mountain of sodium chloride that has accumulated during all the years of exploitation. This represents a huge amount of a highly valuable commercial resource."We have to stop thinking of this salt as waste"</p> <p style="margin: 5.0px 0.0px 5.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> On the other hand, the members of the pressure group &ldquo;Prou Sal&rdquo; (Stop Salt) are worried about the pollution that the mountain produces. For them the visual impact is secondary. <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1886/salinity/salinisation-of-rivers-el-medi-ambient" target="_blank">The Vilafruns salt spoil heap in the area of Balsareny</a> was made impermeable and replanted, which has reduced the salinity of the water.  But a report concludes that "Sallent also needs an environmental plan to offset the impacts caused by mining and that the Phoenix Plan does not guarantee this"<span style="font: 13.5px Arial; color: #416ceb">.</span></p> <p style="margin: 5.0px 0.0px 5.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> El Medi Ambient is a daily program run by Xavier Duran on the information services of <a href="http://www.tv3.cat/sales/who"><span style="color: #168fc6">TV3</span></a>, one of the channels of the Televisió de Catalunya. It aims to provide an informative but rigurous overview of the environmental issues to the broad audience introducing programs not only about natural areas, biodiversity and remains but also innovation, economy, welfare and health, always trying to reflect various opinions.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #168fc6"> <span style="color: #232323">More info:</span><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053bee"> <a href="http://www.tv3.cat/pprogrames/elmediambient/meaSeccio.jsp"><span style="color: #168fc6">El Medi Ambient</span></a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Produced by:<a href="http://www.tv3.cat/"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053bee"> TV3</span></a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Language: Catalan, English subtitles</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Region: Catalonia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-16 15:01:39The Salt Mountain of Sallent: Impacthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1905<p> A mountain in the Bages region (right in the middle of Catalonia and located in the province of Barcelona) is eighty meters high.  It is the spoil heap created from the residues of mining in the Sallent salt mine.  At the moment it contains 38.5 million tonnes of sodium chloride and every day is growing.</p> <p> The Iberpotash company invests million of euros to maintain the salt deposit and has carried out a project to contain the spoil heap, such as an impermeable canal of approximately three kilometres around the periphery to collect dissolved salt.  If the salty water arrived at the River Llobregat, or reached the aquifers it would contaminate them and the costs of making the water potable would be higher.</p> <p> Researchers of the University of Barcelona do not agree and have detected aquifers with a salinity of even up to four times higher than that of the sea.  </p> <p style="margin: 5.0px 0.0px 5.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> The Catalan Water Agency considers that the investments to reduce the salinization of the river were necessary because of the natural characteristics of the catchment area and the effects of mining activity. Beyond the possible impact, there are differing <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1906/the-salt-mountain-of-sallent-the-future-el-medi-ambient" target="_blank">views on the future</a> of the mountain.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> El Medi Ambient is a daily program run by Xavier Duran on the information services of <a href="http://www.tv3.cat/sales/who"><span style="color: #168fc6">TV3</span></a>, one of the channels of the Televisió de Catalunya. It aims to provide an informative but rigurous overview of the environmental issues to the broad audience introducing programs not only about natural areas, biodiversity and remains but also innovation, economy, welfare and health, always trying to reflect various opinions.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #168fc6"> <span style="color: #232323">More info:</span><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053bee"> <a href="http://www.tv3.cat/pprogrames/elmediambient/meaSeccio.jsp"><span style="color: #168fc6">El Medi Ambient</span></a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Produced by:<a href="http://www.tv3.cat/"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053bee"> TV3</span></a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Language: Catalan, English subtitles</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Region: Catalonia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-16 14:43:59Camel vs Man: Crossing Rivershttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1904<p> Moving camp in the hot lowlands of Afar (Ethiopia) means that all has to cross the river...</p> <p> Including camels...</p> <p> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">More info: <a href="mailto:abitigetaneh@yahoo.com">abitigetaneh@yahoo.com</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Language: English<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Region: Ethiopia</font></p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-15 15:25:57The life-cycle cost approach_WASHCost Programmehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1903<p>  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #333233"> In large parts of the world, people cannot be so sure that the water is running from their tap. Each day is a challenge to get the water they need for drinking and washing.<br /> It is common practice to place a pump in a village, to provide water. But after two or three years the pump stops working and nobody is able to fix it, leaving the villages without water again. A new system is being put into place by another organisation. After some time, also this system breaks down again.<br /> 40% of the systems are not functioning the way they should. How can we change this? By taking all the costs into account, the so-called life-cycle costs for service delivery.<br /> This short animation explains what the life-cycle cost components are and how to measure service, taking into account the indicators of quantity, quality, accessibility and reliability. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> WASHCost is a five-year action research programme, running from 2008 to 2012. The WASHCost team is gathering information related to the true costs of providing water, sanitation, and hygiene services for an entire life-cycle of a service - from implementation all the way to post-construction.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre is leading the WASHCost programme and works with several partners to collect data in the rural and peri-urban areas of Burkina Faso, Ghana, India, and Mozambique.<br /> <span style="color: #333233"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #168fc6"> <span style="color: #000000">More info: <a href="http://www.irc.nl/page/39103">IRC_WASHCost</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Produced by: <a href="http://www.irc.nl/"><span style="color: #168fc6">IRC</span></a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: <span style="color: #333233">Ghana, India, Mozambique and Burkina-Faso</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-15 10:41:49Paul Collier on The Plundered Planethttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1902<p> In this talk Paul Collier explains how using natural resources together with technology and checking the regulation, we can get prosperity worlwide. "Without regulation, you get plunder; without technology, you get hunger". In his book, The Plundered Planet, Paul Collier talks about how and whether poverty alleviation and care for the environment for future generations may be reconciled.<br /> The book sets out to try to solve the dilemmas that arise from natural assets in developing countries. He writes that economics and environmental studies need each other and can be compatible.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Year: 2010<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#333233">Bristol, UK</font></p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-15 10:12:47Salinization - Çukurovahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1901<p> The Department of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation of the Çukurova University is involved in the fields of irrigation, drainage, water resources, agricultural structures, hydrology, environment & water pollution, soil salinity and soil erosion.</p> <p> This Case Study shows the problems farmers in 2 regions of Çukurova (Akarsu & Yemisli) have to fade in Adana - Turkey.</p> <p>  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; ">  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English, turkish<br /> Region: <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#333233">Turkey</font></p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-12 10:29:11MESOCOSMOS_GrupFEMhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1900<p> The Mesocosmos Sostaqua is an infrastructure located at the Balsareny water-treatment plant, the first in Spain of its kind. It is an artificial ecosystem that recreates the river natural conditions and it consists of 12 artificial channels and is operated as a flow-through system, relying on water pumped from a diversion channel of the Llobregat River.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #168fc6"> <span style="color: #000000">More info: </span><a href="http://www.ub.edu/fem/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=8" target="_blank">Freshwater Ecology and Management Research Group</a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Produced by: <a href="http://www.ub.edu/fem/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #168fc6">GrupFEM</span></a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: Spanish<br /> Region: <span style="color: #333233">Balsareny (Barcelona, Spain)</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-11 10:21:02CITIZEN KOCH Trailerhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1898<p> Money has long played a starring role in politics, but things really got out of control after the Supreme Court ruling in <i style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 16px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-style: italic; ">Citizens United, </i>engineered by corporate and far-right interest groups to super-enfrancise the wealthiest and disenfranchise ordinary Americans.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 16px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; word-wrap: break-word; "> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12px;">"Citizen Koch" tells that story -- from the political influence wielded by billionaire industrialists and conservative activists David and Charles Koch, and others like them, to the real-life struggles of ordinary Republicans and Democrats as they collide with the big money juggernaut.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 16px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; word-wrap: break-word; "> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12px;">What happened to "Citizen Koch" provides a rare behind-the-scenes look at how big money from high dollar donors has massive influence on one of our most beloved public institutions, and on the public discourse. Ironically, that&rsquo;s exactly what this film is about -- how the money of the wealthiest drowns out the voices of the rest of the people.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 16px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; word-wrap: break-word; "> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12px;">With this film the producers, Carl Deal & Tia Lessin, wanted to continue exploring questions we raised in &ldquo;Trouble the Water&rdquo; &mdash; what is the responsibility of government to its citizens? Of individuals to their community? What are the root causes of inequity?</span></span></p> <p style="font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12px;">More info: <a href="http://www.citizenkoch.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.citizenkoch.com</a></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><font class="Apple-style-span">Produced by: <a href="http://elsewherefilms.com/" target="_blank">Elsewhere films</a></font><br /> <font class="Apple-style-span">Year: 2013</font><br /> <font class="Apple-style-span">Language: English</font><br /> <font class="Apple-style-span">Region: </font><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#333233">USA</font></span></span></p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-10 10:20:33Wastewater Treatmenthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1897<p> Take a look at the advanced way BJWSA treats wastewater, and how we can safely re-use treated wastewater and return it to the environment.</p> <p>  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.bjwsa.org/wastewater/collection.html" target="_blank">BJWSA</a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> Produced by: <a href="http://www.bjwsa.org/wastewater/collection.html" target="_blank">BJWSA</a><br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: <span style="font: 13.0px Arial; color: #333233">Global</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-09 10:23:04WASHCost, a filmhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1896<p> <span style="font-size:12px;">This film looks into the sustainability issues of rural and peri-urban water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services and how lack of planning for operation and maintenance in the end lead to waste of investments.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Arial; color: #333233"> <span style="font-size:12px;">Maintaining service levels over time and avoiding working according to an ad-hoc system is possible by using the life-cycle cost approach in the planning of WASH services.<br /> WASHCost has worked with countries to identify the long-term costs of sustaining rural and peri-urban water, sanitation and hygiene services and it has managed to embed the concept of life-cycle costing with donors, national and local governments and NGOs. So that services continue to meet national standards reliably...for generations.<br /> <br /> WASHCost has dealt with the issue of sustaining rural and peri-urban water, sanitation and hygiene services in Ghana, India, Mozambique and Burkina-Faso.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Arial; color: #333233">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> <span style="font-size:12px;">More info: <a href="http://www.irc.nl/page/39103" target="_blank">IRC_WASHCost</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> <span style="font-size:12px;">Produced by: <a href="http://www.irc.nl/" target="_blank">IRC</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: <span style="font: 13.0px Arial; color: #333233">Ghana, India, Mozambique and Burkina-Faso</span></span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-09 10:07:51Cary Lowe: Water and the Future of the Cityhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1895<p> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Cary Lowe is a Land Use & Environmental Attorney recently appointed to the City of San Diego Water Policy Implementation Task Force! Cary Lowe has over 35 years of experience representing developers, builders, public agencies, Indian tribes and non-profit organizations, in connection with a broad range of land use and environmental issues. </span></span></p> <p> Mr. Lowe holds a Ph.D. in urban planning and has been admitted to the American Institute of Certified Planners. He has taught courses in law and urban planning at the University of Southern California, UCLA and UC San Diego, and he writes and lectures regularly on land use and environmental issues, including water issues. In addition to his legal practice, he is a credentialed mediator affiliated with the Land Use & Environmental Mediation Group of the National Conflict Resolution Center. He has served in several appointed government positions, including as Chair of the City of South Pasadena Community Redevelopment Commission, as Chair of the City of San Diego Wetlands Advisory Board, as a Trustee of California Indian <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Legal Services and as Chair of the San Diego City Council Water Policy Implementation Task Force. </span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Times; min-height: 14px; "> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Times; ">  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Times; "> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">More info: <a href="http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Water-and-the-Future-of-the-Cit;search%3Atag%3A%22tedxamericasfinestcity%22" target="_blank">TED Talks</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Produced by: <a href="http://www.ted.com/talks"><span style="color: #168fc6">TED talks</span></a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-08 15:45:16(English) Drought alert in Africa - Euronewshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1893<p> Recurring water shortages endanger local ecosystems and threaten agriculture-based communities.</p> <p> As climate change continues, forecasters expect droughts to become more frequent and severe. In South Africa's Limpopo province, the Mabodibeng dairy cooperative produces milk for local villages.  A group of European and African scientists from an EU research project have visited to try to understand how to help local farmers prepare for droughts. Jean-Marie Kileshye Onema, Waternet's Acting Manager and Research Co-ordinator says it's a multi layered problem: "Obviously, droughts hit the most vulnerable in a population, and expose them to issues of food security, health or even sanitation. And this can be seen throughout the continent. And the focus of this project is to try to improve or mitigate risks related to drought in the African context."</p> <p> Farmers generally rely on short-term TV weather forecasts. Existing medium and long-term models, based on satellite and ground data, are too complicated to be assessable to the general public.  Researchers are proposing an early warning system that would make simple recommendations based on all the available data. Scientists, authorities and local people would work together to make such a drought alert system reliable and efficient. And here the EU can help. They are also analysing the management of water resources across the continent, looking for ways to improve both governance and cooperation between African regions. But at heart the problem is simple. Jakkie Venter is Tzaneen Area Manager for the South African Department of Water Affairs: "The situation is that there's not enough water in South Africa. The rainy season is short and you get long winters with low flow. So we need research to better the management of the water resources." With the risk of droughts increasing, there is little time to waste. </p> <p>  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info:<font class="Apple-style-span" color="#168fc6"> </font><a href="http://www.dewfora.net/" target="_blank">http://www.dewfora.net/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2013/06/17/africa-is-always-at-risk-of-drought/" target="_blank">EuroNews</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Africa</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-08 11:52:39Salt Resistant Cropshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1892<p> Salinization can be described as an increase in the salt concentration to the extent that optimal soil use is no longer possible. Optimal soil use means that it should be possible to cultivate any crop that is desired. Worldwide around 1 billion hectares or 7 % of the world&rsquo;s total land area and about 20 % of the irrigated land is salt affected. Many flower crops are very sensitive to increased salt concentrations and even a salt concentration of 2 % seawater can cause severe damage to the crop. On the other hand a crop like sugar beet can withstand a salt concentration of 14 % without damage or loss in yield.</p> <p> TWCprod shows in this video saline agriculture as an alternative to the increase salinization and the decrease of availability fresh water: selecting suitable crops, screening for the most salt tolerant cultivars, and developing cultivation schemes are the first steps towards large-scale saline agriculture and TS Agri , also known as zilt proefbedrijf, can perform and facilitate this research.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info:<a href="http://www.ziltproefbedrijf.nl/index.php/en/" target="_blank"> www.ziltproefbedrijf.nl</a></span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: TheWaterChannel</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2013</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Region: Texel Island, North Holland, The Netherlands</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-05 16:20:41Philip Forrer présente; "Le Jardin du Graal"http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1891<p> <strong>French:</strong> Ce filme a été conçu par Philip avec l'aide son ami Chris Lunch. C'était important pour Philip de décrire sa méthode de "jardinage abondante" avec ses propres mots. En plus d'expliquer cette méthode de création et entretien de buttes, pour la première fois il partage avec précision sa méthode de construction d'antennes (electroculture). Pourquoi le titre "Le Jardin du Graal"? Philip explique: "une claire voyante est venu un jour chez moi et m'a dit que le Graal est enterrer sous le grand mûrier au font de mon jardin. Le Graal était composé de plusieurs couches de différentes matières, c'est ce qui lui a donné son pouvoir magique, c'est aussi le cas dans mon jardin; de la terre, des arbres, encore de la terre et puis la couche végétale morte" "Like" https://www.facebook.com/InsightShareUk & Aider a traduire ce filme et d'autre du mémé genre en autre langue / Help translate this and other permaculture films into other languages: http://tinyurl.com/permasub</p> <p> <strong>English: </strong>This film message by an innovative gardener in France is rapidly becoming a legend among permaculture networks, who know him as the guy in shorts with incredibly big vegetables! With English subtitles he explains how he creates raised beds on top of rotting wood, important water saving tips and tricks and a fascinating explanation of the electro-culture techniques he uses. His approach is inspirational and needs to be spread far and wide</p> <p> <strong>English and French captions (subtitles) are available for this video; please click on the Captions button on the video player.</strong></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">More info: </span><a href="http://www.insightshare.org/" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" target="_blank">http://www.insightshare.org/</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Produced by: <a href="http://www.insightshare.org/" target="_blank">InsightShare</a></span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Year: 2013</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Language: English</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Region: Global</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-04 17:00:40This is not a video camera: Chris Lunch at TEDxIHECShttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1890<p> Chris Lunch is a modern day alchemist in the field of international development. He believes in the power of combining technology with participation to shift awareness, galvanise communities and unleash hidden energy for positive individual and collective change. This is the topsy turvy world of "participatory video"; where the subjects of a film become the directors; where passive recipients of aid become active changemakers and where the social enterprise he co-founded, InsightShare, has chosen: 'Make mistakes', 'Lose control' and 'Have fun', as its core values.</p> <p> The title of his talk "This is not a video camera" takes inspiration from surrealist artist Rene Magritte's painting: Ceci n'est pas une pipe, as he asks us to re-look at what we think we know about this technology.</p> <p> In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)</p> <p> <strong>English and French captions (subtitles) are available for this video; please click on the Captions button on the video player.</strong></p> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.insightshare.org/" target="_blank">http://www.insightshare.org/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.tedxihecs.com/" target="_blank">TEDxIHECS</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</p> </div> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-04 16:48:35Is the world getting saltier?http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1889<p> More info: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/saltyworld">www.TheWaterChannel.tv/SaltyWorld</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Language: English<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-04 13:35:07TYI (Water)http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1888<p> This video was created by the people of Aretika - a small village located along the Simsang river in the South Garo Hills, Meghalaya, India.</p> <p> Traditionally, the people of Aretika have always been dependent on fishery to provide for their daily bread. In recent years however, the Simsang river has become heavily polluted as a result of the exploitation of numerous illegal coal mines along its banks. The amounts of fish in the Simsang river have decreased severely, and the fish that are left are often found floating belly up already. The ongoing pollution of the Simsang river has forced the people living alongside its banks to find alternative sources of livelihood. Many have turned to the expanding coal mine industry to be able to provide for their families. Most families have begun to filter the coal debris flowing out from the mines into the river, in order to sell it, while others are transporting the coal in trucks or small boats, or are even working as daily labourers in the mines themselves.</p> <p> "TYI" (Atong for water) shows how the people of Aretika are facing several issues, all related to water: pollution due to mining and water shortages caused by widescale deforestation. It was made during a participatory video project facilitated by Megan Haagh and Paul Hendrix (reporters from the 'What if We Change' project) as part of a capacity building programme in participatory video facilitation by InsightShare (www.insightshare.org). It was funded by IUCN Netherlands.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">More info: </span><a href="http://www.insightshare.org/" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" target="_blank">http://www.insightshare.org/</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Produced by: <a href="http://www.insightshare.org/" target="_blank">InsightShare</a></span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Year: 2013</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Language: English</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Region: Global</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-04 09:56:41Blue Nile River_13 water routes by Mastewalhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1887<p> Blue Nile River is not properly managed to effectively and efficiently administer its water resources in Ethiopia. Hence proper water management approaches depending on local situation is necessary to benefit now and the future generation largely for Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt.<br /> <br /> Awareness level (mind-set) of the local community is a major challenge. To up-grade the attitude, knowledge and skill level of farmers in Ethiopia, Mastewal together with others have developed some exercise and training material.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.musgroup.net/content/search/?SearchText=mastewal&SearchButton=Search" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.musgroup.net</a><br /> Produced by: Mastewal Ejigu Ademe<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: Amnharic and English<br /> Region: Ethiopia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-02 15:28:20Salinization of Rivers-El Medi Ambienthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1886<p> The salinization of rivers is a global problem affecting countries all over the world. Climate change and increasing water consumption is further worsening the outlook for the future, according to research developed by an international team led by experts from the Department of  Ecology of the University of Barcelona; Narcís Prat and Miguel Cañedo-Argüelles and others.</p> <p> In Europe, the process of salinization of rivers due to human activities is getting worse and it is also a problem in Spain. This video discusses salinization in the Catalan river systems, such as the Llobregat River basin, which is supported by Mesocosmos Sostaqua, a project located at the water-treatment plant of Balsareny and designed to improve water sustainability. According to Narcís Prat, &ldquo;the levels of salinity at the lower stretches of the Llobregat River, where the area of potash mining begins, are so high that it can only be used for agricultural, not human consumption.  The same is true for the lower stretches of the Besòs River, where the water also becomes saltier.  Here the reason is not mining but all the processes developed to decalcify the water, for example in dishwashers, when we add salt to avoid the stains that lime scale will cause". </p> <p> &ldquo;El Medi Ambient&rdquo; is a daily program directed by Xavier Duran for the <a href="http://www.tv3.cat/sales/who">TV3</a> information service, one of the channels of the regional &ldquo;Televisió de Catalunya&rdquo;. It aims to provide an informative but rigorous overview of environmental issues to a broad audience. The programs are not only about natural areas, biodiversity and archaeological remains but also innovation, economics, welfare and health, and they always try to reflect different sides of the argument.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #168fc6"> <span style="color: #232323">More info:</span><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053bee"> <a href="http://www.tv3.cat/pprogrames/elmediambient/meaSeccio.jsp"><span style="color: #168fc6">El Medi Ambient</span></a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Produced by:<a href="http://www.tv3.cat/"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053bee"> TV3</span></a></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Language: Catalan, English subtitles</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Region: Europe</p>TheWaterChannel2013-07-01 10:18:34The Colony - Official Trailer (2013) [HD]http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1884Subscribe to FilmTrailerZone: http://ow.ly/adpvg Like us on Facebook: http://ow.ly/ay0ve Follow us on Twitter: http://ow.ly/ay0gU The Colony - Official Trailer (2013) [HD] Release Date: April 12, 2013 Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller Director: Jeff Renfroe Writer: Jeff Renfroe, Patrick Tarr, Pascal Trottier, Svet Rouskov Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Zegers, Bill Paxton Studio: Image Entertainment Plot: Award-winning director Jeff Renfroe ("One Point O," "Civic Duty") delivers an action-packed, post-apocalyptic thriller in his icy feature "The Colony." Set during the next ice age, an outpost of colonists struggle to survive below the world's frozen surface. Short on supplies, and plagued by illness and internal conflict, the colonists suspect the worst when they mysteriously lose contact with their only other known settlement, Colony 5. When Colony 7's leader Briggs (Laurence Fishburne) decides to lead an expedition to discover what happened, he is challenged by Mason (Bill Paxton), his former comrade-in-arms, who has his own ideas of what is best for the colonists. Briggs takes two volunteers on the mission, the young Graydon, and Sam (Kevin Zegers), a strong-willed mechanic who seizes the opportunity to confront the icy wasteland that orphaned him. When they reach their destination, the team discover a threat much worse than nature and must battle to save themselves and protect their fellow colonists in what might be humanity's last stand. A riveting, intense story of survival, humanity, and desperation, "The Colony" is a rich addition to the post-apocalyptic action genre. The Colony Official Trailer courtesy of Image Entertainment.TheWaterChannel2013-06-28 18:36:33Household level MUShttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1883<p> Mastewal Ademe presented options for rainwater management for a chain of water uses, based on experiences in Ethiopia.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.musgroup.net/content/search/?SearchText=mastewal&SearchButton=Search" target="_blank">www.musgroup.net</a><br /> Produced by: Mastewal Ejigu Ademe<br /> Year: 2009<br /> Language: Amnharic<br /> Region: Ethiopia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-27 17:55:21Leading with Agriculture by John D. Liuhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1882<p> When we discuss human impact on climate change, the focus is often on industrial emissions. Rightly so, but our agricultural practices also contribute greatly to greenhouse gasses. Agriculture is currently a big contributor to our climate change problems. However, it can also be a big part of the solution. By designing climate smart agricultural systems, the effects of agriculture could be turned around. People all over the world are investigating what climate smart agriculture could look like. </p> <p> More info: <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" href="http://www.whatifwechange.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://www.whatifwechange.org">www.whatifwechange.org</a><br /> Produced by: John D. Liu<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-27 17:06:27Aquaculture with a dash of salthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1880<p> Most of the land in Zeeland (a province in south-western Netherlands) lies below the sea level. Saline water from the sea constantly tries to push its way under the dijks, onto the land.</p> <p> To manage the situation, farmers keep draining their lands. However, frequent draining causes the soil to go down. A combination of this and rising sea levels has led to a situation where it might become outright impossible to carry out normal agriculture 50 years from now. Therefore, it is worth exploring whether it would be feasible to culture saltwater crops and animals, as a strategy for food security.</p> <p> In this video, Sander Ruizeveld de Winter shows us around a trial farm he manages in Colijnsplaat, Zeeland. Supported by the Stichting Zeeuwse Tong (or<em> Zeeland Sole Council</em>, a <a href="http://www.zeeuwsetong.nl/en/members" target="_blank">consortium</a> of businesses, research organisations and training institutes), the farm is trying to investigate whether/how inland saline aquaculture can be made commercially viable.</p> <p> The experiment has highlighted that commercial viability can be achieved is by choosing a mix of products in which the waste produced by one can feed the other. This reduces both production costs and environmental costs significantly.</p> <p> It is quite possible to set up production processes like this one in a variety of regions across the world. &ldquo;All you need is that water is available,&rdquo; says Sander. In fact, agricultural land in most countries is much cheaper than The Netherlands, and this positions them better to cut costs and achieve commercial viability.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.zeeuwsetong.nl/" target="_blank">http://www.zeeuwsetong.nl/</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: The Netherlands, Western Europe</p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-27 15:43:17Can We End The Global Water Crisis? James Famigliettihttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1878<p> It is important to elevate awareness of the water issues to the level of everyday understanding. <span style="color: #333233">There are obvious problems with freshwater availability and water quality, so i</span>t is definitely too late to end the global freshwater crisis. "A sustainable water future is still possible". That is the takeaway thought from University of California-Irvine Professor Jay Famiglietti.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://tedxucirvine.com/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #168fc6">tedxucirvine</span></a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.ted.com/talks" target="_blank"><span style="color: #168fc6">TED talks</span></a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-26 10:05:23CORRESPONDENTS: Suicide? Why the Uttarakhand floods were a disaster waiting to happen- PART IIhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1877<p> Sopan Joshi and Jay Mazoomdar share their views with Tehelka's Avalok Langer and Atul Chaurasia on why the Uttarakhand floods were a disaster waiting to happen.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">More info: </span><a href="http://tehelka.com/theuttarakhandfloods/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" target="_blank">http://tehelka.com/theuttarakhandfloods/</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Produced by: </span><a href="http://tehelka.com/theuttarakhandfloods/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" target="_blank">Tehelka.com</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> </span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Year: 2013</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Language: English, Hindi</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Region: India, South Asia</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-25 18:56:48CORRESPONDENTS: Suicide? Why the Uttarakhand floods were a disaster waiting to happen- PART Ihttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1876<p> Sopan Joshi and Jay Mazoomdar share their views with Tehelka's Avalok Langer and Atul Chaurasia on why the Uttarakhand floods were a disaster waiting to happen.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://tehelka.com/theuttarakhandfloods/" target="_blank">http://tehelka.com/theuttarakhandfloods/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://tehelka.com/theuttarakhandfloods/" target="_blank">Tehelka.com</a> <br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English, Hindi<br /> Region: India, South Asia</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-25 18:45:20Water and Cooperationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1875<p> Did you know that 3,5 Million people die every year due to the lack of clean drinking water?! </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> On January the 1st 2013, the United Nations introduced the International Year of Water Cooperation. The access to clean water is a Human Right. Cutting the number of people without access to safe fresh water is one of the Millennium Development Goals.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> This high appreciation in international agreements has a reasons. Water is crucial for the development in many different sectors. For example, the agriculture sector, the health sector and sometimes even the security sector. How exactly do these relationships work and what are the main problems in the water sector?</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> More info: <a href="http://www.edeos.org/en" target="_blank">edeos.org</a><br /> Produced by: Jan Künzl and Jörn Barkemeyer<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English, portuguese subtitles<br /> Region: Global</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Times">  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-25 17:03:51Water Resources and the threat of the Medicineshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1873<p> El Medi Ambient is a daily program run by Xavier Duran on the information services of <a href="http://www.tv3.cat/sales/who" target="_blank">TV3</a>, one of the channels of the Televisió de Catalunya.  Born in September 1983, TV3 has become the reference for the majority of Catalan people.</p> <p> Broadcasting continuously during 20 years,  El Medi Ambient aims to provide an informative but rigurous overview of the environmental issues to the broad audience but also shows economics and ecology as connected spaces.</p> <div> For El medi Ambient, almost all issues can have an environmental reading, thats why they introduce programs not only about natural areas, biodiversity and remains but also innovation, economy, welfare and health, always trying to reflect various opinions.</div> <div>  </div> <div> In this video, El Medi AMbient introduces the effects on the ecosystem caused by remainders of some medicines found in the water. The threat for the flora and fauna is reason enough to take measures and raise awareness worldwide about the importance of the problem.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> <span style="color: rgb(35, 35, 35); ">More info:</span><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#053bee"><u> <a href="http://www.tv3.cat/pprogrames/elmediambient/meaSeccio.jsp" target="_blank">El Medi Ambient</a></u></font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; "> <span style="color: rgb(35, 35, 35); ">Produced by:</span><a href="http://www.tv3.cat/" target="_blank"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#053bee"><u> TV3</u></font></a></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; color: rgb(35, 35, 35); "> Language: Catalan, English subtitles</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; color: rgb(35, 35, 35); "> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Arial; color: rgb(35, 35, 35); "> Region: Europe</p> </div> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-24 12:56:21Sand, Water, People, Profitshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1872<p> If you look around (no matter where you are), it would be difficult to spot stuff that does not contain any sand. The electric bulbs in the room, glass on the window, the screen you are looking at, the concrete walls and ceiling&hellip;</p> <p> We need a lot of sand. And we use a lot. This has never seemed like a problem because sand seems abundant, and mining it seems like a benign activity. But if we really think about it, it is not difficult to see the key role sand plays as a component of the ecosystem. Excessive sand mining destabilizes rivers, leads to saline intrusion into freshwater, depletes groundwater tables and adversely affects agriculture. Besides, mining coastal beach sand is the last thing we should do amid rising sea levels.</p> <p> The key barrier to controlling sand mining lies in the politics and economics around it. Its classification as a low-value resource has led to lax regulations and low visibility in public discourse/scrutiny. Meanwhile, businesses backed by corrupt political forces continue to scrape riverbeds, beaches and seas.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://rhetorictoreality.blogspot.co.uk/" target="_blank">Kiran Pereira's Blog</a> ; <a href="http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/" target="_blank">Water Integrity Network</a> ; <a href="http://www.waterintegrityforum.com/" target="_blank">Water Integrity Forum</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Language: English<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-24 09:13:07Design to face global crisis: conference at the Penn University Symposiumhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1869<p> Pietro Laureano, Penn University, 01/04/2011 Torrential rains, tornadoes, flash floods, landslides, hydrogeological and water crises have long been announced by all the experts and by the United Nations. The progressive increase in the average temperature of the planet due to the greenhouse effect, caused by the emissions of fossil fuels from the industrial era, is a fact now established and proven by regional studies. The latest, carried out by the Swiss Confederation, forecasts in Europe, by 2085, an increase in seasonal mean temperature ranging from 3.2 to 4.8 degrees Celsius. The data, even under the most optimistic predictions of full acceptance of the Kyoto agreement on curbing emissions, point to an increase in extreme weather events. As the temperature goes up, so do the energy in circulation, evaporation, and the movement of air masses that can lead to both severe storms with heavy rainfall and flash floods in winter, and droughts and extreme heat waves in summer. These events are grafted onto a situation of land degradation, abandonment of land, occupation of space and creation of works that render the environment unable to counterbalance weather phenomena and, therefore, expose it disaster. It is now clear that these events are due to the cementing of riverbeds, construction in alluvial areas, the exodus from mountain regions, the abandonment of traditional techniques in forest management and soil conservation, and the creation of reservoirs.</p> <p> We need to address a global crisis because of our development model, which destroys the environment and the expertise necessary to manage it and determines climate change and the collapse of ecosystems. Jean Paul Trichet, outgoing president of the European Central Bank, has said that the financial crisis is systemic. Economic growth is based on modernity's claim that natural resources can be exploited as though they were inexhaustible. Even the markets, withdrawing their trust, show they no longer believe in this model, which has undermined the very foundations of our possibilities of existence. Across the globe, in 2011, the balance between environmental resources available up to the end of the year and resources already consumed went into deficit in the month of September (Global Footprint Network). In other words, all the resources that the Earth makes available for a year were consumed in just nine months. In the remaining three months, therefore, we draw on non-renewable environmental capital, creating a deficit that cannot be repaid: a liability toward nature.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.laureano.it/web/?page_id=13&language=en" target="_blank">www.laureano.it</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.ipogea.org/site2/" target="_blank">IPOGEA Traditional Knowledge Research Centre</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Global</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-21 14:04:54Windmill and rope pump repairing in Indiahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1867<p> This windmill is connected to a rope pump. This windmill produces water for a farm. It turns out of the wind and stops automatically when the wind becomes dangerously strong. Both the windmill and the pump are produced by local entrepreneurs with local available materials in this case in India. The film shows some maintenance activities.</p> <p> More info:<br /> Produced by:Henk Holtslag & Rik Haanen<br /> Year:2013<br /> Language:GB<br /> Region:India</p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-20 22:16:15Rope Pump in Congo (family model)http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1866<p> This shows a short explanation of a family model rope pump in Congo. The pump is made by local entrepreneurs in their own local workshop with local available materials and cost between 50 and 100 USD.</p> <p> More info: <br /> Produced by: Henk Holtslag & Rik Haanen<br /> Year:2013<br /> Language:Congo<br /> Region:Africa</p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-20 22:06:58Spate Irrigation in DI Khan, Pakistanhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1864<p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> <em>Floods are not always a hazard. They may also sustain aquatic life and riverine biodiversity, recharge aquifers, enrich soilds and in some of the world's poorest areas they are the main source of irrigation</em>.&rdquo; -- Global Water Partnership (2000) 'Toward water security: a framework for action</p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> Spate irrigation is the art and science of managing floods for irrigation. It is unique to arid and semi-arid environments, practiced in the Middle East, North Africa, West Asia, East Africa and parts of Latin America as a long tradition.</p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> This video aims to provide and overview of Spate Irrigation as practiced in the DI Khan region pf Pakistan.</p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> More info: <a href="http://www.spate-irrigation.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">www.spate-irrigation.org</a> / <a href="http://www.spopk.org/spo/" target="_blank">SPO-Pakistan</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">TheWaterChannel</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English subtitles</p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-20 12:50:24Tar Sands: To The End of the Earthhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1863<p> Tar sands oil is the most devastating fuel in commercial production today, producing three to five times more climate changing emissions than conventional fossil fuels. The pollution and deforestation from tar sands does irreversible ecological damage, kills wildlife and threatens indigenous communities.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial"> The global development of tar sands will magnify the climate crisis. Yet European companies want to exploit tar sands deposits around the globe. Friends of the Earth Europe is working to stop all new tar sands projects and to prevent this harmful fuel entering the European market.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #333233; min-height: 14.0px">  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #333233"> This documentary follows the efforts by local communities in Madagascar to protect their island from tar sands development. Representatives travel to Canada to experience first-hand the devastating social and environmental impacts of tar sands, before returning to their communities to share these experiences.</p> <div>  </div> <div> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #053bee"> <span style="color: #232323">More info: <a href="http://www.foeeurope.org/tar-sands"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053bee">www.foeeurope.org</span></a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #053bee"> <span style="color: #232323">Produced by: <a href="http://www.foeeurope.org/"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053bee">Friends of the Earth Europe</span></a></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Language: English</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Year: 2013</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> Region: Global</p> </div> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-18 14:39:24Water, Integrity and Corruption: In Conversation with Betty Oyella Bigombehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1862<p> <em><span style="font-size: 12px;">--There is a perception that corruption is rife in the water sector&hellip; There are many big projects with big money involved, and there is a feeling that you cannot win contracts unless you bribe people handling the procurement process.</span></em></p> <p> <em>--Dealing with corruption is not just about saving the &lsquo;good guys&rsquo; from the &lsquo;corrupt guys.&rsquo; While looking for solutions, you&rsquo;ve got to involve stakeholders across the board.</em></p> <p> <em>--Despite the general impression, corruption is not just a developing country-issue. Its just that developing countries are at that stage of development where they are building their infrastructure. This provides a lot of scope for corruption.</em></p> <p> <em>--There is strong political will in Uganda to curb corruption. The Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) is taking everyone to task&mdash; including those places high up in the government&mdash;as it investigates corruption cases that have recently come to light.</em></p> <p> These are some excerpts from an interview with Betty Oyella Bigombe, the Ugandan Minister of State for Water Resources, on the sidelines of the Water Integrity Forum 2013 held in Delft, The Netherlands.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/" target="_blank">Water Integrity Network</a> ; <a href="http://www.waterintegrityforum.com/" target="_blank">Water Integrity Forum</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Language: English<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Region: Uganda, Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-17 18:36:45Land Rights and Land Grabs in Ghanahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1861<p> In Ghana, hundreds of farmers have reported dubious, large-scale land deals made between government/community leaders and big corporations&hellip; that have forced them out of their lands and livelihoods. This cannot take place without unethical collusions and corrupt practices by individuals. However, it is important to view this in the context of the larger policy landscape which leaves scope for individuals to engage in such practices.</p> <p> More specifically, multiple property rights regimes (State, Private and Communal) and lack of clarity on regulatory oversight functions of government bodies creates grey legal areas that can be exploited. The onus is on the government to review the situation, plug the loopholes and create a policy environment that  is conducive and fair to farmers and investors alike.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/" target="_blank">Water Integrity Network</a> ; <a href="http://www.waterintegrityforum.com/" target="_blank">Water Integrity Forum</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Language: English<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Region: Ghana, Africa</p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-17 18:33:32Is corruption a developing country-issue?http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1860<p> Is corruption a developing country-issue, as the general impression goes? Apparently not. If one looks into available information, it would emerge that it is quite widespread in developed/northern/western countries as well&hellip; although in different forms, at a different scale, in different sectors of the economy and at a different level of governance.</p> <p> However, it perhaps does hit developing countries harder, as they have a larger number of poor people who have to bear its more crippling effects.</p> <p> Further, a closer look would reveal that the distinction between developed and developing countries is getting increasingly blurred. To stay on top of this scourge, we will have to re-evaluate our framing of the issue around its emerging nuances.</p> <p> In this video, participants of the Water Integrity Forum 2013 (Delft, The Netherlands) flesh out these and many other ideas that shape how we look at corruption, especially the kind prevalent in the water sector.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/" target="_blank">Water Integrity Network</a> ; <a href="http://www.waterintegrityforum.com/" target="_blank">Water Integrity Forum</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Language: English<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Region: Uganda, Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-17 18:30:27GLoWS_School Sanitationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1859<p> Sanitation at school is an important problem in Ethiopia. Many schools have facilities that are not in good conditions and as a result school children are unnecessarily exposed to health risks.  A related problem is that the children get a poor hygiene image being exposed to dirty latrines and do not learn good hygiene behaviour. This also has implications when they become adults as facilities at middle and higher education level also have a lot of problems. So by the time they have children of their own they have accepted unconsciously that it is fine for latrines to be dirty and will not break this cycle. </p> <p> GLoWS was developed in response to this situation. It is a problem-based learning approach that focuses on helping the trainees assess/frame WASH problems appropriately, and define practical actions to solve them. A key feature is that the training is provided to water professionals right at their workplace. This is important as government water bureaus in Ethiopia are under immense work pressure and cannot afford to let their staff go away for training for long periods of time. Trainers from local vocational training centres provide support and supervision from time-to-time. There is also a lot of focus on peer-to-peer learning and group work.   </p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px; ">GLoWS was developed by </span><a href="http://www.metameta.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">MetaMeta</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, with support from </span><a href="http://www.partnersvoorwater.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">Partners for Water</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.rippleethiopia.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">RiPPLE</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.irc.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">IRC</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.snvworld.org/en/countries/ethiopia" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">SNV</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://waste.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">WASTE</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.rainfoundation.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">RAIN Foundation</a><span style="font-size: 12px; "> and </span><a href="http://www.unicef.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">UNICEF</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">. </span>     </p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="mailto:GLOWS@metameta.nl" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; ">GLOWS@metameta.nl</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced by: TheWaterChannel</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Ethiopia</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-17 11:17:56GLoWS_Handpump Maintenancehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1858<p> Many handpumps show poor performance and can remain unrepaired for weeks or months. This is found to be the case in several of the GLOWS assessments in communities in Ethiopia. The problem is not just that handpumps remain unrepaired for weeks when they stop working, but before that moment comes they are already showing poor performance thus increasing the efforts of users to pump water and also increases their waiting time. Leaking pipes and cracked cylinders are less common, but may occasionally occur. Another cause for reduced pump flow may be a falling water table, which may even lead to a complete stop of the flow if the water level drops below the cylinder. So not only is it important to quickly repair pumpsbut also to detect and remedy sub- standard pump performance.</p> <p> GLoWS was developed in response to this situation. It is a problem-based learning approach that focuses on helping the trainees assess/frame WASH problems appropriately, and define practical actions to solve them. A key feature is that the training is provided to water professionals right at their workplace. This is important as government water bureaus in Ethiopia are under immense work pressure and cannot afford to let their staff go away for training for long periods of time. Trainers from local vocational training centres provide support and supervision from time-to-time. There is also a lot of focus on peer-to-peer learning and group work.   </p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px; ">GLoWS was developed by </span><a href="http://www.metameta.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">MetaMeta</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, with support from </span><a href="http://www.partnersvoorwater.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">Partners for Water</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.rippleethiopia.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">RiPPLE</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.irc.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">IRC</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.snvworld.org/en/countries/ethiopia" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">SNV</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://waste.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">WASTE</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.rainfoundation.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">RAIN Foundation</a><span style="font-size: 12px; "> and </span><a href="http://www.unicef.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">UNICEF</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">. </span>     </p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="mailto:GLOWS@metameta.nl" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; ">GLOWS@metameta.nl</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced by: TheWaterChannel</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Ethiopia</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-14 12:22:21Stars in Global Healthhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1857<p> The &ldquo;Sustainable Aquatic Agriculture for Lakes&rdquo; project, of Grupo Cabal in Nicaragua and the Univesrity of Costa Rica in Costa Rica, will test technologies to cultivate aquatic plants and horticultural and grain crops on floatation, contributing to increase food production without spending fresh water beyond what normally evaporates from lakes.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.grandchallenges.ca/grantee-stars/0134-01/" target="_blank">www.grandchallenges.ca</a><br /> Produced by: Ms. Schery Umanzor<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Latin America and Caribbean</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-14 10:24:36Enzymeshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1856<p> Enzymes are vital forces of any liv<span style="font-size:12px;">ing <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">things</span>.<span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">An enzyme is a type of protein present in all living organisms. They are responsible for a number of reactions and biological activities in plants, animals, human beings and microorganisms. Wherever a substance needs to be transformed into another, nature uses enzymes to speed up the process.</span></span></p> <p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; border-top-color: rgb(128, 128, 128); border-right-color: rgb(128, 128, 128); border-bottom-color: rgb(128, 128, 128); border-left-color: rgb(128, 128, 128); border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; text-align: justify; font-family: Arial; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; "> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Enzymes are produced from living cells &ndash; typically microorganisms. They are the tools of nature, cutting and pasting all kinds of biological material and kick-starting key biological processes. For example, it is the enzymes in our stomachs that break down food into a form that can be absorbed into our bodies and converted into energy</span></span><span style="font-size:12px;">.</span></p> <p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; border-top-color: rgb(128, 128, 128); border-right-color: rgb(128, 128, 128); border-bottom-color: rgb(128, 128, 128); border-left-color: rgb(128, 128, 128); border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; text-align: justify; font-family: Arial; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; "> <span style="font-size:12px;">Enzymes are highly efficient in increasing the reaction rate of chemical and biochemical reactions which typically proceed very slowly, or in some cases, not at all. Therefore enzymes can be used to make better use of raw materials, save water and energy, and almost always replace toxic chemicals. A good example of greater efficiency due to enzymes is the production of fruit juice. Adding enzymes before the fruit is pressed makes it possible to extract far more juice and generate less waste.</span></p> <p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; border-top-color: rgb(128, 128, 128); border-right-color: rgb(128, 128, 128); border-bottom-color: rgb(128, 128, 128); border-left-color: rgb(128, 128, 128); border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; text-align: justify; font-family: Arial; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; "> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.amfep.org/content/enzymes">Amfep</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced by: <a href="http://www.amfep.org/content/enzymes">Amfep</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Year: 2007<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Global</span></span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-13 14:25:57New Fracking Frontiers: Gas Exploration Goes Globalhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1855<p> Shale gas exploration has gone global. Energy companies are surveying shale rock formations in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia hoping to discover the next big deposit of natural gas. This report, by correspondent Steve Sapienza, features the voices of residents in two regions, Eastern Ohio and Poland, both touted as new frontiers in shale gas exploration.</p> <p> Energy companies are already drilling in Poland, using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking -- a controversial method of gas extraction imported from the United States. In Eastern Ohio, the underground injection of fracking wastewater has triggered earthquakes in Youngstown. Fracking wastewater has also been illegally dumped into the Mahoning river. Despite the promise of jobs and revenue, residents in both the Ohio and Poland are struggling to understand the long-term impact of shale gas drilling on their communities. </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.linktv.org/video/7119/murky-waters-shrimp-farming-in-bangladesh" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">LinkTV</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.linktv.org/video/7119/murky-waters-shrimp-farming-in-bangladesh" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">LinkTV</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-13 11:55:49Vertical Learninghttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1854<p> From 29 to 31 May 2013, <a href="http://www.unesco-ihe.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; ">UNESCO-IHE</a> and partners hold the 5th Delft Symposium on Water Sector Capacity Development in Delft, The Netherlands. The challenges, current realities and new opportunities for knowledge and capacity development in the water sector are discussed during this international forum for water professionals and managers, development practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and capacity development specialists.</p> <p> Development policy has evolved from financial support for technical assistance to official acknowledgement of the importance of knowledge. Capacity development now has a firm presence on the development policy agenda, including a focus on locally-driven development. Yet in practice, it has been difficult to strengthen the knowledge, capacity and interaction of the water sector across the multiple government institutions, civil society, the private sector and knowledge institutes required. This is evident from the previous Delft Symposia on Water Sector Capacity Development, culminating in an urgent call for water leaders.</p> <p> Salmah Zakaria, Senior Water Resources Officer at The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) talks about journalists as leaders for creating capacity development as a link in between expert and "real" people.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.unesco-ihe.org/CD-Symposium/Focus-of-the-Symposium" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">Symposium website</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced by: TheWaterChannel</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: The Netherlands</span></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-11 10:43:30GLoWSPROS_Coveragehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1853<p> Governments are putting a lot of emphasis on water supply coverage. But the statistics that arise from this may be misleading as the people that, in theory, have access to an improved water source may differ considerable from the people that actually use improved water facilities. This type of facilities includes household connections, public standpipes, boreholes, protected dug wells, protected springs, and rainwater collection.</p> <p> GLoWS was developed in response to this situation. It is a problem-based learning approach that focuses on helping the trainees assess/frame WASH problems appropriately, and define practical actions to solve them. A key feature is that the training is provided to water professionals right at their workplace. This is important as government water bureaus in Ethiopia are under immense work pressure and cannot afford to let their staff go away for training for long periods of time. Trainers from local vocational training centres provide support and supervision from time-to-time. There is also a lot of focus on peer-to-peer learning and group work.   </p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px; ">GLoWS was developed by </span><a href="http://www.metameta.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">MetaMeta</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, with support from </span><a href="http://www.partnersvoorwater.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">Partners for Water</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.rippleethiopia.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">RiPPLE</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.irc.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">IRC</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.snvworld.org/en/countries/ethiopia" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">SNV</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://waste.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">WASTE</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.rainfoundation.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">RAIN Foundation</a><span style="font-size: 12px; "> and </span><a href="http://www.unicef.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; ">UNICEF</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">. </span>     </p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="mailto:GLOWS@metameta.nl" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; ">GLOWS@metameta.nl</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced by: TheWaterChannel</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Ethiopia</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-11 10:21:50GLoWSPROS_Waiting for a Tap Standhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1852<p> Many water users spend  many hours waiting to get some water from the tap stands. Maybe aditional taps can be stored in another places: descentralize water storage is the solution proposed from GLoWs.</p> <p> GLoWS was developed in response to this situation. It is a problem-based learning approach that focuses on helping the trainees assess/frame WASH problems appropriately, and define practical actions to solve them. A key feature is that the training is provided to water professionals right at their workplace. This is important as government water bureaus in Ethiopia are under immense work pressure and cannot afford to let their staff go away for training for long periods of time. Trainers from local vocational training centres provide support and supervision from time-to-time. There is also a lot of focus on peer-to-peer learning and group work.   </p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px; ">GLoWS was developed by </span><a href="http://www.metameta.nl/" style="font-size: 12px; ">MetaMeta</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, with support from </span><a href="http://www.partnersvoorwater.nl/" style="font-size: 12px; ">Partners for Water</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.rippleethiopia.org/" style="font-size: 12px; ">RiPPLE</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.irc.nl/" style="font-size: 12px; ">IRC</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.snvworld.org/en/countries/ethiopia" style="font-size: 12px; ">SNV</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://waste.nl/" style="font-size: 12px; ">WASTE</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.rainfoundation.org/" style="font-size: 12px; ">RAIN Foundation</a><span style="font-size: 12px; "> and </span><a href="http://www.unicef.org/" style="font-size: 12px; ">UNICEF</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">. </span>     </p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="mailto:GLOWS@metameta.nl" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; ">GLOWS@metameta.nl</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced by: TheWaterChannel</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Ethiopia</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-10 10:48:26The Youth on Capacity Development & The New Technologieshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1851<p> From 29 to 31 May 2013, <a href="http://www.unesco-ihe.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; ">UNESCO-IHE</a> and partners hold the 5th Delft Symposium on Water Sector Capacity Development in Delft, The Netherlands. The challenges, current realities and new opportunities for knowledge and capacity development in the water sector are discussed during this international forum for water professionals and managers, development practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and capacity development specialists.</p> <p> Development policy has evolved from financial support for technical assistance to official acknowledgement of the importance of knowledge. Capacity development now has a firm presence on the development policy agenda, including a focus on locally-driven development. Yet in practice, it has been difficult to strengthen the knowledge, capacity and interaction of the water sector across the multiple government institutions, civil society, the private sector and knowledge institutes required. This is evident from the previous Delft Symposia on Water Sector Capacity Development, culminating in an urgent call for water leaders.</p> <p> In this video, an italian junior researcher makes a evaluation of the capacity development and the importance of the new technologies to reach success on the water sector as a young professional.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.unesco-ihe.org/CD-Symposium/Focus-of-the-Symposium" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">Symposium website</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced by: TheWaterChannel</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: The Netherlands</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-10 10:19:36WASHCOshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1850<p> The management of community water supply systems in Ethiopia is facing a lot of problems. Non-functionality of water schemes may range from 20 to 37%, whereas non functionality of water points can be even considerably higher (Butterworth et al., 2009). </p> <p> This is a serious situation but in practice conditions are even worse as many systems are showing substandard performance for lack of preventive maintenance which results in long waiting queues of users who often may receive unsafe water. </p> <p> WASHCOs and Kebele leaders initiate actions that help to improve their WASH conditions, sometimes adopting very creative solutions for their problems. To make this wealth of experience available to others short write-ups are developed called GLOWSPROS (GLOWS Problems and Solutions), to help others to learn from this experience.   Problems will clearly depend on the local situation and may be very diverse and sometimes complex. A good way to explore this is explained in a specific GLOWS module to build the capacity of WASHCOs .</p> <p> GLoWS was developed in response to this situation. It is a problem-based learning approach that focuses on helping the trainees assess/frame WASH problems appropriately, and define practical actions to solve them. A key feature is that the training is provided to water professionals right at their workplace. This is important as government water bureaus in Ethiopia are under immense work pressure and cannot afford to let their staff go away for training for long periods of time. Trainers from local vocational training centres provide support and supervision from time-to-time. There is also a lot of focus on peer-to-peer learning and group work.   </p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px; ">GLoWS was developed by </span><a href="http://www.metameta.nl/" style="font-size: 12px; ">MetaMeta</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, with support from </span><a href="http://www.partnersvoorwater.nl/" style="font-size: 12px; ">Partners for Water</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.rippleethiopia.org/" style="font-size: 12px; ">RiPPLE</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.irc.nl/" style="font-size: 12px; ">IRC</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.snvworld.org/en/countries/ethiopia" style="font-size: 12px; ">SNV</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://waste.nl/" style="font-size: 12px; ">WASTE</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.rainfoundation.org/" style="font-size: 12px; ">RAIN Foundation</a><span style="font-size: 12px; "> and </span><a href="http://www.unicef.org/" style="font-size: 12px; ">UNICEF</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">. </span>      </p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: </span><a href="mailto:GLOWS@metameta.nl" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; ">GLOWS@metameta.nl</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced by: TheWaterChannel</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Ethiopia</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-07 10:47:25Institutional Capacity Developmenthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1849<p> From 29 to 31 May 2013, <a href="http://www.unesco-ihe.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; ">UNESCO-IHE</a> and partners hold the 5th Delft Symposium on Water Sector Capacity Development in Delft, The Netherlands. The challenges, current realities and new opportunities for knowledge and capacity development in the water sector are discussed during this international forum for water professionals and managers, development practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and capacity development specialists.</p> <p> The demand for Capacity Development is being expressed clearly. It is about leadership and Human Resources, institutional arrangements or knowledge access.</p> <p> This video is a summary of how is the institutinal capacity development working in Kenya, by Annabel Waititu, Executive Director at the Institute of Enviromental and Water Management.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.unesco-ihe.org/CD-Symposium/Focus-of-the-Symposium" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">Symposium website</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced by: TheWaterChannel</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: The Netherlands</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-07 10:40:42GLoWS_Guided Learning on Water and Sanitationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1848<p> GLoWS (Guided Learning on Water and Sanitation) is a training methodology developed in the context of Ethiopia, where WASH systems are faced with multiple problems. Coverage is low (even though increasing rapidly). Systems break down frequently; repair is often late or inadequate. Sustainable models of financing these systems are yet to be developed.</p> <p> Most importantly, there are gaps in WASH professionals&rsquo; understanding of communities&rsquo; WASH problems/needs, and a lack of capacity needed to handle them. The training that they receive focuses too much on theory and too little on practical aspects.</p> <p> GLoWS was developed in response to this situation. It is a problem-based learning approach that focuses on helping the trainees assess/frame WASH problems appropriately, and define practical actions to solve them. A key feature is that the training is provided to water professionals right at their workplace. This is important as government water bureaus in Ethiopia are under immense work pressure and cannot afford to let their staff go away for training for long periods of time. Trainers from local vocational training centres provide support and supervision from time-to-time. There is also a lot of focus on peer-to-peer learning and group work.   </p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">GLoWS was developed by </span><a href="http://www.metameta.nl/" style="font-size: 12px;">MetaMeta</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">, with support from </span><a href="http://www.partnersvoorwater.nl/" style="font-size: 12px;">Partners for Water</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">, </span><a href="http://www.rippleethiopia.org/" style="font-size: 12px;">RiPPLE</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">, </span><a href="http://www.irc.nl/" style="font-size: 12px;">IRC</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">, </span><a href="http://www.snvworld.org/en/countries/ethiopia" style="font-size: 12px;">SNV</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">, </span><a href="http://waste.nl/" style="font-size: 12px;">WASTE</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">, </span><a href="http://www.rainfoundation.org/" style="font-size: 12px;">RAIN Foundation</a><span style="font-size: 12px;"> and </span><a href="http://www.unicef.org/" style="font-size: 12px;">UNICEF</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">. </span>     </p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="mailto:GLOWS@metameta.nl" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; ">GLOWS@metameta.nl</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced by: TheWaterChannel</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Ethiopia</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-06 10:19:45UNESCO-IHE Alumni_M. Quasemmhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1847<p> From 29 to 31 May 2013, <a href="http://www.unesco-ihe.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; ">UNESCO-IHE</a> and partners hold the 5th Delft Symposium on Water Sector Capacity Development in Delft, The Netherlands. The challenges, current realities and new opportunities for knowledge and capacity development in the water sector are discussed during this international forum for water professionals and managers, development practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and capacity development specialists.</p> <p> UNESCO-IHE Alumni are also great contributors to the Symposium. M.Quasemm is currently a Former Director General from the Water resources Planning Organization Government of Blangadesh. He talks about his experience as a member since more than 20 years ago.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.unesco-ihe.org/CD-Symposium/Focus-of-the-Symposium" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">Symposium website</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced by: TheWaterChannel</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: The Netherlands</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-06 10:01:18Human Resources & Capacity Developmenthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1846<p> From 29 to 31 May 2013, <a href="http://www.unesco-ihe.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; ">UNESCO-IHE</a> and partners hold the 5th Delft Symposium on Water Sector Capacity Development in Delft, The Netherlands. The challenges, current realities and new opportunities for knowledge and capacity development in the water sector are discussed during this international forum for water professionals and managers, development practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and capacity development specialists.</p> <p> The demand for Capacity Development is being expressed clearly. It is about leadership and Human Resources, institutional arrangements or knowledge access.</p> <p id="watch-uploader-info"> Kirsten De Vette, programme officer at IWA headquarters talks about the importance of Human resources on capacity development regarding to the symposium.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.unesco-ihe.org/CD-Symposium/Focus-of-the-Symposium" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">Symposium website</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced by: TheWaterChannel</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: The Netherlands</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-05 10:44:27Water is a Human Righthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1845<p> Water is a public good, not a commodity. We invite the European Commission to propose legislation implementing the human right to water and sanitation as recognised by the United Nations, and promoting the provision of water and sanitation as essential public services for all. The EU legislation should require governments to ensure and to provide all citizens with sufficient and clean drinking water and sanitation. </p> <p> <span class="spip_surligne">EPSU</span> represents Europe&rsquo;s <span class="spip_surligne">water</span> and sewerage workers in both public and private companies. Some of these private companies are large transnational companies.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.right2water.eu/" target="_blank">right2water</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced by: <a href="http://www.epsu.org/r/38" target="_blank">www.epsu.org</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Year: 2012<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Global</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-05 10:32:24Spate Irrigation Systems in Sudan: A Missed Opportunityhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1844<p> Spate Irrigation Systems in Sudan: A missed opportunity<br /> Lecture by: Yasir A. Mohamed from HRC-Sudan.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.spate-irrigation.org">www.spate-irrigation.org</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-04 16:18:42Capacity Development on the Water Sector_ Kitty van der Heijden & Csaba Körösihttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1843<p> From 29 to 31 May 2013, <a href="http://www.unesco-ihe.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; ">UNESCO-IHE</a> and partners hold the 5th Delft Symposium on Water Sector Capacity Development in Delft, The Netherlands. The challenges, current realities and new opportunities for knowledge and capacity development in the water sector are discussed during this international forum for water professionals and managers, development practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and capacity development specialists.</p> <p> Development policy has evolved from financial support for technical assistance to official acknowledgement of the importance of knowledge. Capacity development now has a firm presence on the development policy agenda, including a focus on locally-driven development. Yet in practice, it has been difficult to strengthen the knowledge, capacity and interaction of the water sector across the multiple government institutions, civil society, the private sector and knowledge institutes required. This is evident from the previous Delft Symposia on Water Sector Capacity Development, culminating in an urgent call for water leaders.</p> <p> In this video, Kitty van der Heijden, Director DME (Department for Climate, Environment, Energy and Water) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Netherlands and Csaba Körösi, Head of the Permanent Mission of of Hungary to the United Nations,  give us an overview of the symposium and the role of the journalists to spread the lessons to the real world. They highlight that hygiene and sanitation should be taken into account when we think about building water capacity. Kitty van der Heijden point to The Netherlands as an example transboundary water management.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.unesco-ihe.org/CD-Symposium/Focus-of-the-Symposium" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">Symposium website</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced by: TheWaterChannel</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: The Netherlands</span></p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-04 10:42:30GLoWSPros_Sanitationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1842<p> Sanitation is still a considerable problem in Ethiopia. An important effort is being made by the government to reduce open field defecation; many of these latrines are not of good quality and not clean so it may even contribute to spread diseases as they are often located close to the houses and a very important source for fly breading. A related issue is that dirty latrines do not encourage good hygiene practices and often water and soap (or ash) is not readily available close to the latrines.</p> <p>  </p> <p> GLoWS was developed in response to this situation. It is a problem-based learning approach that focuses on helping the trainees assess/frame WASH problems appropriately, and define practical actions to solve them. A key feature is that the training is provided to water professionals right at their workplace. This is important as government water bureaus in Ethiopia are under immense work pressure and cannot afford to let their staff go away for training for long periods of time. Trainers from local vocational training centres provide support and supervision from time-to-time. There is also a lot of focus on peer-to-peer learning and group work.   </p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px; ">GLoWS was developed by </span><a href="http://www.metameta.nl/" style="font-size: 12px; ">MetaMeta</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, with support from </span><a href="http://www.partnersvoorwater.nl/" style="font-size: 12px; ">Partners for Water</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.rippleethiopia.org/" style="font-size: 12px; ">RiPPLE</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.irc.nl/" style="font-size: 12px; ">IRC</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.snvworld.org/en/countries/ethiopia" style="font-size: 12px; ">SNV</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://waste.nl/" style="font-size: 12px; ">WASTE</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">, </span><a href="http://www.rainfoundation.org/" style="font-size: 12px; ">RAIN Foundation</a><span style="font-size: 12px; "> and </span><a href="http://www.unicef.org/" style="font-size: 12px; ">UNICEF</a><span style="font-size: 12px; ">. </span>     </p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="mailto:GLOWS@metameta.nl">GLOWS@metameta.nl</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced by: TheWaterChannel</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Ethiopia</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-06-04 10:24:22Leadership for Water Security in Asia and the Pacifichttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1841<p> The 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit, organized by the Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF), gathered heads of state and government from Asia and the Pacific, water-related ministers, local government, and leaders from the private sector, civil society, including students and youth to step up their leadership and commitment to water security and water-related disaster challenges in the region.<br /> <br /> To inform the leaders ahead of the summit, ADB and APWF launched the Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) 2013 on 13 March 2013. AWDO 2013 provides the first quantitative and comprehensive analysis of water security on a country by country basis in the region. It examines five key dimensions of water security including household, economic, urban, environmental, and resilience to water-related disaster. The study found that more than 75% of the countries in Asia and the Pacific are experiencing a serious lack of water security, with many of them facing an imminent water crisis unless immediate steps are taken to improve management of water resources. This video was produced for the Summit by the APWF with support from ADB.<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://www.adb.org/sectors/water/main" target="_blank">www.adb.org</a><br /> Produced by: Asian Water Development Outlook for the Summit by the APWF with support from ADB<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Asia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-30 11:18:52Exploring Water Leadership Developmenthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1840<p> The 4th Delft Symposium in 2007 ended with a call for nurturing 1,000 water leaders in Africa and Asia. To increase water security in our fast-changing world, water professionals need the ability to motivate stakeholders to create a shared vision, inspire commitment for action across organizational boundaries, and generate momentum in projects for integrated water resources management.</p> <div> Their technical knowledge is valuable yet no longer enough. Our complex challenges today call for water leaders who make a difference with partners beyond their own organization. This session will explore what water leadership is and how it can be developed. Participants discussed what it takes to get a head start in becoming a water leader and to inspire others to do the same.</div> <div>  </div> <div> This video shows an interview with Wouter Lincklaen Arriens from the ADB on leadership in the water sector.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.unesco-ihe.org/CD-Symposium/Focus-of-the-Symposium" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">Symposium website</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced by: TheWaterChannel</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: The Netherlands</span></div>TheWaterChannel2013-05-29 19:04:235th Symposium on Water Sector Capacity Development_ First Impressionshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1839<p> From 29 to 31 May 2013, <a href="http://www.unesco-ihe.org">UNESCO-IHE</a> and partners hold the 5th Delft Symposium on Water Sector Capacity Development in Delft, The Netherlands. The challenges, current realities and new opportunities for knowledge and capacity development in the water sector are discussed during this international forum for water water professionals and managers, development practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and capacity development specialists.</p> <p> Development policy has evolved from financial support for technical assistance to official acknowledgement of the importance of knowledge. Capacity development now has a firm presence on the development policy agenda, including a focus on locally-driven development. Yet in practice, it has been difficult to strengthen the knowledge, capacity and interaction of the water sector across the multiple government institutions, civil society, the private sector and knowledge institutes required. This is evident from the previous Delft Symposia on Water Sector Capacity Development, culminating in an urgent call for water leaders.</p> <p> This video contains a few interviews about the participants´ first impressions and some outcomes from the pre-symposium expert workshop.</p> <div class="attribute-long" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: top; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 1.3em; display: block; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.7em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: top; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 1.3em; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "> Each Symposium day will focus on a different theme. On 29 May, the <b style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: top; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 1.3em; font-weight: 700; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">challenges</b> for water sector capacity development will be discussed, followed by panel discussions and parallel sessions on 30 May when <b style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: top; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 1.3em; font-weight: 700; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">experiences</b> are shared on leadership in knowledge and capacity development in the water sector. The last day of the Symposium focuses on <b style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: top; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 1.3em; font-weight: 700; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">innovation</b> and new opportunities for capacity development.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.7em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: top; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 1.3em; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.unesco-ihe.org/CD-Symposium/Focus-of-the-Symposium" target="_blank">Symposium website</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Produced by: TheWaterChannel</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: The Netherlands</span></p> </div> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-29 15:41:17Soil Sealing - Destroying Earth's Living Skinhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1838<p> Soil sealing means covering soil with an impermeable surface such as asphalt or concrete to make way for roads, houses, schools, offices and parking zones - symbols of urban growth. As Europe&rsquo;s population increases, the continent grows ever closer to running out of the space needed to maintain its people.  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="color:#000000;">Soil embraces a number of essential functions for life including for agriculture and the provision of locally-produced food; for regulating water flows to prevent floods and the overloading of sewage systems; for storing large quantities of carbon, thereby helping to fight climate change; as an important reserve of biodiversity and for the provision of green, recreational spaces. A combination of factors - including ill-conceived urban planning strategies, excessive land consumption and inefficiently-used land where infrastructures, such as warehouses, stand empty in villages and towns &ndash; has led to an urgent need for concrete measures and the promotion of an integrated approach at EU and national level.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; ">  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="color:#000000;">More info: </span><a href="http://www.mostra.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">Mostra</span></a><br /> <span style="color:#000000;">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.mostra.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">Mostra</span></a><br /> <span style="color:#000000;">Year: 2012<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Europe</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; ">  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-align: left; ">  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-27 14:35:30Sweden: Gateway to Green Innovationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1836<p> The future -- Swedish style. Stockholm's Royal Seaport, a rundown district in Sweden's capital, is set to become a model of energy efficiency. Plantagon, a leader in vertical urban agriculture, has an answer to feeding the mega cities of tomorrow -- urban skyscraper farms. The Stockholm eatery Nyagatan, cuts carbon emissions by going local and organic. Solvatten, a Swedish water purification system that uses sunlight is now being used around the world. </p> <p> This documentary is a review of how Sweden is redefining environmental stability and giving innovative new ideas to the world when most of the other countries are busy fighting off problems. With a population density of only about 21 inhabitants per square kilometer, it does not come as a surprise that living standards in the country are so high. About 85% of Swedish population lives in urban areas.<br /> <br /> The new seaport, Stockholm Royal Seaport is a wonder of modern technology and construction. It has been designed to achieve maximum energy efficiency and will be a role model for the world. Plantagon is new innovative concept of vertical agriculture to provide solutions to tomorrow's metropolitans. It is a concept about skyscraper farms that the world is quickly going to adopt in the coming years. Nyagatan is the Stockholm eatery that has been designed to reduce carbon emissions by adopting local and organic methods. The solvatten water purification system has quickly been welcomed by the international community and is being used in many parts of the world. What makes this system so special is its utilization of sunlight to treat water.</p> <p> From education to lifestyle development, Sweden is fast becoming one of the most prominent European countries.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.linktv.org/earthfocus" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">LinkTV</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.linktv.org/video/7119/murky-waters-shrimp-farming-in-bangladesh" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">LinkTV</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Sweden</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-24 10:37:10Solvatten: Purifying Water with Sunlighthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1834<p> A new Swedish portable household water purifier makes unsafe water drinkable using solar energy. Solvatten can produce 20-30 liters of clean, drinkable water when exposed to two to six hours of sunlight. This specially designed container uses heat, UV light, and a built in filter to clean contaminated water.</p> <p> Developed by Swedish microbiologist and artist Petra Wadstrom, the unit inactivates microorganisms that cause diarrhea and disease. It's also environmentally friendly by enabling people to reduce the use of fuels commonly used in developing countries to boil water like firewood, charcoal, and kerosene. As of 2012, Solvatten has been used in 20 countries around the world. </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.linktv.org/earthfocus" target="_blank">LinkTV</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.linktv.org/video/7119/murky-waters-shrimp-farming-in-bangladesh" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">LinkTV</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Sweden</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-24 10:28:40Exposing the Maritime Waste Oil Epidemichttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1833<p> Between 70-210 million gallons of waste oil are illegally dumped at sea by commercial ships each year. In fish, marine oil pollution is linked to cancers, tumors, reduced growth rates, genetic side effects, and death. It is also toxic to seabirds and marine mammals including whales, sea otters, and dolphins. The new film "Oil in Our Waters" exposes this practice. Film director Micah Fink shares his findings with Earth Focus and explains new ways citizens can now help stop illegal oil dumping.</p> <p> An Earth Focus special report produced in collaboration with Common Good Productions and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.linktv.org/video/7119/murky-waters-shrimp-farming-in-bangladesh" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">LinkTV</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.linktv.org/video/7119/murky-waters-shrimp-farming-in-bangladesh" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">LinkTV</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-23 10:13:00Move Over, Smog: China's Water Pollution Off the Chartshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1832<p> A side effect of rapid industrialization and few regulations, China's rivers are often treated as little more than sewers. But as LinkAsia contributor Mark Dreyer reports, an online campaign to clean up the country's water is gathering steam. </p> <p> Due to lax regulations, factories across China have dumped toxic waste and chemicals into local rivers and lakes for years. Villages downstream have seen an explosion in cancer rates in recent years. State-run CCTV News reports on measures that the Chinese government is taking to clean up the country's water supply.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.linktv.org/video/7119/murky-waters-shrimp-farming-in-bangladesh" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">LinkTV</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.linktv.org/video/7119/murky-waters-shrimp-farming-in-bangladesh" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">LinkTV</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English, english subtitles<br /> Region: China</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-23 10:03:29Melting Arctic: Assessing the Global Impacthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1831<p> Arctic sea ice is melting faster than anticipated. Julienne Stroeve of the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado explains why and how this will impact global weather patterns. </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.linktv.org/video/7119/murky-waters-shrimp-farming-in-bangladesh" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">LinkTV</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.linktv.org/video/7119/murky-waters-shrimp-farming-in-bangladesh" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">LinkTV</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Arctic</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-22 15:22:08Moto Destino_ FreshWater Projecthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1830<p>  </p> <div> WHAT IS MOTODESTINO?</div> <div> This project arose from two people interested in water issues: Sebastian Hardy (Hydraulic engineer) and Pedro Matias. In 2009, they left everything to travel by motorcycle from Argentina to U.S. in order to collect empirical data on freshwater issues. The idea is to complete  a tour around the world looking not only data but also raising awareness.</div> <div>  </div> <div> WHAT IS THEIR  GOAL?</div> <div> The main idea of ??Moto Destino - Freshwater Project, is traveling to know empirically the reality of water. Why motorcycle? it gives them the ability to reach people, big cities varied geographical areas in order to gather information and compare these data with the theory about the water crisis. The next stage is Africa and Europe, the idea is to start the journey from south africa and from there up the Indian Ocean coast to Morocco and go to Europe.</div> <div>  </div> <div> WHAT HAVE THEY DONE  SO FAR?</div> <div> They toured 14 countries, 300 cities and more than 60,000 km in 15 months, with their own resources, helping people, learning, documenting and creating awareness of the reality of water in America. During the trip they contacted companies and institutions that allowed them, among other things, deliver portable potabilisation filters in remote locations. They also have delivered the message through the media in different countries.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <div> WHY TRAVEL?</div> <div> The intention of these trips is to know what happens to the water in different parts of the world, generating the largest database possible to edit an educational book for children.  Achieving the dissemination of the subject in the media, educational institutions and other water organizations interested in the character of this adventure and of course, in a sustainable use of water resources. </div> </div> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.motodestino.com.ar/default.asp" target="_blank">www.motodestino.com.ar</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.motodestino.com.ar/default.asp" target="_blank">www.motodestino.com.ar</a><br /> Year: 2010<br /> Language: English, spanish<br /> Region: South America -USA</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-22 09:38:33Saving the Rivers of the American Westhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1829<p> The Willamette River has some big problems, but it's also the focus of one of the most creative and ambitious watershed restorations efforts ever undertaken. Earth Focus speaks with Jeremy Monroe about his film Willamette Futures, which documents the effort to restore the watersheds of Oregon's largest river system. Satirical writer George Wolfe's controversial act of civil disobedience, leading a kayaking expedition down the cemented Los Angeles River, is the focus of Thea Mercouffer's film Rock the Boat. The expedition sought to have EPA declare the river navigable so that it could gain protection under the Clean Water Act. The boating trip down the LA River became a political movement which led to changes in federal policy and opened up public access to a long-neglected waterway.</p> <p> The Colorado River is the most dammed, and diverted river in the world. It struggles to support thirty million people across the western United States and Mexico and is reaching its limits. James Redford and Mark Decena talk about their film Watershed: Exploring A New Water Ethic for the New West, which looks at how we balance the competing interests of cities, agriculture, recreation, wildlife and indigenous communities with rights to the water. </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.linktv.org/video/7119/murky-waters-shrimp-farming-in-bangladesh" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">LinkTV</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.linktv.org/video/7119/murky-waters-shrimp-farming-in-bangladesh" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">LinkTV</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: USA</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-21 14:25:27Green Infrastructure – Building Blocks Of Modern Lifehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1827<p> Europe, and indeed the world, is facing a colossal challenge: how can we protect our precious ecosystems and maintain the services which we depend on? Accompanying the development of a comprehensive green infrastructure strategy, the EU is working hard to preserve and develop the myriad green areas that comprise Europe&rsquo;s &lsquo;green infrastructure&rsquo;. By doing so, both the health and quality of life enjoyed by EU citizens will be improved.</p> <div> With around 80% of the EU&rsquo;s population now living in towns or cities, and with the spectre of climate change looming large, taking care of the vital green infrastructure that connects and breathes life into urban and rural habitats has never been more important. Green infrastructure can be defined as a strategically planned network of high-quality green spaces and environmental features. The concept includes work on issues such as recreation, green spaces, climate change mitigation, halting species decline, the use of land resources, water delivery, resistance to natural disaster and much more.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <div> Achieving thriving biodiversity throughout the EU is vital to addressing numerous challenges of the modern age, from climate change adaptation and mitigation to long-term economic stability. Something as seemingly harmless as the decline in bee populations, for example, could have a negative economic impact on agriculture exceeding EUR 20 billion a year. Such problems and many others potentially affect each and every citizen and are very real, current issues to be tackled.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <div> Two main projects are examined in this video:</div> <br /> <div style="margin-left:36pt;"> - The UrbanBees project in Lyon (France) which is designed to halt a decline in the wild bee population that threatens agriculture and the environment;</div> <br /> <div style="margin-left:36pt;"> - A Natura 2000 site in Latvia which aims to protect endangered species such as the fire-bellied toad and the European smooth snake.</div> </div> <div>  </div> <div> In terms of the benefits, from a social perspective, around 83 % more people engage in social activity in green spaces than urban spaces, contributing to social cohesion. Moreover, the prevalence of green spaces and parks has been linked to increased life expectancy and a reduction in chronic disease such as high blood pressure, arthritis and even certain types of cancer.</div> <div>  </div> <div> More info: <a href="http://www.wahara.eu/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">w</a><a href="http://www.mostra.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.mostra.com</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.mostra.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.mostra.com</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English, english subtitles<br /> Region: Europe</div> <div> <div> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> </div> <div>  </div> </div> </div> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-21 10:18:05????? ???, ???? ?? ???http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1826<p> ??? ???? ??? ?? ??????? ?????? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ?? ?????? ??-?? ??? ???? ?? ?????? ????? ????? ?? ??????? ???? ??? ? ??? ??? ?? ??? ????????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?? ??? ?? ?? ????? ???? ?? ???? ? ???? ?? ??? ??? ???? ?????? ???? ??? ???? ?????? ?? ?? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ?? ???????? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ??? ???? ?????? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ?? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ??? ????? ??? ??????? ??????? ?? ???? ?? 40 ???????, ???-?????? ??????? ?? 50 ??????? ?????? ???? 80 ???? ?? ???????? ????, ?????? ?? ??????? ?? ???? ?? 75 ??????? ?? ?????? ???? 1 ??? ????? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???</p> <p> &lsquo;Balram Talabs&rsquo; are larger water tanks, which can irrigate up to 50 hectare area. The objective of the Balram Talab Scheme (in Madhya Pradesh, India) is to conserve rainwater in the field for irrigation. For digging ponds under Balram Tal Yojana, every beneficiary is given 25 per cent subsidy, the upper limit of which is Rs 50 thousand. The benefit of the scheme is given to the applicants registered after May 25, 2007. So far 7,158 Balram Tal reservoirs have been constructed in the provinc</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.mpinfo.org/mpinfonew/english/mp_schemes/index.asp" target="_blank">http://www.mpinfo.org/mpinfonew/english/mp_schemes/index.asp</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.mp.gov.in/en/home" target="_blank">Government of Madhya Pradesh province, India</a> <br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: Hindi<br /> Region: India</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-19 07:21:48Stone Bunds_ Frenchhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1825<p> A look at how stone bunds are employed as a crucial component, in the large-scale soil conservation efforts in Tigray, Ethiopia.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1300/soil-conservation/stone-bunds" target="_blank">English version</a></p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.wahara.eu/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.wahara.eu</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: French<br /> Region: Tigray, Ethiopia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-17 12:07:14Spring Development in Tigray _Frenchhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1824<p> How a community in Tigray, Ethiopia is maximizing the benefits of a local spring by constructing a diversion checkdam and irrigation canals.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1296/groundwater/spring-development" target="_blank">English version</a></p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.wahara.eu/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.wahara.eu</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: French<br /> Region: Tigray, Ethiopia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-17 12:00:07Hand-Dug wells in Tigray_Frenchhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1823<p> In Kifle Awlaelo, Tigray province, Northern Ethiopia 26 families are digging and shaping a new well to serve their community. Following the soil and water conservation measures taken in Tigray over the past 20 years, groundwater tables have risen making it easier for communities to access groundwater resources.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1266/groundwater/hand-dug-wells-in-tigray" target="_blank">English version</a></p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.wahara.eu/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.wahara.eu</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: French<br /> Region: Tigray, Ethiopia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-17 11:51:57The Bhungroo (Straw) - An Intervention for water logging and irrigation in saline soilshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1822<p> Thanks to Biplap Paul of Naireeta Servies Pvt Ltd/Lokvikas who is working in these regions with poor farmers, we get to speak to one of the farmers in Sami who is a part of a group of farmers that own a "Bhungroo". Meaning "Straw" in Gujarati, the bhungroo is a borehole that is dug to a certain depth in these saline groundwater region so that it reaches a sandy layer between two saline aquifers. During flooding, as occurs in this region during monsoons, the Bhungroo allows the standing waters in the land to be recharged into the sandy layer. This frees up the land for a monsoon crop. During the winter season, a diesel engine run motor then pumps this same rainwater back for irrigation to allow for a winter crop. The Bhungroo is collectively owned by a group of farmers who decide upfront collectively on how the irrigation water will be used, and what crops will be grown. The intervention has enabled these farmers to grow two crops a year and has freed them from being dependent on groundwater markets. The Bhungroo has halted urban migration. How do we mobilise financing for the Bhungroo? How do we build a model of implementing Bhungroos that is financially sustainable?<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="https://www.ashoka.org/fellow/biplab-paul" target="_blank">www.ashoka.org/fellow/biplab-paul</a><br /> Produced by:<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Hindi and English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-16 10:10:38Kayaking the LA: Revitalizing an Urban Riverhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1821<p> Earth Focus features the film Rock the Boat which follows a controversial kayaking expedition down the partially cemented Los Angeles River, an act of civil disobedience led by satirical writer George Wolfe, whose goal was to have the Environmental Protection Agency declare the river navigable so that it could gain protection under the Clean Water Act. Boating down the LA River became a political movement which lead to changes in federal policy and opened up public access to a long-neglected waterway. With George Wolfe and Thea Mercouffer, film director. Produced in collaboration with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.linktv.org/earthfocus." style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">LinkTV</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.linktv.org/video/7119/murky-waters-shrimp-farming-in-bangladesh" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">LinkTV</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Los Angeles</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-15 12:04:32Urban Rivers: Restoring the Willamettehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1820<p> The story of an unprecedented effort to restore the rivers and watersheds of Oregon's largest river system with filmmaker Jeremy Monroe with previews of his upcoming film Willamette Futures. Many rivers in the United States are far from clean and healthy. Oregon's Willamette, which runs through the State's major cities and farmlands, has big problems that are far from solved, but the effort to revitalize the watershed here may be among the most creative and ambitious anywhere in the world. Produced in collaboration with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.linktv.org/earthfocus." style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">LinkTV</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.linktv.org/video/7119/murky-waters-shrimp-farming-in-bangladesh" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">LinkTV</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Oregon</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-15 12:01:18Murky Waters: Shrimp Farming in Bangladeshhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1819<p> An Earth Focus exclusive: the corrupt practices, human rights abuses, and environmental degradation caused by the shrimp industry are exposed in an original investigative report by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation. Find out how shrimp from Bangladesh, exposed to pesticides and injected with dirty water, may be toxic to your health.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.linktv.org/video/7119/murky-waters-shrimp-farming-in-bangladesh" target="_blank">LinkTV</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.linktv.org/video/7119/murky-waters-shrimp-farming-in-bangladesh" target="_blank">LinkTV</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Bangladesh</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-14 10:33:43Participatory video with Farmershttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1817<p> A compilation of videos produced by farming communities across Sub-Saharan Africa during a series of participatory video projects. Through this unique programme farming communities from Angola, Cote D'Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Uganda used video to explore issues affecting their environment and their adaptation strategies to coping with the effects of global climate change.<br /> <br /> This programme was implemented by InsightShare in association with five UK-based development agencies and numerous community-based organisations and local NGOs. It was initiated and funded by Comic Relief (<a href="http://www.comicrelief.com/" target="_blank">www.comicrelief.com</a>).</p> <p>  </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/SusantaBiswas" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">i</a><a href="http://www.insightshare.org/watch/all" target="_blank">nsightshare</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/SusantaBiswas" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">i</a><a href="http://www.insightshare.org/watch/all" target="_blank">nsightshare</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Africa</p> <div>  </div>TheWaterChannel2013-05-13 12:01:46The Forest by the Peoplehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1816<p> Overcoming the constraints, the Bokaro FDA is trying its best to nurture methods and approaches which will serve with benefits for the present and in the days to come with regional prosperity achieved in the truest sense along with the ideals of hard work and co-operation from all levels of the society.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/SusantaBiswas" target="_blank">Susanta Biswas</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/SusantaBiswas" target="_blank">Susanta Biswas</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English and Hindi<br /> Region: Bokaro, Jharkhand, India, South Asia</p> <p> <br />  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-10 17:07:51Spate Irrigation in Northern Ethiopia_Frenchhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1815<p> <em>"Floods are not always a hazard. They may also sustain aquatic life and riverine biodiversity, recharge aquifers, enrich soilds and in some of the world's poorest areas they are the main source of irrigation</em>.&rdquo; -- Global Water Partnership (2000) 'Toward water security: a framework for action.</p> <div> <p> Spate irrigation is the art and science of managing floods for irrigation. It is unique to arid and semi-arid environments, found in the Middle East, North Africa, West Asia, East Africa and parts of Latin America.</p> <p> Large parts of Ethiopia&rsquo;s northern Tigray and Afar regional states are arid/ semi-arid. The annual floods there are crucial to irrigation and agricultural output. This video depicts how spate irrigation structures in the region work, and some of the activities that go into their maintenance during the off season.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1292/agriculture/spate-irrigation-in-northern-ethiopia" target="_blank">English version</a></p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.spate-irrigation.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.spate-irrigation.org</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: French<br /> Region: Tigray, Ethiopia</p> </div> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-08 14:39:09The Construction of the Sukkur Barrage-Vintage Moviehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1814<p> This historical movie from the 1920's shows the construction of the Sukkur Barrage, also called one of the eight engineering marvels of the world. The Sukkur Barrage still commands millions of hectares of irrigated area. </p> <p> The Barrage was built during the British Raj from 1923 to 1932 and named Lloyd Barrage. Located near the city of Sukkur in the Sindh province of Pakistan, the barrage is used to control water flow in the River Indus for irrigation and flood control purposes.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Produced by</span><span style="line-height: 15px; ">: Government of India (Railway Department)</span></span></span></span></font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Year: 1920´s</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span></span></span></span></font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Region: Sindh, Pakistan</span></span></span></span></font></p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-08 13:53:30Tant quíl y Aura Des Chameaux...http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1812<p> This video presents the perspective of a shepherd family living in the same region of Jeffarà. Describes how their life as nomads is organised and how it changed with modernisation and land privatization.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Produced by: Le CIHEAM- IAMM et l' I.R.A de Médénine<br /> Language: French<br /> Region: Tunisia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-07 15:05:11La Conquete de L'Esthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1811<p> Around the successful story of a Tunisian farmer family, the video presents the broader land use, political and socio-economic changes in Jeffarà, a region in South-east Tunisia. Evolution of farming and livelihoods systems in the last 60 years after independence from France.</p> <p> From transhumant and nomadic shepherds grazing on collective pastures, to land privatization and allotment and turn to agriculture and tree plantations, mechanization and modernisation. Hints at different land uses by different actors and interactions: farmers, nomadic shepherds, tree growers&hellip;</p> <p> Addresses marginally the problem of advancing desertification as a consequence disruption of ecological equilibrium with sedentary settlements and intensive land use. </p> <p> <br /> Produced by: Le CIHEAM- IAMM et l' I.R.A de Médénine<br /> Language: French<br /> Region: Tunisia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-07 14:54:27Online Permaculture Course by Geoff Lawtonhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1809<p> Geoff Lawton is a permaculture consultant, designer and teacher from Australia. ?Since 1985, Lawton has undertaken a large number of jobs consulting, designing, teaching and implementing in over thirty countries around the world. Lawton's aim is to establish self-replicating educational demonstration sites. He has currently educated over 6,000 students in permaculture worldwide. Lawton's plan is to see aid projects being replicated as fast as possible to help ameliorate the growing food and water crisis.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; "><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.geofflawton.com/fe/33812-urban-permaculture-the-micro-space" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.geofflawton.com</a></span></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Produced by</span><span style="line-height: 15px; ">: Geoff Lawton</span></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2013</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span></span></span></span></font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Region: Global</span></span></span></span></font></p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-07 14:14:01Night Storage of Irrigation Water_Frenchhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1808<p> In the dry Tigray region of Ethiopia every drop of water has to be used by the farmers to realize a harvest. Construction of overnight storage facilities allow the farmers to collect and store river water, which otherwise would have been passed unused. Farmers in Hagre-Salaam, featured in this video, have managed to double cropping area by using such overnight storage arrangements.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1264/water-harvesting/night-storage-of-irrigation-water" target="_blank">English version</a></p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.wahara.eu/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.wahara.eu</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: French<br /> Region: Tigray, Ethiopia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-07 10:31:03Micro Dams_Frenchhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1807<p> In Tigray, Norther Ethiopia, excess rainfall is being captured by series of micro-dams. The walls of these dams are typically constructed with soil and covered with a layer of stones. On average 1.5 to 2 million cubic meter of water can be captured in this way, providing water for agricultural and domestic usages; while recharging groundwater resources and creating a cooler local micro climate. </p> <p> <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1288/soil-conservation/micro-dams" target="_blank">English version</a></p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.wahara.eu/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.wahara.eu</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: French<br /> Region: Tigray, Ethiopia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-07 10:26:10Treating Saline Water by Magnetic Devicehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1806<p> This video explains and shows how a magnet can be used to treat saline water, so that the water can still be used for farming. The demonstration is based in Bawapur, Pakistan but the technique has been developed in Russia and Australia, not widely used yet- even though it can make ensure the uptake of saline water up to 2000 ppm - provided the water is used shortly after the treatment.</p> <p> Pro<span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">duced by:<a href="http://idsindh@gmail.com" target="_blank"> Ishad Ahmed Ansari </a>/ TheWaterChannel</span><br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Bawalpur, Pakistan</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-06 12:41:37Living With Floods In The Mekong Deltahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1805<p> The Mekong Delta in Vietnam, is the most downstream part of the Mekong River Basin. It has a total area of ?40,548 square km and makes up 5% of the entire basin.  There are 12 provinces and one major city with a total population of over 17 million in 2011.</p> <div style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "> <p> The flood period lasts from the end of May and continue for up to 6 months. Its a natural phenomenon here so people is learning how to get profit from it by fishing using velvet nets, which are kept on the bottom for 15 to 20 minutes and then lifted;  catching yellow snail, planting aquatic vegetables or teaching the children how to swim. </p> <p> The inundations are not always an "enemy" by farmers: They  have to prepare the boat and vest for transportation and fishing during the flood season but they catch rats to kill insects in the rice field, use short rice varieties to ensure their harvesting before flood season, they add groundwater storage and they also reduce salinity intrusion. </p> <p> Many of the inhabitant's houses are built on stilts with the river flowing below and it is used for bathing or cloth washing. But the waste from industrial and human activity along its banks finds its way into the river too. Issues such as flooding are clearly important as they relate to the natural environment, flow maintenance, economic well being and living standards.</p> <p> This video shows the multibeneficial impacts of floods in the Mekong Delta: fishgrounds, snail harvesting, flooting and agriculture. Vietnamese people talk about how their experiences living with floods but cooperation and mutual assistance is always needed it for the safety of these local people.</p> </div> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.spate-irrigation.org/" target="_blank">Spate Irrigation Network</a><br /> Produced by: Duong Van Ni (CTU), Pham Duy Tien (AGU)<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: Vietnamese<br /> Region: Vietnam</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-27 11:28:09Conserve it or lose ithttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1804<p> There's something we use everyday which makes our lives more enjoyable. It brings us closer together, simplifies chores, and gives us a healthier lifestyle. We often ignore its importance, and the hidden benefits which springs from it. We often waste it and we sometimes simply don't appreciate it.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.greenmediacreations.com/index.html" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.greenmediacreations.com</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.waterwise-consulting.com/" target="_blank">www.waterwise-consulting.com</a><br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-06 10:37:45Magic Waterhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1803<p> Considering all that we do with water, its sheer existence can be truly magical. Watch how this family discovers the true importance of water and why we should conserve it.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.greenmediacreations.com/index.html" target="_blank">www.greenmediacreations.com</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.greenmediacreations.com/index.html" target="_blank">www.greenmediacreations.com</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-06 10:19:08Gully treatment in Tigray_Frenchhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1802<p> Gullies appear as scars in the Tigray landscape where soil conservation measures were not sufficiently incorporated in land management strategies. A variety of gully-treatment measures are being employed in the region, some of which are:</p> <div> <p> 1) Construction of checkdams in the middle of the gully, to slow down the water and stimulate sedimentation in the heart of the gully.<br /> 2) Plantation of the site slopes of the gully, to stabilize the walls and halt widening of the gully.<br /> 3) Construct micro-basins in the upper catchment, to reduce run-off potential, and lower the erosive force of the water.</p> <p> The video shows examples of gullies in Negash, Birki and Hintalo Wojerat</p> <p> <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1267/soil-conservation/gully-treatment-in-tigray" target="_blank">English version</a></p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.wahara.eu/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.wahara.eu</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Tigray, Ethiopia</p> </div> <div>  </div>TheWaterChannel2013-05-03 17:57:38Micro Basins_Frenchhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1801<p> Micro-basins, also known as 'half-moons' are semi-circular stone bunds enclosing plants of agroforestry value. These structures trap run-off and make soil and water settle down and feed the plant.</p> <p> They have been employed at a large scale in Ethiopia and to good effect, as this video from Tigray province shows.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1305/soil-conservation/micro-basins" target="_blank">English version</a></p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.wahara.eu/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.wahara.eu</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Tigray, Ethiopia</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-03 17:50:25Rural Technologies_Wild Mushroomshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1800<p> The area under spate irrigation in Pakistan is very substantial and by most reliable estimate it is 1.4 M ha &ndash; or equivalent to 9% of the entire area. It is very much neglected and almost invisible in programs and policies of government and civil society. There has been a steady deterioration in water management, bringing the areas in a downward spiral. This deterioration is manifest in the construction of unauthorized water diversions, the silting up of the flood channels and the development of gullies distorting the hydraulics. In addition there has been a deterioration in forestry resources, rangelands and livestock material.</p> <p> There are however considerable opportunities to revive/ improve the productivity of the spate irrigated areas. That´s why  the Pakistan Spate Irrigation Network born in 2007, bringing together the current knowledge and experience in spate irrigation, connecting the different organizations working in spate irrigation and promote and lobby for adequate and appropriate attention to spate irrigated livelihoods.</p> <p> TheWaterChannel presents a series of clips that cover a range of topics related directly with the communities of these spate irrigation areas in Pakistan. Rural technologies such us the  hand driven grinding mill or mechanical/electrically driven, the fodder chopper machine, Oil Extractor Machine or wild mushrooms tipically grown in this land.</p> <p> This clip shows the wild mushrooms, common in spate irrigation areas. Some regions have also underground mushrooms (truffles). These appear after rains. It is rich in minerals and proteins. People collect it early in the morning to make curry, soap and few other dishes. Local population has indigenous knowledge about its occurrence place. These are also marketed in nearby urban centers. The edible mushrooms usually don&rsquo;t grow on chemically/fertilizer used grounds.   </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.spate-irrigation.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; " target="_blank">/www.spate-irrigation.org</a> <br /> <span style="font-size: 12px; ">Produced by: TheWaterChannel</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px; ">Year: 2013</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px; ">Language: English subtitles</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px; ">Region: Pakistan</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-01 12:25:08Rural Technologies_Oil Extractor Machinehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1799<p> The area under spate irrigation in Pakistan is very substantial and by most reliable estimate it is 1.4 M ha &ndash; or equivalent to 9% of the entire area. It is very much neglected and almost invisible in programs and policies of government and civil society. There has been a steady deterioration in water management, bringing the areas in a downward spiral. This deterioration is manifest in the construction of unauthorized water diversions, the silting up of the flood channels and the development of gullies distorting the hydraulics. In addition there has been a deterioration in forestry resources, rangelands and livestock material.</p> <p> There are however considerable opportunities to revive/ improve the productivity of the spate irrigated areas. That´s why  the Pakistan Spate Irrigation Network born in 2007, bringing together the current knowledge and experience in spate irrigation, connecting the different organizations working in spate irrigation and promote and lobby for adequate and appropriate attention to spate irrigated livelihoods.</p> <p> TheWaterChannel presents a series of clips that cover a range of topics related directly with the communities of these spate irrigation areas in Pakistan. Rural technologies such us the  hand driven grinding mill or mechanical/electrically driven, the fodder chopper machine, Oil Extractor Machine or wild mushrooms tipically grown in this land.</p> <p> This video presents the oil extracting equipment, very popular in rural areas. It is driven mechanically/electrically, used for rapeseed, mustard, cotton seed, sesame and similar crops. Its cost between 250 to 350 US $.  Its operation, repair and maintenance are easy.   </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.spate-irrigation.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; " target="_blank">/www.spate-irrigation.org</a> <br /> <span style="font-size: 12px; ">Produced by: TheWaterChannel</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px; ">Year: 2013</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px; ">Language: English subtitles</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px; ">Region: Pakistan</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-01 12:18:53Diversion weirs_Frenchhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1798<p> This video demonstrates how a diversion weir is used to divert waters from a river to agricultural fields at a higher level. These images are from Tigray, Ethiopia.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1308/agriculture/diversion-weirs" target="_blank">English version</a></p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.wahara.eu/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.wahara.eu</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: French<br /> Region: Tigray, Ethiopia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-05-01 11:04:12Rural technologies_ Flour Millhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1796<p> The area under spate irrigation in Pakistan is very substantial and by most reliable estimate it is 1.4 M ha &ndash; or equivalent to 9% of the entire area. It is very much neglected and almost invisible in programs and policies of government and civil society. There has been a steady deterioration in water management, bringing the areas in a downward spiral. This deterioration is manifest in the construction of unauthorized water diversions, the silting up of the flood channels and the development of gullies distorting the hydraulics. In addition there has been a deterioration in forestry resources, rangelands and livestock material.</p> <p> There are however considerable opportunities to revive/ improve the productivity of the spate irrigated areas. That´s why  the Pakistan Spate Irrigation Network born in 2007, bringing together the current knowledge and experience in spate irrigation, connecting the different organizations working in spate irrigation and promote and lobby for adequate and appropriate attention to spate irrigated livelihoods.</p> <p> TheWaterChannel presents a series of clips that cover a range of topics related directly with the communities of these spate irrigation areas in Pakistan. Rural technologies such us the  hand driven grinding mill or mechanical/electrically driven, the fodder chopper machine, Oil Extractor Machine or wild mushrooms tipically grown in this land.</p> <p> This video shows the hand driven grinding mills, common in rural areas and used by women at household level. It consists of two stones &ndash; base stone and upper stone.  Before grinding grains are dried in open air. This simple device makes flour and also splits the grains and is adjustable for fine and course flour.  </p> <p> These days mechanical/electrically driven small scale grinding machines are available working on the same. It is economical and benefits larger number of people, i.e. village/community. Machine has provision of making flour - fin and medium and coarse sizes. Usually the complete unit cost 300 to 400 US $. </p> <p>  </p> <div> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.spate-irrigation.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; " target="_blank">/www.spate-irrigation.org</a> <br /> <span style="font-size: 12px; ">Produced by: TheWaterChannel</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px; ">Year: 2013</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px; ">Language: English subtitles</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px; ">Region: Pakistan</span></p> </div> <div>  </div>TheWaterChannel2013-04-29 14:55:47Rural Technologies_Fodder Chopping Machinehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1795<p> The area under spate irrigation in Pakistan is very substantial and by most reliable estimate it is 1.4 M ha &ndash; or equivalent to 9% of the entire area. It is very much neglected and almost invisible in programs and policies of government and civil society. There has been a steady deterioration in water management, bringing the areas in a downward spiral. This deterioration is manifest in the construction of unauthorized water diversions, the silting up of the flood channels and the development of gullies distorting the hydraulics. In addition there has been a deterioration in forestry resources, rangelands and livestock material.</p> <p> There are however considerable opportunities to revive/ improve the productivity of the spate irrigated areas. That´s why  the Pakistan Spate Irrigation Network born in 2007, bringing together the current knowledge and experience in spate irrigation, connecting the different organizations working in spate irrigation and promote and lobby for adequate and appropriate attention to spate irrigated livelihoods.</p> <p> TheWaterChannel presents a series of clips that cover a range of topics related directly with the communities of these spate irrigation areas in Pakistan. Rural technologies such us the  hand driven grinding mill or mechanical/electrically driven, the fodder chopper machine, Oil Extractor Machine or wild mushrooms tipically grown in this land.</p> <p> This video is an introduction of the fodder chopper machine. hand driven, mechanically or electrically driven  and easy to operate. It is used from household level to farm level. Its operation and maintenance is simple. It is adjustable for dry, fresh fodder and chopping size cab be regulated requiring no effort. Usually it cost between 100 to 200 US $.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.spate-irrigation.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; " target="_blank">/www.spate-irrigation.org</a> <br /> <span style="font-size: 12px; ">Produced by: TheWaterChannel</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px; ">Year: 2013</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px; ">Language: English subtitles</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px; ">Region: Pakistan</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-29 14:14:43Hunting the African Armywormhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1794<p>  </p> <div> "We have arranged for you to meet the Vice President at 10am on Sunday. Is this OK?". That was it, my trip to Zambia was definitely on and I had just a few hours to prepare for my field visit and meet one of the country's top politicians who was leading their efforts to manage a food security crises. </div> <div>  </div> <div> But as you can see in the video above, this visit turned out to be rather different from the rest.</div> <div>  </div> <div> For nearly twenty years now, I have been working on an infamous crop pest called the African armyworm. This small 3-4cm long caterpillar feeds on all of the major cereal crops, including maize, rice, sorghum and millet, as well as on pasture grasses where densities typically reach hundreds of insects per square metre. </div> <div>  </div> <div> Together with David Grzywacz at the University of Greenwich and Wilfred Mushobozi at Crop Bioscience Solutions (CBS) Ltd in Tanzania, I have been trying to develop a local natural baculovirus called SpexNPV as a biological pesticide against this serious pest. As part of our research, we have visited more than 60 armyworm outbreaks across Africa in the last four years and clocked up thousands of miles in doing so.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Watch Related Video: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1739/agriculture/war-report-fighting-armyworms" target="_blank">War Report: Fighting Armyworms</a></div> <div>  </div> <div> More info: <a href="http://www.foodsecurity.ac.uk/blog/index.php/2013/04/video-blog-the-hunt-for-african-armyworm" target="_blank">Video blog: The hunt for African armyworm</a><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Produced by: BBSRC</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Year: 2013</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Language: English</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Region: Zambia </span></div> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-29 14:01:54Urban Permaculture: The Micro Space by Geoff Lawtonhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1793<p> Nothing beats the productive capacity of the small ?Urban Permaculture backyard. ??It's more productive per square foot than ?conventional agriculture. It's into theses small spaces, that the most changes are being made.</p> <p> In the video, Angelo, one of Geoff´s students, took these Permaculture ideas and changed the way he now grows food. He has transformed his tiny 650 square foot garden into a Permaculture wonderland full of diversity and abundance. He's harvested over 70 kilos of vegetables in 5 months!</p> <p> The video also looks at mini swales. People are installing them into their gardens. Should you?</p> <p> Geoff Lawton is a permaculture consultant, designer and teacher from Australia. ?Since 1985, Lawton has undertaken a large number of jobs consulting, designing, teaching and implementing in over thirty countries around the world. Lawton's aim is to establish self-replicating educational demonstration sites. He has currently educated over 6,000 students in permaculture worldwide. Lawton's plan is to see aid projects being replicated as fast as possible to help ameliorate the growing food and water crisis.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; "><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.geofflawton.com/fe/33812-urban-permaculture-the-micro-space" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.geofflawton.com</a></span></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Produced by</span><span style="line-height: 15px; ">: Geoff Lawton</span></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2013</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span></span></span></span></font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Region: Global</span></span></span></span></font></p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-29 10:48:48How to survive the coming crises by Geoff Lawtonhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1791<p> Geoff Lawton is a permaculture consultant, designer and teacher from Australia. ?Since 1985, Lawton has undertaken a large number of jobs consulting, designing, teaching and implementing in over thirty countries around the world. Lawton's aim is to establish self-replicating educational demonstration sites. He has currently educated over 6,000 students in permaculture worldwide. Lawton's plan is to see aid projects being replicated as fast as possible to help ameliorate the growing food and water crisis.</p> <p> This video looks at:</p> <p style="margin-top: 4px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "> - How to survive the coming crises &mdash; economic, food, water and energy &mdash; in a healthy and abundant way</p> <p style="margin-top: 4px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "> - Establish food forests with a step by step guide</p> <p style="margin-top: 4px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "> - Become survival confident with permaculture</p> <p style="margin-top: 4px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "> - PLUS: An exclusive aerial guided tour with Geoff of his water harvesting swales, dams and food forests</p> <div>  </div> <p style="margin-top: 4px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; "><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.geofflawton.com/fe/32461-surviving-the-coming-crises" target="_blank">www.geofflawton.com</a></span></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Produced by</span><span style="line-height: 15px; ">: Geoff Lawton</span></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2013</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span></span></span></span></font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Region: Global</span></span></span></span></font></p> <div class="clearfix" id="comments" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; display: inline-block; ">  </div> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-29 10:35:15Water Cycle Experimenthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1788<p> Water constantly cycles around between bodies of water, the sky, and the earth. The cycle is powered by the sun. The most important factor in the way the water cycle works is the soil, particularly the soil surface -- where the earth meets the air.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-bottom: 0.9em; "> Particularly in seasonally arid or brittle environments -- which cover two-thirds of the earth's land area -- soil cover is essential to the biodiversity (including biomass) and complexity that is needed for the soil to gain and store water, which is a basic necessity for all life.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-bottom: 0.9em; "> Soil cover, root mass, organic matter, and aeration -- these are synonyms for an effective water cycle, where water is absorbed and retained as much as possible in the ground, and the surplus goes through plants (transpiration) and down into the water table.</p> <p> This video shows ow does the water cycle function on the land, what causes floods and droughts and analyze the real reasons behind floods and droughts with a simple demonstration using plastic jugs.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; "><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://managingwholes.com/water-cycle-demo-jugs.htm" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">managingwholes.com</a></span></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Produced by</span><span style="line-height: 15px; ">: <a href="http://managingwholes.com/" target="_blank">Biosphere Media</a></span></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2008</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span></span></span></span></font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Region: Global</span></span></span></span></font></p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-26 10:11:33Permaculture Keyline Water Systems @ Wolf Gulch Farmhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1787<p> Elder Tom Ward takes us on a 10 minute animated tour of Wolf Gulch Farm in Southern Oregon, USA. It was designed using Permaculture principles and laid out using Keyline patterning. Tom's narrated journey explores water supply and storage, soil building, wind and air drainage, cropping, and an enlightened perspective on the watershed and the future of farming in harmony with natural forces. </p> <p> This video was produced by Andrew Millison as part of the course content for his online Permaculture Design Course and Advanced Design Practicum, taught through the Horticulture department at Oregon State University. Millison has been studying, designing, building, and teaching about Permaculture systems since 1996. He is an instructor in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, teaching the Permaculture Design Certificate Course and the Advanced Permaculture Design Practicum. He worked for the State of Oregon creating a Permaculture conference and course for Oregon Housing and Community Services, the agency that builds low-income housing. He works together with gardeners, developers, university students, and community organizers to promote Permaculture, which he believes is the medicine for Earth's aliments.<br />  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; "><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.beaverstatepermaculture.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.beaverstatepermaculture.com</a></span></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Produced by</span><span style="line-height: 15px; ">: Andrew Millison</span></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2012</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span></span></span></span></font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Region: USA</span></span></span></span></font></p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-25 10:41:13Permaculture Keyline Water Systems @ Seven Seeds Farmhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1785<p> Permaculture seed wizard Don Tipping takes us on a 10 minute animated tour of the epic Seven Seeds Farm in the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon, USA. The farm was designed using Permaculture Principles and Keyline patterning. We follow the water system from top to bottom, and then the amazing downstream effects are revealed.</p> <p> This video was produced by Andrew Millison as part of the course content for his online Permaculture Design Course and Advanced Design Practicum, taught through the Horticulture department at Oregon State University. Millison has been studying, designing, building, and teaching about Permaculture systems since 1996. He is an instructor in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, teaching the Permaculture Design Certificate Course and the Advanced Permaculture Design Practicum. He worked for the State of Oregon creating a Permaculture conference and course for Oregon Housing and Community Services, the agency that builds low-income housing. He works together with gardeners, developers, university students, and community organizers to promote Permaculture, which he believes is the medicine for Earth's aliments.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; "><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.beaverstatepermaculture.com/" target="_blank">www.beaverstatepermaculture.com</a></span></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Produced by</span><span style="line-height: 15px; ">: Andrew Millison</span></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2012</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span></span></span></span></font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Region: USA</span></span></span></span></font></p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-25 10:25:53Iconic toilets: Mathew Lippincott at TEDxConcordiaUPortlandhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1784<p> Mathew is of the opinion that the future needs better instructions. An artist and designer working in technology development and education, he splits his time between creating low-cost science kits and restroom reform. A founding member of the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (Public Lab), and MDML design, Mathew's recent life highlights include his Balloon Mapping Kickstarter being listed as one of the 10 best projects of 2012, MDML's Sewer Catastrophe Companion being exhibited at the Center for Disease Control and approved by the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, and developing signage for the Beacon Food Forest in Seattle. </p> <p> TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://tedxconcordiauportland.com/" target="_blank">tedxconcordiauportland</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.ted.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">TED</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-24 15:10:59Area Closure Revives Economy of Tigray Region_ Frenchhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1779<p> Zero-impact area's targets recovery of soil coverage in the Tigray area. Fences disable livestock and humans to enter protected zones, so that vegetative species find time to regenerate. Hand-in-hand with other soil and water conservation measures, this method is baring fruit, as soil coverage and species diversity increased. The video highlights the arrival of new flowering plants, which stood at the basis of the revival of the honey industry. Honey is now the 4th biggest export of Ethiopia.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1265/soil-conservation/area-closure-revives-economy-of-tigray-region" target="_blank">English version</a><br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://www.wahara.eu/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.wahara.eu</a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: French<br /> Region: Tigray, Ethiopia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-24 10:32:35People, Plasticulture, and the Planet - Mark Ingmanhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1778<p> The world's farmers currently use the majority of the world's available freshwater and arable land. Modern agriculture and its continued intensification also lead to increases in petroleum based inputs such as agrochemicals and agricultural plastics (plasticulture). Despite the large of impact of the decisions made by the world's farmers on natural resources, little research to date has sought to better understand farmers' perceptions and decision-making processes. Plastic film mulch is a technology that has existed since the 1940's and it has been used in places such as rural China for over five decades. This technology conserves a considerable amount of irrigation water and it increases harvests, however, use of plastic for mulch causes waste disposal problems and is an expenditure of petroleum through plastic manufacturing. Without a fundamental understanding of why farmers perceive plastic mulch to be valuable to their households and communities, we may not fully grasp why its global application continues to increase year after year.</p> <p> Mark Christian Ingman from Oregon State University, has recently published his thesis about the role of plastic mulch as a water conservation practice for desert oasis communities of Northern China. Its a focused study of plastic mulch at the local level to  allow researchers and entrepreneurs to develop a suitable alternative mulch that does not consume non-renewable resources or result in detrimental plastic waste after its utility has been exhausted. This study uses household level interviews, surveys, and participant observation to better understand why Minqin County farmers in rural China continue to use plastic mulch and how it may influence their standard of living.</p> <p> ScholarsArchive@OSU is Oregon State University's digital service for gathering, indexing, making available and storing the scholarly work of the Oregon State University community.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/handle/1957/34311" target="_blank">Scholars Archive @ OSU</a><br /> Produced by: Mark Ingman<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: China, USA, global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-23 09:52:29Josab in Sudanhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1777<p> Josab&rsquo;s ecological purification method is a mechanical water treatment in which particles and microorganisms larger than 1 micron are removed. Finally and as last step a UV filter disinfects the filtered water.</p> <p> The ecological water treatment plant JOSAB has few moving parts, the result is less wear and low maintenance costs. The highly efficient filter media, clinoptilolite facilitates compact units with very high capacity/volume ratio. Staff without any previous technical knowledge can be trained to operate the system within a day. </p> <p> Clinoptilolite is a natural zeolite consisting of silica and alumina tetrahedra. So this purification method is a mechanical water treatment in which particles and microorganisms larger than 1 micron are removed. The clinoptilolite&rsquo;s properties such as a large surface area, adsorption and ion exchange, is used in a pressurized tank. A UV filter disinfects the filtered water and ends Josab&rsquo;s ecological water purification method.</p> <p> This is an informative film about Josab International AB ecological water treatment solutions for the Sudanese market.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; "><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://josab.com/" target="_blank">www.josab.com</a></span></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Produced by</span><span style="line-height: 15px; ">: Tomas Askinger</span></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2013</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 15px; ">Language: Arabic, English subtitles</span></span></span></span></font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Region: Sudan</span></span></span></span></font></p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-19 14:59:33Water and developmenthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1776<p> Did you know that 3,5 Million people die every year due to the lack of clean drinking water?!<br /> On January the 1st 2013, the United Nations introduced the International Year of Water Cooperation. The access to clean water is a Human Right. Cutting the number of people without access to safe fresh water is one of the Millennium Development Goals.<br /> <br /> This high appreciation in international agreements has a reasons. Water is crucial for the development in many different sectors:<br /> For example, the agriculture sector, the health sector and sometimes even the security sector.<br /> How exactly do these relationships work and what are the main problems in the water sector?</p> <p> Edeos, a small Berlin-based agency, specialized in producing and distributing web-based knowledge content. In this film they want to aware of the water uses. Nowadays it is important to get informed about politics in a globalized world complex and sometimes confusing.  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; "><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: </span></span><a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" href="http://www.edeos.org/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://www.edeos.org/en">www.edeos.org/en</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Produced by</span><span style="line-height: 15px; ">: Jan Künzl and Jörn Barkemeyer</span></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2013</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span></span></span></span></font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Region: Global</span></span></span></span></font></p> <p> <br />  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-17 10:30:04Water from the Sun...the movement is spreadinghttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1775<p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">To combat waterborne disease and death related to sanitation and hygiene problems, Water School implements a proven, integrated 3-step program. The program is designed to contribute to the UN Millennium Development Goal for Water and Sanitation, specifically: to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe water and basic sanitation.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">This film try to show how people in rural Uganda are using the sun to clean their water through the water school.</font></p> <p> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">In most of our project areas (Kenya, Uganda, Haiti), the program is introduced through the school system using local teachers in a controlled environment. Children then pass on what they have learned about the Water School program to their own homes. Once their families are interested and engaged, the program spreads rapidly throughout the community.</span></span></p> <p>  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; "><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.waterschool.com/uganda/" target="_blank">thewaterschool</a></span></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Produced by</span><span style="line-height: 15px; ">: </span></span><a href="http://www.waterschool.com/" target="_blank">thewaterschool</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2013</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span></span></span></span></font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Region: Uganda</span></span></span></span></font></p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-16 10:25:16One very dry demo by Mark Shawhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1774<p> Mark Shaw demos Ultra-Ever Dry, a liquid-repellent coating that acts as an astonishingly powerful shield against water and water-based materials. At the nano level, the spray covers a surface with an umbrella of air so that water bounces right off. Watch for an exciting two-minute kicker.</p> <p> Mark Shaw, the protagonist of this talk, develops technologies to contain hazardous waste, storm water and radioactives. And together with his companies are also pioneers in the spill containment, stormwater management and spill response industries and are now bringing over 500 practical and innovative products and technologies to industry on a global basis through its 1,500 distributors covering 40 countries.</p> <p> TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/mark_shaw_one_very_dry_demo.html" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.ted.com/speakers</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.ted.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">TED</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-15 15:07:10Mothers of Haiti Pastry Workshophttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1773<p> Safe Water Haiti is committed to providing sustainable safe water programs for the people of Haiti. It integrates solar disinfection (SODIS) training, a simple and affordable method of sanitizing water, with education on proper hygiene and sanitation practices. SWH believes people can achieve great things if they are healthy and given the opportunity. That&rsquo;s why they also support the development of women by empowering them with basic life skills and the enrichment of children or young adults by providing them with the opportunity to learn music. Safe Water Haiti provides simple, strategic and sustainable clean water solutions to the developing world. </p> <div> The first skills workshop this year in Haiti taught the community how to bake cakes using a converted fridge as an oven.<br /> An unexpected positive response was now that they can bake on their own, they don't have to pay someone else to bake for them, helping them save money for other needs.</div> <div>  </div> <div> SWH also works with women in the community because time and time again it is proven that training women is one of the most effective ways to change a community. Over 60% of women in Haiti cannot read. Domestic abuse is common, but the understanding of basic legal rights is not. The economic situation of women in Haiti is poor. </div> <div> In the communities in which they are already working through the school program with kids, they look to further cement their teaching and lay the foundation for community based growth. Approaching women who are leaders in the community to see if they are interested in learning and if they are interested in working with SWH. Then the community selects a few women from their own community who they want to train them. These women come to Cap-Haitien for a few days, and together with women from other communities receive basic training on women&rsquo;s issues, rights and how to train the women in their own community.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; "><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: </span></span><a href="http://www.safewaterhaiti.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.safewaterhaiti.com</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Produced by</span><span style="line-height: 15px; ">: <a href="http://www.safewaterhaiti.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.safewaterhaiti.com</a></span></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2013</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span></span></span></span></font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Region: Haiti</span></span></span></span></font></p> </div> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-12 12:08:17Safe Water Haiti: working with schoolshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1772<p> Safe Water Haiti is committed to providing sustainable safe water programs for the people of Haiti. It integrates solar disinfection (SODIS) training, a simple and affordable method of sanitizing water, with education on proper hygiene and sanitation practices. SWH believes people can achieve great things if they are healthy and given the opportunity. That&rsquo;s why they also support the development of women by empowering them with basic life skills and the enrichment of children or young adults by providing them with the opportunity to learn music. Safe Water Haiti provides simple, strategic and sustainable clean water solutions to the developing world. </p> <p> This is a short explanation of why working with schools to promote clean water through Solar Disinfection (SODIS).</p> <p> SODIS is a simple and well-established method of improving the  quality of drinking water.Contaminated water is collected and placed in clear plastic PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles which are left in direct sunlight on a hard surface for one full sunny or partly cloudy day or two full days if fully cloudy.The sun&rsquo;s UV rays kill the micro-organisms in the water making it safe for human consumption. It is a simple, sustainable and affordable method that when implemented correctly, has been proven to change the lives of thousands of people. The project focuses on water treatment at the point of consumption because this provides the least opportunity for re-infection of the water with pathogens subsequent to other treatment methods (e.g. filters).</p> <p>  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; "><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: </span></span><a href="http://www.safewaterhaiti.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.safewaterhaiti.com</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Produced by</span><span style="line-height: 15px; ">: <a href="http://www.safewaterhaiti.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.safewaterhaiti.com</a></span></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2013</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span></span></span></span></font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Region: Haiti</span></span></span></span></font></p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-11 15:16:56Solar Disinfection (SODIS) by Safe Water Haitihttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1771<p> Safe Water Haiti is committed to providing sustainable safe water programs for the people of Haiti. It integrates solar disinfection (SODIS) training, a simple and affordable method of sanitizing water, with education on proper hygiene and sanitation practices. SWH believes people can achieve great things if they are healthy and given the opportunity. That&rsquo;s why they also support the development of women by empowering them with basic life skills and the enrichment of children or young adults by providing them with the opportunity to learn music. Safe Water Haiti provides simple, strategic and sustainable clean water solutions to the developing world. </p> <p> This video is a short introduction about SODIS by Enoch Firmin, the Haiti Director. </p> <p> SODIS is a simple and well-established method of improving the  quality of drinking water.Contaminated water is collected and placed in clear plastic PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles which are left in direct sunlight on a hard surface for one full sunny or partly cloudy day or two full days if fully cloudy.The sun&rsquo;s UV rays kill the micro-organisms in the water making it safe for human consumption. It is a simple, sustainable and affordable method that when implemented correctly, has been proven to change the lives of thousands of people. The project focuses on water treatment at the point of consumption because this provides the least opportunity for re-infection of the water with pathogens subsequent to other treatment methods (e.g. filters).</p> <p>  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; "><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: </span></span><a href="http://www.safewaterhaiti.com/" target="_blank">www.safewaterhaiti.com</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Produced by</span><span style="line-height: 15px; ">: <a href="http://www.safewaterhaiti.com/" target="_blank">www.safewaterhaiti.com</a></span></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2013</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span></span></span></span></font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Region: Haiti</span></span></span></span></font></p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-11 14:49:04Flood Defenses - Cyrille Fauchardhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1769<p> Floods cause distress and damage wherever they happen and flooding from rivers, estuaries and the sea threatens many millions of people in Europe. Insurance losses from flooding have increased significantly since 1990 and flood management in Europe is changing with a move from flood protection and defence to comprehensive flood risk management.<br /> <br /> FLOOD<em>risk</em> 2012 explored research advances in flood risk analysis and innovations in flood risk management practice. The conference considered all aspects of flood risk and covered the causes of floods, their impacts on people, property and the environment, and portfolios of risk management measures. FLOOD<em>risk</em> 2012 is also supported by the Flood Risk Management Research Consortium.</p> <p> Rapid, non-intrusive geophysical methods for assessing dikes in urban areas - conclusions from the FloodProBE Geophysics Workshop by Cyrille Fauchard</p> <p> STOWA (Dutch acronym for the Foundation for Applied Water Research) was founded in 1971. The foundation coordinates and commissions research on behalf of a large number of local water administrations. The bodies which contribute to the STOWA are the 26 water boards, the provinces and the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management.</p> <p> More info:<a href="http://www.floodrisk2012.net/index.asp" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank"> www.floodrisk2012.net</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.stowa.nl/english/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">STOWA</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English </p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-10 11:55:01Flood Defenses -Live Presentation by Stanley Bochttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1768<p> Floods cause distress and damage wherever they happen and flooding from rivers, estuaries and the sea threatens many millions of people in Europe. Insurance losses from flooding have increased significantly since 1990 and flood management in Europe is changing with a move from flood protection and defence to comprehensive flood risk management.<br /> <br /> FLOOD<em>risk</em> 2012 explored research advances in flood risk analysis and innovations in flood risk management practice. The conference considered all aspects of flood risk and covered the causes of floods, their impacts on people, property and the environment, and portfolios of risk management measures. FLOOD<em>risk</em> 2012 is also supported by the Flood Risk Management Research Consortium.</p> <p> This video is the presentation on the FloodRisk 2012 congres in WTC Rotterdam </p> <p> STOWA (Dutch acronym for the Foundation for Applied Water Research) was founded in 1971. The foundation coordinates and commissions research on behalf of a large number of local water administrations. The bodies which contribute to the STOWA are the 26 water boards, the provinces and the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management.</p> <p> More info:<a href="http://www.floodrisk2012.net/index.asp" target="_blank"> www.floodrisk2012.net</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.stowa.nl/english/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">STOWA</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-10 11:45:41Automatic Control of Anaerobic Treatment with B-SMART Technology.http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1765<p> In this conference the discussion is about the new developments in IT & Water. These developments are very important for the further evolution of the water sector.</p> <div id="watch-description-clip"> <div id="watch-description-text"> <p id="eow-description"> IT applications in the water sector cover a broad field of interest. On one hand, IT applications have the ability to integrate the water sector from a high strategic level with connections to security and energy services. on the other hand IT applications have the ability to improve the performance of a single process, or part of a process, by improving the design or control with detailed models. IT applications should lead to better water quality, lower environmental impact and more efficient management, control, monitoring and maintenance of water systems, infrastructure and water treatment processes. Due to fast communication and new ways of personal interaction with stakeholders and customers, IT applications will not only support the water sector in carrying out its primary tasks but also in its communication with customers and stakeholders.</p> <p> Jorien van Geest, graduated at Delft University of Technology in the field of Biotechnology, works as a process engineer for Biothane since 2007. She worked on the design and engineering of various industrial wastewater treatment plants, supervised full scale start-ups and operation in many countries and did research and development in the field of anaerobic wastewater treatment.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; "><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: <a href="http://www.iwcconferences.com/congressen/it-and-water/it-and-water/" target="_blank">International Water Conferences</a></span></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Produced by</span><span style="line-height: 15px; ">: </span></span><a href="http://www.iwcconferences.com/congressen/it-and-water/it-and-water/" target="_blank">International Water Conferences</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2012</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span></span></span></span></font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Region: The Netherlands</span></span></span></span></font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; ">  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; ">  </p> </div> </div> <ul id="watch-description-extra-info"> </ul>TheWaterChannel2013-04-08 15:33:21Don’t Lose Europe’s Unique Biodiversity Backbonehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1762<p> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-weight: inherit; ">The Danube River Delta is home to a rich and diverse range of species and ecosystems. Its ongoing protection is vital to the health of European biodiversity, particularly at-risk species like the Danube sturgeon and the White-tailed Eagle, the largest Eagle in Europe</span><font class="Apple-style-span"><b>.</b></font></span></span></span></p> <p> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:12px;">The European Commission adopted its Biodiversity Strategy 2020, committing to stop the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystem services in the EU by 2020. The strategy is a crucial pillar to the EU&rsquo;s efforts to preserve and conserve Europe&rsquo;s natural environment and endangered species over the next decade.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: justify; display: inline; "> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; "><span style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; ">Currently, one in four species are threatened with extinction and, despite many recent restrictions and quotas, almost 90 per cent of Europe&rsquo;s fish are depleted through over-exploitation.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: justify; display: inline; ">  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: justify; display: inline; ">  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: justify; display: inline; ">  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: justify; display: inline; "> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; "><span style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; ">The Video News Release highlights some of the extraordinary wildlife found in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve,  the beautiful and highly-protected site in Romania where the Danube flows into the Black Sea. Wildlife such as the white-tailed eagle, a voracious predator filmed toying with a group of gulls. Or the strange and elegant Danube Beluga sturgeon, a creature whose origins date back 200 million years, which now finds itself struggling for survival.<br /> <br /> For 150 years the river has been an important trade channel, first linking Europe&rsquo;s markets with markets in the Ottoman empire and the Middle East. As many European countries emerge from recession today, it is clear that the river still serves important economic interests.<br /> <br /> The film visits some European Union-backed projects in the upper stretch of the Danube that are helping to restore the river&rsquo;s natural banks and natural flow after 19th century navigation works. The film also tackles some key questions about the balance of trade and renewable energies, for example: how do we strike a balance between these seemingly contradictory forces?</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p span="" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; ">  </p> <p span="" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; ">  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; "><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.mostra.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">www.mostra.com</span></a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Produced by</span><span style="line-height: 15px; ">: </span></span><a href="http://www.mostra.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">www.mostra.com</span></a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2011</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span></span></span></span></font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <font class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Region: Europe</span></span></span></span></font></p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-08 11:15:501,5 Liters and Some Morehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1760<p> 1 ½ Litres & Some More... is a candid film. It is an every day occurrence in the life of a platform dweller. The film shows how personal hygiene is maintained with available quantity of water. A boy of six has his bath every day in water that measures a little more than just 1 ½ litres before going to school. It is an open documentation, wherein the viewer can draw his own conclusions. This is the director's / producer's first independent film, by R Samuel.</p> <p>  </p> <p> More info: <a href="mailto:jencysamuel@gmail.com">Jency Samuel</a><br /> Produced by:<a href="http://www.wri.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank"> </a><a href="mailto:jencysamuel@gmail.com">Jency Samuel</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: nonexistent<br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-05 14:09:01What is the Big Idea? Mapping Water Risk with Aqueducthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1759<p> Water issues are among the most pressing facing our planet in the 21st century. Aqueduct, WRI's online water risk mapping tool, creates customizable, high-resolution maps of where and how water risks are emerging worldwide.</p> <p> This tool helps companies, investors, governments, and other users understand where and how water risks and opportunities are emerging worldwide.</p> <p style="font-size: 1.16em; margin-top: 0.95em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.95em; margin-left: 0px; "> <span style="font-size:12px;">World Resources Institute focuses on the intersection of the environment and socio-economic development. We go beyond research to put ideas into action, working globally with governments, business, and civil society to build transformative solutions that protect the earth and improve people&rsquo;s lives.</span></p> <p> More info: <a href="http://wri.org/aqueduct" target="_blank">Aqueduct</a><br /> Produced by:<a href="http://www.wri.org/" target="_blank"> World Resources Institute</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Global</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-05 13:52:13Flood Defenses - Andreas Kortenhaushttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1758<p> Floods cause distress and damage wherever they happen and flooding from rivers, estuaries and the sea threatens many millions of people in Europe. Insurance losses from flooding have increased significantly since 1990 and flood management in Europe is changing with a move from flood protection and defence to comprehensive flood risk management.<br /> <br /> FLOOD<em>risk</em> 2012 explored research advances in flood risk analysis and innovations in flood risk management practice. The conference considered all aspects of flood risk and covered the causes of floods, their impacts on people, property and the environment, and portfolios of risk management measures. FLOOD<em>risk</em> 2012 is also supported by the Flood Risk Management Research Consortium.</p> <p> This one of a plenty presentations  on the FloodRisk 2012 congres in WTC Rotterdam The Netherlands - Flood Defences Sessions: Reliability Analysis and breach modelling of flood defenses in in an integrated risk analysis - results of the XtremRisK project.</p> <p> STOWA (Dutch acronym for the Foundation for Applied Water Research) was founded in 1971. The foundation coordinates and commissions research on behalf of a large number of local water administrations. The bodies which contribute to the STOWA are the 26 water boards, the provinces and the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.floodrisk2012.net/index.asp" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank"> www.floodrisk2012.net</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.stowa.nl/english/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">STOWA</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: The Netherlands</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-04 10:55:01UrbanFlood Information videohttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1757<p> UrbanFlood is a European funded project (which started in December 2009 and has already finished) that investigates the use of sensorswithin flood embankments to support an online early warning system, realtime emergency management and routine asset management. It involves many countries with concepts to support routine asset management, which includes the regular inspection of dikes, will also be considered. Safer dikes are not only stronger but also smarter dikes.</p> <p> This video is the presentation on the FloodRisk 2012 congres in WTC Rotterdam The Netherlands - Flood Defences Sessions. </p> <p> STOWA (Dutch acronym for the Foundation for Applied Water Research) was founded in 1971. The foundation coordinates and commissions research on behalf of a large number of local water administrations. The bodies which contribute to the STOWA are the 26 water boards, the provinces and the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.stowa.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">STOWA</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.stowa.nl/english/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">STOWA</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-04 09:54:31Necedades que Matan: La Contaminación del Agua en El Salvadorhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1756<p> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Access to drinking water supply and sanitation in El Salvador remains low, despite recent increases in coverage, which leads to negative impacts on productivity and health in particular of the rural poor. Water resources are heavily polluted and the great majority of wastewater is discharged without any treatment into the environment.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">While access has improved the remaining lack of access to water and sanitation in rural areas has a demonstrably adverse effect on infant mortality, child mortality and stunting. The infant mortality rate among households without a house connection is 40 per 1,000 births, compared to 30 for households with a connection. Similarly, the infant mortality rate among households without a toilet is 37, compared to 30 for households with toilets.</span></p> <p> La Alianza por el agua (The Alliance for Water) is an initiative that links governments, water suppliers, research companies and social organizations, both in Spain and Central America into a comprehensive union to implement the human right to water and sanitation of the Central American population in the context of the Millennium Development Goals.</p> <div>  </div> <div> More info: <a href="http://www.alianzaporelagua.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">Alianza por el Agua</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.alianzaporelagua.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">Alianza por el Agua</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Spanish<br /> Region: El Salvador</div>TheWaterChannel2013-04-03 14:58:21Agua para la Infancia: Un Derecho Humano en Construcciónhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1755<p> This video released by "Alianza por el agua" collects the alarming situation of children from developing countries in relation to water resources.</p> <p> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">The third cause of infant mortality is related to poor water quality. Actually, United Nations assume that 1.8 million people die every year from diarrhoeal diseases (including cholera, malaria, dengue fever and other infections)</span></span>; 90% are children under 5, mostly in developing countries. This fact it is mostly attributed to unsafe water supply, inadequate sanitation and hygiene.</p> <div> It is imperative to recognize the critical link between clean water and adequate sanitation in the protection of child health. Threats to health, food, environment, community, and economic security are highly relevant to the issue. Its important to emphasise that the access to water and sanitation are basic human rights.</div> <div>  </div> <div> La Alianza por el agua (The Alliance for Water) is an initiative that links governments, water suppliers, research companies and social organizations, both in Spain and Central America into a comprehensive union to implement the human right to water and sanitation of the Central American population in the context of the Millennium Development Goals.</div> <div>  </div> <div> More info: <a href="http://www.alianzaporelagua.org/" target="_blank">Alianza por el Agua</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.alianzaporelagua.org/" target="_blank">Alianza por el Agua</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: Spanish<br /> Region: Global</div>TheWaterChannel2013-04-03 14:01:53Nitrates and Green Algae in The European Seashttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1754<p> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">For millions of Europeans, the beach is the ultimate holiday destination. That is, except when it is covered with a layer of rotting green slime, giving off lethal fumes that have killed domestic animals and caused serious poisoning in humans. So-called &lsquo;green tides&rsquo; of algae, which disfigure some of Europe&rsquo;s most beautiful beaches, are a clear indicator of nitrate pollution. This problem is often particularly severe during the summer months.</span></span></span></p> <p> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">In reasonable quantities, nitrates are a vital natural fertiliser for plants. They are also a key component of industrial fertilisers and animal manure. But if nitrate levels become too high, for example in regions where intensive farming methods are used, the soil can no longer absorb them.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">The film illustrates the underlying causes of nitrate pollution and the strategies that have been put in place to tackle the problem, whose origins lie in the agricultural sector. Many actions have been implemented in large part thanks to the EU&rsquo;s Nitrates Directive that aims to protect water quality across Europe. The directive aims to encourage activities directed at preventing nitrates from agricultural sources polluting ground and surface waters and to promote the use of good farming practices.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><font class="Apple-style-span">When this happens, the excess nitrates end up in water courses and eventually the sea where they over-fertilise naturally occurring algae and create green tides. They can also cause other less-visible problems, for instance creating more difficult conditions for the survival of fish and aquatic insects.</font></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; ">  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">The video looks at three regions affected by nitrate pollution from intensive farming:</span></span></span></p> <p align="" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">· Brittany, in western France, which is regularly blighted by green tides - with potentially life-threatening consequences for holidaymakers and locals alike.</span></span></span></p> <p align="" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">· The Odense Fjord in Denmark, where efforts by the authorities and local farmers have helped reduce nitrate pollution and improve water quality.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">· The city of Juneda in Catalonia, Spain, where local farmers have grouped together to help finance a plant that processes pig manure to produce a dry fertiliser that can be exported outside of the region.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; ">  </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.mostra.com/" target="_blank">Mostra</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.mostra.com/" target="_blank">Mostra</a><br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Europe</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-03 10:32:03Toxic Towns in the Shadows of Pollutionhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1753<p> Greenpeace International investigations have revealed dumping of industrial waste water from a few Industrial zones located in China&rsquo;s most important textile manufacturing base. The organization has been always worried about China&rsquo;s greatest success&mdash;it phenomenal economic growth&mdash;, wich is the main forces behind its environmental problems.</p> <p> This documentary released on World Water Day 2013 shows the extreme water and land pollution caused by the wastewater of the textile industry in Hangzhou, China. It includes soundbites of a dye factory worker and interviews with local activists Dongying Wei and Guantong Shao who have been investigating environmental pollution for over a decade. They have reported their findings to the government officials and more than one thousand villagers have signed up to show their support. Despite their efforts, nothing has changed and wastewater discharges from various industries continue to pollute their land and rivers. </p> <div>  </div> <div> More info: <a href="http://greenpeace.org/detox" target="_blank">greenpeace.org/detox </a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://greenpeace.org/detox" target="_blank">Greenpeace</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Chinese (Mandarin), English subtitles<br /> Region: China</div>TheWaterChannel2013-04-02 16:26:32Practice and Reality of Highwater Eventshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1751<p> Short documentary about inspection of dykes and levees under highwater threats in the Netherlands. The film highlights practising the reporting procedure of damages to watersafety structures at the rivierenland waterboard. It concludes with some real footage of a high water event that occured in January 2012 in groningen the Netherlands, where highwater inspections quickly became a reality.</p> <p> STOWA (Dutch acronym for the Foundation for Applied Water Research) was founded in 1971. The foundation coordinates and commissions research on behalf of a large number of local water administrations. The bodies which contribute to the STOWA are the 26 water boards, the provinces and the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.stowa.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">STOWA</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.stowa.nl/english/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">STOWA</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Dutch, English <br /> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-02 12:30:21Levees and Drought - Inspection in The Netherlandshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1750<p> Short documentary about  the inspection of levees and peat-dikes in The Netherlands - recorded in the spring of 2011 during the abnormally dry spring conditions. Filmed at three different locations and three different water authorities fighting the effects of dry weather on so called boezem-systems: these are waterways above the surrounding land enclosed by boezem-dikes. These systems are especially vulnerable to drought which can lead to flooding of an area if a dike fails.</p> <p> STOWA (Dutch acronym for the Foundation for Applied Water Research) was founded in 1971. The foundation coordinates and commissions research on behalf of a large number of local water administrations. The bodies which contribute to the STOWA are the 26 water boards, the provinces and the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.stowa.nl/" target="_blank">STOWA</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.stowa.nl/english/" target="_blank">STOWA</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Dutch, English <br /> Region: The Netherlands</p>TheWaterChannel2013-04-02 12:17:38Big Questions in Agriculture Need Bigger Experimentshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1748<p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727293014526367px; line-height: 16.988662719726563px;">Imagine a study comparing the productivity of entire farms in a grassland ecosystem, recording the chemical constituents of water running from each field, detailing every input that goes onto the ground before finally measuring animal production. Now multiply that complexity by three contrasting farming systems and you're close to the scale and ambition of the North Wyke Farm Platform (NWFP). </span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727293014526367px; line-height: 16.988662719726563px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727293014526367px; line-height: 16.988662719726563px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727293014526367px; line-height: 16.988662719726563px;">Set in the Devon countryside at North Wyke, a part of the Rothamsted Research institute that receives strategic funding from BBSRC, the farm platform is one of the largest experiments underway in the UK and a unique project designed to compare different approaches to sheep and beef farming on forage yield, water and air and soil quality.<br /> More Info: </span><span style="font-size: 12px;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_FLZgT-Fxs" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_FLZgT-Fxs</a></span><br /> Produced by: <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 14.985819816589355px; font-size: 12px;">BBSRC<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Region: </span></p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-03-25 16:37:39On the virtues of Plastic Mulchhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1746<p>  </p> <p> In rural China, entire landscapes have already been transformed by ultra-thin poly-ethylene plastic foils. The total area under plastic mulch in China is enormous. One estimate  puts it at 7 million hectares. , but this may well be a conservative number. Even then, the plastic mulch coverage in China is five to ten times more than the entire area under drip irrigation in the world. It is twice the total irrigated area of Mexico.</p> <p> There are many reasons why more than 80 million Chinese farmers make use of plastic mulch. Not least among its range of uses is the water saving, and the ability to grow crops in dry areas where it would be otherwise impossible. </p> <p> Another important benefit is that plastic mulch increases soil temperature. Especially in cold areas, this may pre-pone the growing season by three to four weeks.  Plastic mulch also suppresses weeds. Here colour matters: white or black plastic blocks out sunlight and avoids the scourge of weeds, whereas agricultural crops are transplanted through opening in the foils. Black varieties help to heat up the soil more effectively.</p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">The main issue now is the risk of pollution. After being used for a year the torn and damaged poly-ethylene has to be removed. If not, it will screw up the soil and nothing will easily germinate.</span></p> <p> Biodegradeable mulch has been around for some time, but often the price is still higher than the &lsquo;pure plastic&rsquo; varieties. If truly bio-degradable, the mulch may on disintegration even add to the soil &ndash; nutrients and water.  If this happens there is nothing that can or should stop the plastic revolution.</p> <p> More info: Blog: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/thewaterplaza/the-water-blog/150-the-coming-plastic-revolution" target="_blank">The Coming Plastic Revolution </a><br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: Chinese with English subtitles<br /> Region: China, Asia</p>TheWaterChannel2013-03-20 18:48:03How does Chris Packam's garden grow?http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1745<p> For Biology Week 2012, Chris Packham is helping scientists to unlock the secrets of soil by unravelling its genetic fingerprint. His garden soil has had its 'DNA' sequenced in a race against the clock, to highlight both the rapid advances in DNA sequencing technology and its expanding range of uses in biological science.<br /> <br /> The data unearthed which microorganisms are in the soil and what they do. This cutting edge soil analysis, known as 'metagenomics', is still in its infancy but could offer great benefits for agriculture, helping us to understand how soil works, how climate and farming can affect soil systems, and how to ensure productivity and sustainability.<br /> More Info: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/bbsrcmedia?feature=watch" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/user/bbsrcmedia?feature=watch</a><br /> Produced by: BBSRC <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: </p>TheWaterChannel2013-03-18 14:05:34Fahad Al-Attiya: A country with no waterhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1744<p> Imagine a country with abundant power -- oil and gas, sunshine, wind (and money) -- but missing one key essential for life: water. Infrastructure engineer Fahad Al-Attiya talks about the unexpected ways that the small Middle Eastern nation of Qatar creates its water supply.</p> <p> Fahad Al-Attiya's job is to maintain food security in Qatar, a country that has no water and imports 90 percent of its food. His home, Qatar, has found itself a newly oil-rich country with an economy growing at an average rate of 15 percent a year, with a rapidly expanding population. That burst in population has been accompanied by a huge surge in water consumption. So what's so strange about that? -- Qatar has virtually no water. In comparison to Brazil's annual 1782 mm of rain, Qatar's annual rainfall is 74 mm.</p> <p> TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; "><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">More info:</span></span><a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/fahad_al_attiya_a_country_with_…" target="_blank"> </a><a href="http://www.ted.com/speakers" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">http://www.ted.com/speakers</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Produced by</span><span style="line-height: 15px; ">: </span></span><a href="http://www.ted.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">TED</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2013</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><span style="font-size: 12px; "><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Region: Qatar</span></span></span></span></p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-03-18 10:52:27A New Vision for Europe's Seashttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1740<p> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Europe&rsquo;s fish stocks are in danger: 3 out of 4 stocks are overfished, specifically 82% of Mediterranean stocks and 63% of Atlantic ones. As a direct consequence of this overfishing, there are fewer and fewer fish in the sea and many European fishing fleets are not profitable.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">To cover this topic, this video illustrates the role of consumers and businesses in helping to return fish stocks to health. <br /> <br /> -    In Belgium, the chef at fish restaurant &ldquo;La Marée&rdquo; chooses her ingredients. She always offers her customers fish from sustainable stocks.<br /> <br /> -    In Spain, the SME Lonxanet Directo specialising in fresh fish, sources from a community of fishermen in Galicia with a long history of small-scale fishing.</span></span></span><br /> <br /> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">-    In France, supermarket chain Carrefour provides its customers certified sustainable frozen fish from the best suppliers as part of its growing sustainable frozen fish line.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; ">  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">"European consumers can encourage good fishing practices"</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; ">  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; ">  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 15px; "><span style="color:#000000;">More info: </span><a href="http://www.mostra.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">www.mostra.com</span></a></span><br /> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Produced by</span><span style="line-height: 15px; ">: </span></span><a href="http://www.mostra.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">www.mostra.com</span></a><br /> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2011</span><br /> <span style="line-height: 15px; ">Language: English, english subtitles</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); text-align: left; "> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 15px; ">Region: Europe</span></span></span></span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-03-14 11:39:26War Report: Fighting Armywormshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1739<p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 16.988636016845703px;">In December 2012 a serious outbreak of armyworms began rampaging across Zambia, infecting almost 100,000 hectares of agricultural land. As of Jan 2013, the insects had spread to five other countries. </span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 16.988636016845703px;" /> <br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 16.988636016845703px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 16.988636016845703px;">In this video diary, Professor Kenneth Wilson of Lancaster University reports on his trip to Zambia to meet the country's Vice President Dr Guy Scott. Wilson advised him on new research funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) that uses a natural virus that can be produced locally, so the use of expensive imported chemical pesticides could be reduced or eliminated entirely.</span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Watch Related Video: </span><a href="http://Hunting the African Armyworm" target="_blank">Hunting the African Armyworm</a></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 16.988636016845703px;">More Info: </span><a href="http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/food-security/2013/130128-f-fighting-armyworms.aspx" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 16.988636016845703px;" target="_blank">War Report: Fighting Armyworms</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 16.988636016845703px;"> and </span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/bbsrcmedia?feature=watch" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 16.988636016845703px;" target="_blank">BBSRC YouTube Channel</a></p> <p> Produced by: BBSRC<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Regions: Zambia </p>TheWaterChannel2013-03-13 14:07:42Natabar Sarangihttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1738<p> Natabar continues to find, save and share his indigenous rice seed with local farmers. To date he has managed to re-introduce over 350 varieties.</p> <p> But it's not just about the indigenous rice seed of India or about the survival of a sustainable agriculture system with the knowledge of over ten thousand years. It's about a global phenomenon taking place where a non-sustainable system systematically destroys a sustainable one, where short term profit has the power to overwhelm common sense and the consciousness of many millions, where progress is not progress but the wanton destruction of an eco-system and environment we will never be able to replace.</p> <p> Natabar Sarangi is just one of a growing number of farmers throughout the world who realise that if we do not begin to repair the damage taking place to our agricultural systems and our environment, we will lose not just our cultural identity but our fundamental right to a truly sustainable system of food security.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">More info: </span><a href="http://devinder-sharma.blogspot.nl/" target="_blank">http://devinder-sharma.blogspot.nl/</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Year: 2010</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Language: English</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-03-12 11:14:50IDRC Early Warning Systemshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1736<p> Hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved from the 2004 Asian Tsunami, if adequate early warning systems were in place. Additionally, fishermen lost their livelihoods, with over two-thirds of all fishing boats destroyed.</p> <p> This video records experiences of some victims from coastal communities in Sri Lanka who were taken by surprise; and how an IDRC project that aims to build early warning mechanisms has helped improve their preparedness. </p> <p> One of a series of thirteen films profiling some of the micro projects linked to a project entitled "Capacity Challenges in Post-crisis and Transitional Situation."</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">More info: </span><a href="http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.idrc.ca/</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Year: 2010</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Language: Various (English subtitles)</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-03-12 10:41:27Farming in Despair. Water for Agriculture in the Gaza Striphttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1735<p> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12px;">This video shows the difficulties farmers in the Gaza Strip endure as a result of Israel's occupation with a focus on water and livelihoods. </span></span></p> <p> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span lang="EN-US"><span><span lang="EN-US"><span lang="EN-US">The Emergency Water and Sanitation-Hygiene Group (EWASH) is a coordination body founded in 2002 after the emergency situation following the Israeli incursion to the West Bank and Gaza Strip, which aims to coordinate the work in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector to avoid duplication and help ensure optimum results.</span></span></span></span><br /> <br /> Established in 2002, EWASH brings together 30 leading aid agencies working in the water and sanitation sector in the oPt, including local and international NGOs as well as UN agencies.</span></span></p> <p>  </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.ewash.org/en/" target="_blank">www.ewash.org</a><br /> Produced by:<a href="http://www.ewash.org/en/" target="_blank"> EWASH</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English, english subtitles, arabic <br /> Region: Gaza</p>TheWaterChannel2013-03-08 16:13:55Scarcity of water in Yemen: An urgent call for action : Kaled Alamarie at TEDxSanaa 2012http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1734<p> TEDxSanaa is the first TEDx event in Yemen. It aims at exposing the talent, creativity, and ingenuity of Yemenis. The event will bring the brightest, most creative, most influential Yemenis together to inspire and remind the world of the potential that Yemen has to be a good world citizen. It comes in a very critical time when Yemen, which is one of the Arab Spring countries, entered a transitional phase towards becoming a democratic, modern state. The Slogan of TEDxSanaa 2012 is &ldquo;inspiring hope&rdquo; and it would take place on Dec, 31st 2012.</p> <p> The protagonist of this talk is Dr. Kaled Alamarie Environmental Protection Scientist: "Water wars are real wars that are raging internationally in public and in secret". Sana'a is a city threatened by drought and depletion of its water resources as indicated in several alarming studies. Khalid has a substantial experience in the field of water and the problems and solutions. His talk will enlighten us about possible ways out of this dilemma for the best interest of the present and future generations.</p> <p> In thespirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.tedxsanaa.com/pages/" target="_blank">www.tedxsanaa.com</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.ted.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">TED</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English subtitles, arabic <br /> Region: Yemen</p>TheWaterChannel2013-03-06 10:17:25Fish,Plants and renewable energy : Emad Alsakkaf at TEDxSanaa 2012http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1733<p> TEDxSanaa is the first TEDx event in Yemen. It aims at exposing the talent, creativity, and ingenuity of Yemenis. The event will bring the brightest, most creative, most influential Yemenis together to inspire and remind the world of the potential that Yemen has to be a good world citizen. It comes in a very critical time when Yemen, which is one of the Arab Spring countries, entered a transitional phase towards becoming a democratic, modern state. The Slogan of TEDxSanaa 2012 is &ldquo;inspiring hope&rdquo; and it would take place on Dec, 31st 2012.</p> <p> In this video, Emad AlSaqqaf explains the bases of Yemen lifestyle: "Because a large segment of people in our country work in agriculture, making Yemen globally famous for its crops, Emad thinks that using a water-saving technique in agriculture will make fora perfect solution to the shortage in water resources. He dreams of starting his own project in this respect and to put several other ideas related to better utilization of the natural resources in action.</p> <p> In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.tedxsanaa.com/pages/" target="_blank">www.tedxsanaa.com</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.ted.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">TED</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English subtitles, arabic <br /> Region: Yemen</p>TheWaterChannel2013-03-06 09:59:20Género e incidencia política en el sector del aguahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1732<p> GWA is a global network dedicated to mainstream gender in water resoures management. It is registered as an Association under Dutch law and has almost 2100 members in over 120 countries worldwide. More than eighty percent of the membership comes from a diversity of countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Actually this video introduces the GWA training on gender and political influence that in November 2011, took place in Quito, Ecuador.</p> <p> The mission of GWA is to promote women&rsquo;s and men&rsquo;s equitable access to and management of safe and adequate water, for domestic supply, sanitation, food security and environmental sustainability. GWA believes that equitable access to and control over water is a basic right for all, as well as a critical factor in promoting poverty eradication and sustainability.</p> <p> The Gender and Water Alliance (GWA) was established at the Second World Water Forum (WWF) in March 2000. The mission of GWA is to promote women's and men's equitable access to and management of safe and adequate water, for domestic supply, sanitation, food security and environmental sustainability. The provision of sustainable water and sanitation services that incorporate an integrated water resources management approach requires a special emphasis and focus on gender, social justice and human rights. GWA believes that equitable access to and control over water is a basic right for all, as well as a critical factor in promoting poverty eradication and sustainability.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.es.genderandwater.org/page/903.html" target="_blank">GWA</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.es.genderandwater.org/page/903.html" target="_blank">GWA</a><br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: Spanish<br /> Region: Ecuador</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-03-05 14:58:47Allan Savory: How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate changehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1731<p> Allan Savory works to promote holistic management in the grasslands of the world: &ldquo;Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,&rdquo; begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it's happening to about two-thirds of the world&rsquo;s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes -- and his work so far shows -- that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.</p> <p> TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.savoryinstitute.com/" style="color: blue; outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: underline; " target="_blank">http://www.savoryinstitute.com/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.ted.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">TED</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English <br /> Region: Global</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-03-05 14:32:46Water Cooperationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1730<div style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; "> <p class="bodytext" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; "> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.</span></p> </div> <div style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; "> <p class="bodytext" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; "> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.</span></p> </div> <p> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. In 2013, in reflection of the  International Year of Water Cooperation, World Water Day is also dedicated to the theme of cooperation around water.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">This video is to raise awareness on the challenges facing water availability vs the increase in demand for water access, keeping in mind water conservation strategies as a solution.</span></p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.unwater.org/water-cooperation-2013/home/en/" target="_blank">World Water day</a><br /> Produced by: Areej Al thumairi<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English & arabic subtitles<br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-03-05 12:17:24Educational video for LIFESAVER systemshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1729<p> This educational video project came about as a means to help communicate with children on the major issue of water poverty and LIFESAVER systems&rsquo; remarkable solution to the problem. The project developed with the support of LIFESAVER systems with the intention of being used within schools to teach children in a simple and engaging way about the issue, and inspire them to get involved with the solution.</p> <p> Inspiration: This project was inspired by LIFESAVER systems&rsquo; portable nano filtration technology which can take dirty water, and with just a few pumps turn it to sterile drinking water. LIFESAVER bottles and jerry cans are already impacting the lives of so many in the developing world. Safe drinking water is essential for life, and with 1 in 8 of the world&rsquo;s population having no access to it, contracting viruses and diseases from contaminated water and suffering illness often leading to death, the work of LIFESAVER is vital. With this in mind, the key task was to encourage schools to get involved with their work, realising this could best be accomplished by creating a piece with visual impact which would stay in the minds of children and motivate them to influence change.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.lifesaversystems.com/" target="_blank">http://www.lifesaversystems.com/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.lifesaversystems.com/" target="_blank">LifeSaver</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</p>TheWaterChannel2013-03-04 18:19:13Working with Waterhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1728<p> Full Title: Working the Water: A Brief Human History of the South Platte River and its Aquifer </p> <p> The South Platte River Basin covers thousands of square miles that include the Northern Front Range, the high mountains, and the eastern plains of Northeastern Colorado.</p> <p> A very good source for learning about the physical aspects of the South Platte alluvium is the <a href="http://geosurvey.state.co.us/water/GroundwaterAtlas/Pages/GroundwaterAtlasofColorado.aspx" target="_blank">Groundwater Atlas of Colorado</a> by the Colorado Geological Survey.</p> <p> A good source of information about <a href="http://water.state.co.us/groundwater/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">ground water administration</a> in Colorado is the Colorado Division of Water Resources.</p> <p> As the birthplace of several major rivers, Colorado has a long history of water legislation, regulation and collaboration to address the appointment of our water supplies. Here is A <a href="http://www.cwi.colostate.edu/southplatte/files/Reagan's%20SP%20timeline%20(brief%20history)%20revised%202-5-13.pdf" target="_blank">Brief Timeline of Groundwater Management in the South Platte Basin</a>.</p> <p> More info:<a href="http://www.cwi.colostate.edu/southplatte/files/Reagan's%20SP%20timeline%20(brief%20history)%20revised%202-5-13.pdf" target="_blank">(</a>See links in the description above)<br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.cwi.colostate.edu/">Colorado Water Institute</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Colorado, United States</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-03-04 17:30:43WaterTheaterhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1727<p> More info:<a href="http://www.vidare-group.com" target="_blank">www.vidare-group.com </a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.vidare-group.com" target="_blank">Vidare Group</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Mombasa, Kenya, Africa</p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-27 16:13:12Promised Land TRAILER (2012) - Matt Damon Movie HDhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1725<p> The controversial use of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," that is behind the USA´s natural gas boom has come under scrutiny in the new Hollywood drama "Promised Land" with Matt Damon . This film met stiff resistance in New York state, where a four-year moratorium against the process could soon expire and the <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/displayresults/0?pattern=gndt&rpp=0&sort=0&ep=&ex=" target="_blank">debate</a> has just started in NY.</p> <p> Matt Damon star in this movie as Steve Butler, a  salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.  </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://focusfeatures.com/promised_land" target="_blank">Promised Land movie</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-27 11:04:59A Debate About The Gas Natural Drilling Technique in USA_1http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1724<p> Fracking refers to the procedure of creating fractures in rocks and rock formations by injecting fluid into cracks to force them further open. The larger fissures allow more oil and gas to flow out of the formation and into the wellbore, from where it can be extracted.The controversial use of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," that is behind the USA´s natural gas boom has come under scrutiny in the new Hollywood drama "Promised Land" with Matt Damon . This film met stiff resistance in New York state, where a four-year moratorium against the process could soon expire.</p> <p> Supporters say fracking is essential to U.S. energy independence, a way to revitalize depressed rural areas with new mining jobs and gas projects. But opponents warn that hundreds of millions of gallons of chemically treated water used in the process will pollute drinking water supplies and agricultural fields. New research by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Colorado say methane -- a potent greenhouse gas -- may be escaping from gas sites at much higher rates than previously thought. </p> <p> Anyway, fracking has resulted in many oil and gas wells attaining a state of economic viability, due to the level of extraction that can be reached. Actually, petroleum engineers have used fracking as a means of increasing well production since the late 1940s. Fractures can also exist naturally in formations, and both natural and man-made fractures can be widened by fracking. As a result, more oil and gas can be extracted from a given area of land.</p> <p> <br /> To dive into this firestorm of debate, Democracy Now host a debate with two supporters of fracking, and two opponents. We are joined by Kate Hudson,Watershed Program Director at Riverkeeper: New York's Clean Water Advocate; Phelim McAleer, a filmmaker who produced a pro-fracking documentary called "FrackNation"; Daniel Simmons, Director of State of Regulatory Affairs at the Institute for Energy Research; and Mayor Matt Ryan of Binghamton, New York, who is a former professor of environmental law and outspoken opponent of fracking.</p> <p> To watch the second part of the debate click <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1723/fracking/a-debate-the-gas-natural-drilling-technique-in-usa1" target="_blank">here</a><a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1723/fracking/a-debate-the-gas-natural-drilling-technique-in-usa2" target="_blank">.</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1725/fracking/promised-land-trailer-2012-matt-damon-movie-hd" target="_blank">"Promised Land" Trailer</a></p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.democracynow.org/" style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline; outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; " target="_blank">www.democracynow.org</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.democracynow.org/" style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline; outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; " target="_blank">Democracy Now</a>!<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-27 10:30:23A Debate About The Gas Natural Drilling Technique in USA_2http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1723<p> Fracking refers to the procedure of creating fractures in rocks and rock formations by injecting fluid into cracks to force them further open. The larger fissures allow more oil and gas to flow out of the formation and into the wellbore, from where it can be extracted.The controversial use of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," that is behind the USA´s natural gas boom has come under scrutiny in the new Hollywood drama "Promised Land" with Matt Damon. This film met stiff resistance in New York state, where a four-year moratorium against the process could soon expire.</p> <p> Supporters say fracking is essential to U.S. energy independence, a way to revitalize depressed rural areas with new mining jobs and gas projects. But opponents warn that hundreds of millions of gallons of chemically treated water used in the process will pollute drinking water supplies and agricultural fields. New research by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Colorado say methane -- a potent greenhouse gas -- may be escaping from gas sites at much higher rates than previously thought. </p> <p> Anyway, fracking has resulted in many oil and gas wells attaining a state of economic viability, due to the level of extraction that can be reached. Actually, petroleum engineers have used fracking as a means of increasing well production since the late 1940s. Fractures can also exist naturally in formations, and both natural and man-made fractures can be widened by fracking. As a result, more oil and gas can be extracted from a given area of land.</p> <p> <br /> To dive into this firestorm of debate, Democracy Now host a debate with two supporters of fracking, and two opponents. We are joined by Kate Hudson,Watershed Program Director at Riverkeeper: New York's Clean Water Advocate; Phelim McAleer, a filmmaker who produced a pro-fracking documentary called "FrackNation"; Daniel Simmons, Director of State of Regulatory Affairs at the Institute for Energy Research; and Mayor Matt Ryan of Binghamton, New York, who is a former professor of environmental law and outspoken opponent of fracking.<br />  </p> <p> To watch the first part of the debate click <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1723/fracking/a-debate-the-gas-natural-drilling-technique-in-usa1" target="_blank">here</a><a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1724/fracking/a-debate-the-gas-natural-drilling-technique-in-usa1" target="_blank">.</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1725/fracking/promised-land-trailer-2012-matt-damon-movie-hd" target="_blank">"Promised Land" Trailer</a></p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.democracynow.org/" style="color: blue; outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: underline; " target="_blank">www.democracynow.org</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.democracynow.org/" style="color: blue; outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: underline; " target="_blank">Democracy Now</a>!<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-27 10:13:09Ensuring safe water for Europehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1721<p> Urban sprawl, population growth, and climate change are all well-known threats to our water. But how many people know about the effect of pharmaceutical products on water quality? How is their disposal being regulated, how big a threat to wildlife does it pose, and what can be done to clean up affected areas? Scarcity is another problem: can wastewater be transformed into clean water to help Europe&rsquo;s most arid regions tackle shortages? And should irrigation practices change? </p> <p> This video try to analyze how does" the blue gold" affects in our life and introduces some of the european measures against the threats that is suffering.</p> <p>  </p> <div> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: <a href="http://www.mostra.com/" target="_blank">www.mostra.com</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.mostra.com/" target="_blank">www.mostra.com</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2013</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: English, english subtitles</span></p> </div> <div>  </div> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-25 09:53:48BlueTech Forum 2012 - Re-Inventing Sanitation for the Bottom of the Pyramid Market, Carl Hensmanhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1720<p> Inventors and tech innovators stand up and take notice. The challenge of our decade: invent a better solution to sanitation. The world needs a new toilet to replace the flushing porcelain pot, a relic of the 1700s. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation believes that modern science and technology can deliver a re-engineered solution for sanitation and are investing in $41.5 million worth of grants to make it happen. The current slate of submissions being evaluated include microwave powered plasma gasification and solar powered toilets that produce energy and turn faeces into fuel. Hear Carl Hensman, Program Office of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation describe the foundation's sanitation-focused approach to grant-making and its recent "Reinvent the Toilet' call to action at the 2012 BlueTech Forum on May 30.</p> <p> On 2013 The Blue Tech Forum will take place on the 14th of May in Amsterdam.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.bluetechforum.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">http://www.bluetechforum.com/</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.bluetechforum.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">Blue Tech Forum </a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-22 15:01:47Pompe à eau pour puits et forage VERGNET HYDROhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1719<p> VERGNET HYDRO vous invite au Burkina à un voyage à la quête de l'eau dans les villages des pays en voie de développement. Près de 50 millions de personnes dans le monde et en Afrique s'approvisionnent en eau potable avec les pompes à motricité humaine que fabriquent VERGNET HYDRO. Robuste, inoxydable, l'hydropompe VERGNET (pompe à main, pompe à pédale) s'installe facilement sur un forage ou un puits. Conçue dans une démarche de développement durable, leur maintenance est simple et peu couteuse. Dans les centres ruraux, les sources alternatives auxquelles s'approvisionnent les populations sont les bornes fontaines des réseaux d'adduction d'eau. Dans un souci de continuité du service public de distribution de l'eau, VERGNET HYDRO conçoit, construit et exploitent via ses filiales des réseaux d'eau à l'échelle des villages.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1718/drinking-water-supply/vergnet-handpump-for-water-supply" target="_blank">Anglais version</a></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: <a href="http://www.vergnet-hydro.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">Vergnet Hydro</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: Vergnet Hydro</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2013</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: French, French subtitles</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-22 10:42:25Vergnet Handpump For Water Supplyhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1718<p> Vergnet Hydro is a French company based on the supply of drinking water to isolated rural areas working in more than 35 countries. Nearly 50 million people around the world are fetching water using these pumps.</p> <p> The Hydropump Vergnet  is ten times lighter than conventional ones. It can be easily assembled and dismantled by hand, between two people, in a few minutes. All parts are manufactured using rust-proof materials designed to fulfill a sustainable development approach, which means that it offers the lowest maintenance costs on the market. </p> <p> In rural townships, alternative sources of supply for the population are the standpipes of water piped scheme. In order to ensure the continuity of public water service distribution, Vergnet Hydro, with the support of its subsidiaries in Africa, designs, builds and operates small water networks at village level. Safe water.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewvideo/1719/drinking-water-supply/pompe-a-eau-pour-puits-et-forage-vergnet-hydro" target="_blank">French version</a></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: <a href="http://www.vergnet-hydro.com/" target="_blank">Vergnet Hydro</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: Vergnet Hydro</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2013</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: English, english subtitles </span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-21 16:42:49Rice Straw Compostinghttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1717<p> This video presents  a method of composting rice straw in 45 days at ICRISAT campus. The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. It also shares ideas on improving presentation, if the product has to be sold. ?The method is mainly  targeted to farmers who wish to prepare compost for their own use or as a business enterprise. When it was demonstrated to farmers in Haryana and Punjab they realice that it is a laborious work, but around 4 % improved yield in a year. The value of the compost was tested at PAU campus in field experiments.  It is important to note that good effect of any compost can last for at least 2-years.??</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: <a href="http://oar.icrisat.org/5538/" target="_blank">ICRISAT</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: <a href="http://www.icrisat.org/" target="_blank">ICRISAT</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2013</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: English </span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-21 10:26:44Six :30 TV and Web Spots for Delta Tunnels Boondoggle.comhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1716<p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">There is a small but powerful group in California intent on building massive twin tunnels to move the Sacramento River to enhance their profits. Proponents say it will provide a "reliable water supply" but it's a fantasy pipe-dream cooked up by big, industrial agriculture, land development companies, and energy companies to get what they want at the expense of Southern California taxpayers. If it's allowed to be built, they all get richer, Southland ratepayers get fleeced and get very little or no water, and the fragile Sacramento-Delta estuary including San Francisco Bay could be destroyed. The Southern California Water Alliance (SCWA) and a growing number of groups including water agencies are on record saying this is not a good idea. The Delta Tunnels project promoters propaganda machine continues to spew misinformation about the project in order to get what they want. The voters in California soundly rejected their call for a peripheral canal in 1981 so they have come back with a plan that does not need voter approval. SCWA invites you to see the scientific and economic reports, news stories, and community opposition that tunnels supporters would rather you not see. Visit, www.deltatunnelsboondoggle.com and learn why we say it's a fantasy cure-all pipedream that will cost taxpayers billions and benefit only a handful of speculators and industrial agri-businesses (on the West side of the San Joaquin Valley). Downloading, sharing, and embedding is encouraged!</span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">More info: </span><a href="http://www.deltatunnelsboondoggle.com" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: initial; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" target="_blank">www.deltatunnelsboondoggle.com</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Produced by: </span><a href="http://salmonwaternow.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: initial; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" target="_blank">Salmon Water Now</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Language: English</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Year: 2013</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-20 20:43:40A Human Rags to Enviromental Riches Storyhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1715<p> Rahul Banerjee in association with the indian NGO Dhas Gramin Vikas Kendra, have designed a decentralised water conservation system implemented in an urban setting, exactly in his office. This mechanism  treats and recycles waste and storm water and solid wastes to keep the temperature of the building low even in summer through natural ventilation.</p> <p> The mission of the organization is to organise the Bhil tribal people both locally and through networking at the provincial, national and international level to get access to and control over natural resources and also cooperate to conserve these resources, improve the quality of their agriculture and enhance their livelihood opportunities.  <br />  </p> <p> More info:<a href="http://dhasgraminvikaskendra.com/" target="_blank"> Dhas Gramin Vikas Kendra</a><br /> Produced by: Rahul Banerjee<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-20 14:14:47BlueTech Forum 2011 - Hot Tech Area - Produced Water and Decentralized Treatment and Reusehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1714<p>  </p> <p> In 2012, The BlueTech Showcase is devoted to giving innovative water technology companies a platform from which they can &lsquo;pitch&rsquo; their technology and business plan. Some of these companies are presenting to raise funds. Many are presenting to create awareness among potential strategic partners, identify additional channels to market, and raise their company profile in the marketplace. The Blue Tech Forum will take place in the 14th of May 2013 in Amsterdam with the same aim.</p> <p> Moderator: Eimear Ruane, O2 Environmental Panelists: Vivian Drake, COO, Drake Water Ned Godshall, CEO, Altela Gerhard Forstner, CEO, M2 Renewables David Soane Ph.D, Founder & CEO, Soane Energy.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.bluetechforum.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">http://www.bluetechforum.com/</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.bluetechforum.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">Blue Tech Forum </a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-20 11:36:40Professionalizing Manual Well Drilling_Mappinghttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1713<p>  </p> <p> UNICEF, Practica and Enterprise Works/VITA have developed a toolkit for African countries wishing to embark on the professionalisation of manual drilling. This toolkit includes a serial of training videos among other things.The goal is to develop a professional private manual drilling sector in at least 20 countries in Africa.</p> <p> Fabio Fussi from Unicef gives a presentation on mapping shallow groundwater for manual drilling in this video.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.practica.org/products/drilling-wells/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">Practica foundation</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.unicef.org/wash/index_49090.html" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">Unicef</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-20 10:50:31Help a child reach 5http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1712<p> Every year 2 million children under the age of 5, die of infections like Diarrhoea and Pneumonia.</p> <p> For the past 10 years, Lifebuoy soap has tried to help prevent these deaths by teaching children the simple act of washing hands with soap. We now take our life saving mission to Thesgora, an Indian village with one of the highest rates of Diarrhoea.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.lifebuoy.com/socialmission/global-handwashing-day/" target="_blank">http://www.lifebuoy.com/socialmission/global-handwashing-day/</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.lifebuoy.com/" target="_blank">Lifebuoy</a> <br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: Hindi and Tamil with English subtitles</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-20 10:26:01Professionalizing Manual Well Drilling_Building capacityhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1711<p> UNICEF, Practica and Enterprise Works/VITA have developed a toolkit for African countries wishing to embark on the professionalisation of manual drilling. This toolkit includes a serial of training videos among other things.The goal is to develop a professional private manual drilling sector in at least 20 countries in Africa.</p> <p> This video about capacity building presented by Jon Naugle, Technical Director for EnterpriseWorks/VITA, Its part of the online training modules produced on professionalizing the manual drilling sector for rural water supply.?</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.practica.org/products/drilling-wells/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">Practica foundation</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.unicef.org/wash/index_49090.html" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">Unicef</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-19 14:14:29BlueTech Forum 2012 - The Water Technology Opportunity in Green Buildings, Jerry Yudelsonhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1710<p> Advances in water technology used to reduce building water consumption offer new business opportunities for selling packaged graywater, blackwater and rainwater reclaim systems, technologies and management/monitoring systems to building owners, especially those committed to green building projects. In this presentation, Jerry Yudelson, the most published author chronicling the green building movement worldwide, will profile some of these opportunities for corporate investment and entrepreneurial potential. Jerry Yudelson is widely recognized as one of the leading green building experts in the United States. Co-author of the Green Operations Guide, released by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), shows companies how to use the LEED-EBOM rating system to increase their sustainability profile. He is also the author of Greening Existing Buildings, a guide to implementing the LEED-EBOM rating system.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.bluetechforum.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">http://www.bluetechforum.com/</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.bluetechforum.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">Blue Tech Forum </a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-18 16:43:06Professionalizing Manual Well Drilling_Techniqueshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1709<p>  </p> <p> This video is a training module on manual drilling techniques presented by Arjen van der Wal, from Practica Foundation. The water quality, the depth of  the holes, the method (Jetting, Hand Auger, Percussion or Sludging)  or the costs, are some of the considerations that must be studied to carry out this technique. The correct choices will make affordable or not the well.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.practica.org/products/drilling-wells/" target="_blank">Practica foundation</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.unicef.org/wash/index_49090.html" target="_blank">Unicef</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-18 16:25:38The Electric Milk Churnerhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1706<p> Traditionally women in Pakistan used their hands to churn the milk. This process could take a long time and effort. In the last twenty years electric milk churners were introduced that freed up considerable time for women. This video supported by the Spate Irrigation Network, intends to introduce these churners in other countries as the lift the burden of rural women in diary production.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.spate-irrigation.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/PN18_Equipment_ChurnerLQ.pdf" target="_blank">Spate Irrigation Network</a><br /> Produced: by Karim Nawaz (Knawaz99@yahoo.com)<br /> Year:2012<br /> Language: English subtitles</p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-18 11:48:27Ice boxeshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1705<p> Ice boxes are a huge benefit for the fishermen to return with fresh fish after a long day´s work. The government provide 50% subsidy towards the cost of ice boxes to help them increase their income. When the fish is stored in ice It keeps fresh for at least two days and these coastal communities from India and Sri Lanka can sell them on far areas and get better prices.</p> <div> <p> This is one of a series of thirteen films profiling some of the micro projects linked to a project entitled "Capacity Challenges in Post-crisis and Transitional Situations&hellip; . India and Sri Lanka"</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2010</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: (English subtitles)</span></p> </div> <div>  </div>TheWaterChannel2013-02-14 09:39:32Rice Varietyhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1704<p> In tradicional organic rice cultivation, farmers in India and Sri Lanka don´t use  quemical products and they directly collect the money from the sale. They get a high quality and variety of rice with lots of advantages but they are persuaded to readapt these labourious methods.</p> <p> This is one of a series of thirteen films profiling some of the micro projects linked to a project entitled "Capacity Challenges in Post-crisis and Transitional Situations&hellip; . India and Sri Lanka"</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2010</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: (English subtitles)</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-14 07:17:57BlueTech Forum 2012 - NASA Research and Experiments Water Technology Applications, Michael Flynnhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1703<p> NASA is the forefront of researching advanced life support and closed water systems for deep space exploration, and for expanding the frontiers for long-term human colonization of space. The focus on water has led to inventions and applications that we commonly use in everyday life. On our space station, Planet Earth, we have a limited supply of water and are increasingly looking at ways to sustainably meet water needs. These programs have yielded forward osmosis, osmotic distillation, and ammonia reduction&mdash;just a few of the topics we will hear about in our engaging "Thinking Outside the Bubble" presentations.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.bluetechforum.com/" target="_blank">http://www.bluetechforum.com/</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.bluetechforum.com/" target="_blank">Blue Tech Forum </a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-13 12:29:24Conservation Agriculturehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1700<p>  </p> <p> Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa is constrained by highly variable rainfall, frequent droughts and low water productivity. There is an urgent need for better management of water on farmers' fields - and for increasing its availability through water harvesting.<span style="font-size: 12px;">                   </span></p> <p> These mini-films show a series of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices that have been proven in Sub-Saharan Africa. As well as helping to control land degradation and improve production, the practices constitute important components within the climate change adaptation strategies of small-scale farmers. An analytical conclusion is also included.</p> <p> The director and script-writer, William Critchley, Senior Sustainable Land Management Specialist at the Centre for International Cooperation, VU University of Amsterdam, reviews development experience, and sets out the state of the art in Sub-Saharan Africa.</p> <p> The emergence of conservation agriculture (CA) has been one of the most notable success stories in rainfed agriculture of modern times. Low-toxicity, non-selective herbicides and specialized machinery led to CA taking off in the late 1980s. CA is based on three principles:</p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">1. Minimum mechanical soil disturbance</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">2. Permanent organic soil cover</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">3. Diversification of crops in sequences and/or associations</span><br />  </p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">More info: </span><a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/images/slminssainfocard.pdf" target="_blank">Information Cards: Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa </a><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Directed and scripted by: William Critchley (</span><a href="http://www.vu.nl/en/" style="font-size: 12px;" target="_blank">VU University</a><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Produced by: Josephine Rogers (</span><a href="http://countrywise.com/" style="font-size: 12px;" target="_blank">Countrywise Communication</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">)</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Year: 2012</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Language: English</span></p> <p style="margin-left:36.0pt;">  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-12 11:09:06Farmers and Pastoralistshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1699<p>  </p> <p> Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa is constrained by highly variable rainfall, frequent droughts and low water productivity. There is an urgent need for better management of water on farmers' fields - and for increasing its availability through water harvesting.</p> <p> These mini-films show a series of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices that have been proven in Sub-Saharan Africa. As well as helping to control land degradation and improve production, the practices constitute important components within the climate change adaptation strategies of small-scale farmers. An analytical conclusion is also included.</p> <p> The director and script-writer, William Critchley, Senior Sustainable Land Management Specialist at the Centre for International Cooperation, VU University of Amsterdam, reviews development experience, and sets out the state of the art in Sub-Saharan Africa.</p> <p> Farmers and Pastoralists in Africa have lived in proximity since agriculture emerged, and their relationship with each other is complex. While co-existence has never been without tension, because of rivalries for resources, there is a long history of mutual dependence.</p> <p> At the most basic level, there has been trade: pastoralists selling animals and livestock products to farmers in exchange for grain and other foodstuff. But there are other interactions too, based on resource exchange.</p> <p> In Niger, for example, pastoralists are encouraged to graze on stubble, and browse trees and shrubs on harvest, and the dung is then used by the host farming community to fertilize their fields. In Mali, there are examples of settled communities digging wells to supply water for pastoralist&rsquo; livestock, in exchange for supply of manure.</p> <p> These relationships are commonly based on contractual arrangements. As the academic pendulum swings towards understanding and appreciation of pastoralists&rsquo; traditional opportunistic &lsquo;tracking&rsquo; strategies, we also need to acknowledge the value of farmer-pastoralist interaction. However, simultaneously there is a need for support and dispute mediation.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/images/slminssainfocard.pdf" target="_blank">Information Cards: Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa </a><br /> Directed and scripted by: William Critchley (<a href="http://www.vu.nl/en/" target="_blank">VU University</a><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Produced by: Josephine Rogers (</span><a href="http://countrywise.com/" style="font-size: 12px;" target="_blank">Countrywise Communication</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">)</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Year: 2012</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Language: English</span></p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-12 11:04:23Farmer-managed Natural Regenerationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1698<p>  </p> <p> Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa is constrained by highly variable rainfall, frequent droughts and low water productivity. There is an urgent need for better management of water on farmers' fields - and for increasing its availability through water harvesting.</p> <p> These mini-films show a series of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices that have been proven in Sub-Saharan Africa. As well as helping to control land degradation and improve production, the practices constitute important components within the climate change adaptation strategies of small-scale farmers. An analytical conclusion is also included.</p> <p> The director and script-writer, William Critchley, Senior Sustainable Land Management Specialist at the Centre for International Cooperation, VU University of Amsterdam, reviews development experience, and sets out the state of the art in Sub-Saharan Africa.</p> <p> Farmer managed natural regeneration (FMNR) involves farmers selecting and pruning growth from (a) stumps of previously felled but living trees, and/or (b) seedlings that emerge naturally. It is a particular sub-set of agroforestry and constitutes one way of stimulating the recreation of parkland agroforestry systems where they have been degraded. The usual response to increase trees on-farm is to create nurseries and raise the tress for transplanting. But these have a much poorer survival rate. On the other hand, FMNR can be a quick, simple and secure method.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/images/slminssainfocard.pdf" target="_blank">Information Cards: Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa </a><br /> Directed and scripted by: William Critchley (<a href="http://www.vu.nl/en/" target="_blank">VU University</a>)<br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Produced by: Josephine Rogers (</span><a href="http://countrywise.com/" style="font-size: 12px;" target="_blank">Countrywise Communication</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">)</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Year: 2012</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Language: English</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-12 11:02:46Soil Fertility Managementhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1697<p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa is constrained by highly variable rainfall, frequent droughts and low water productivity. There is an urgent need for better management of water on farmers' fields - and for increasing its availability through water harvesting.</span></p> <p> These mini-films show a series of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices that have been proven in Sub-Saharan Africa. As well as helping to control land degradation and improve production, the practices constitute important components within the climate change adaptation strategies of small-scale farmers. An analytical conclusion is also included.</p> <p> The director and script-writer, William Critchley, Senior Sustainable Land Management Specialist at the Centre for International Cooperation, VU University of Amsterdam, reviews development experience, and sets out the state of the art in Sub-Saharan Africa.</p> <p> Soil fertility limits plant production in most of Africa; and there is a growing problem with plant nutrients being exported from rural to urban areas in a process known as nutrient mining. Organic sources of fertilizer are inadequate.</p> <p> Integrated Soil Fertility Management is based on three interlinked principles:</p> <p style="margin-left:36.0pt;"> 1.      Maximizing the use of organic fertilizers</p> <p style="margin-left:36.0pt;"> <span style="font-size: 12px;">2.      Minimizing the loss of nutrients</span></p> <p style="margin-left:36.0pt;"> 3.      Optimizing the use of inorganic fertilizers</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/images/slminssainfocard.pdf" target="_blank">Information Cards: Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa </a><br /> Directed and scripted by: William Critchley (<a href="http://www.vu.nl/en/" target="_blank">VU University</a>)<br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Produced by: Josephine Rogers (</span><a href="http://countrywise.com/" style="font-size: 12px;" target="_blank">Countrywise Communication</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">)</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Year: 2012</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Language: English</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-12 10:58:03Parkland Agroforestryhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1696<p> Full title: Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa_ No 8. Parkland agroforestry</p> <div> <p> Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa is constrained by highly variable rainfall, frequent droughts and low water productivity. There is an urgent need for better management of water on farmers' fields - and for increasing its availability through water harvesting.</p> <p> These mini-films show a series of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices that have been proven in Sub-Saharan Africa. As well as helping to control land degradation and improve production, the practices constitute important components within the climate change adaptation strategies of small-scale farmers. An analytical conclusion is also included.</p> <p> The director and script-writer, William Critchley, Senior Sustainable Land Management Specialist at the Centre for International Cooperation, VU University of Amsterdam, reviews development experience, and sets out the state of the art in Sub-Saharan Africa.</p> <p> The eighth video explains parkland agroforestry. It is a multipurpose system where dispersed indigenous trees are mixed in fields with crops. Livestock are an integral part too. There are no precise technical specifications for parklands: the wide range of local traditions defies such description.  Good rainfall conditions favour emerge of tree seedlings, and are crucial for their survival and establishment.</p> <p> Trees within the parkland system produce timber and firewood, but also fruits, pods, leaves and medicines - for people and livestock.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/images/slminssainfocard.pdf" target="_blank">Information Cards: Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa </a><br /> Directed and scripted by: William Critchley (<a href="http://www.vu.nl/en/" target="_blank">VU University</a>)<br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Produced by: Josephine Rogers (</span><a href="http://countrywise.com/" style="font-size: 12px;" target="_blank">Countrywise Communication</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">)</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Year: 2012</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Language: English</span></p> </div> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-12 10:55:09Demi-Luneshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1695<p> Full title: Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa_ No 7. Demi-lunes</p> <div> <p> Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa is constrained by highly variable rainfall, frequent droughts and low water productivity. There is an urgent need for better management of water on farmers' fields - and for increasing its availability through water harvesting.</p> <p> These mini-films show a series of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices that have been proven in Sub-Saharan Africa. As well as helping to control land degradation and improve production, the practices constitute important components within the climate change adaptation strategies of small-scale farmers. An analytical conclusion is also included.</p> <p> The director and script-writer, William Critchley, Senior Sustainable Land Management Specialist at the Centre for International Cooperation, VU University of Amsterdam, reviews development experience, and sets out the state of the art in Sub-Saharan Africa.</p> <p> <em>Demi-lunes</em> (half-moons) are earth (or stone) embankments in the shape of a semi-circle with the tips of the bunds on the contour and they can be constructed in a variety of sizes. The principle is to capture water from within the field. This technique helps to increase soil fertility by concentrating nutrients within the field when compost is added and sediment captured from overland flow. <em>Demi-lunes</em> are best on slopes of 2 per cent or less. Otherwise earthwork volumes rise considerably (the bund will be higher at the lower part) and water is distributed less evenly.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/images/slminssainfocard.pdf" target="_blank">Information Cards: Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa </a><br /> Directed and scripted by: William Critchley (<a href="http://www.vu.nl/en/" target="_blank">VU University</a>)<br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Produced by: Josephine Rogers (</span><a href="http://countrywise.com/" style="font-size: 12px;" target="_blank">Countrywise Communication</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">)</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Year: 2012</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Language: English</span></p> </div> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-12 10:48:08Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1694<p> Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa is constrained by highly variable rainfall, frequent drought and low water productivity. There is an urgent need, heightened managing and increasing the quantity of water on farmers' fields- by water harvesting.</p> <p> This summary explains briefly the 12 mini-films by Critchley that show a Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices that have been proven in Sub-Saharan Africa. As well as helping to control land degradation and improve production, the practices constitute important components within the climate change adaptation strategies of small-scale farmers. An analytical conclusión is also included.</p> <p> The author, William Critchley, Senior Sustainable Land Management Specialist at the Centre for International Cooperation in the VU University of Amsterdam,  review development experience and set out the estate of the art of water harvesting for crop production and other benefits in sub-saharan Africa.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://books.google.nl/books?id=g-JeTpXbMAkC&pg=PR5&lpg=PR5&dq=william+critchley+sub+saharan+africa&source=bl&ots=KjJLr0I56G&sig=PX7pWbfCYg5B3gDhmF6LGZprl7k&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Nt4YUcahGqS50QX2koCYAQ&ved=0CD8Q6AEwAg" style="color: blue; outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: underline; " target="_blank">Book: Water Harvesting in Sub-Saharan Africa</a><br /> Produced by: Josephine Rogers (<a href="http://countrywise.com/" style="color: blue; outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: underline; " target="_blank">Countrywise Communication</a>) William Critchley (<a href="http://www.vu.nl/en/" style="color: blue; outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: underline; " target="_blank">VU University</a>)<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p> <div>  </div>TheWaterChannel2013-02-12 10:41:05ZaÏ Planting Pitshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1693<p> Full title: Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa_ No 6.Zaï planting pits</p> <div> <p> Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa is constrained by highly variable rainfall, frequent droughts and low water productivity. There is an urgent need for better management of water on farmers' fields - and for increasing its availability through water harvesting.</p> <p> These mini-films show a series of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices that have been proven in Sub-Saharan Africa. As well as helping to control land degradation and improve production, the practices constitute important components within the climate change adaptation strategies of small-scale farmers. An analytical conclusion is also included.</p> <p> The director and script-writer, William Critchley, Senior Sustainable Land Management Specialist at the Centre for International Cooperation, VU University of Amsterdam, reviews development experience, and sets out the state of the art in Sub-Saharan Africa.</p> <p> This sixth movie introduces <em>zaï</em> (In Burkina Faso or <em>tassa</em> in Niger) which are wide and deep planting pits, used in semi-arid areas as a water harvesting technique. They are commonly combined with contour stone lines which slow down runoff, increase infiltration and project the pits from sedimentation. <em>Zaï </em>improves plant production by concentrating rainfall runoff and can also form the basis for establishment of trees/shrubs.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/images/slminssainfocard.pdf" target="_blank">Information Cards: Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa </a><br /> Directed and scripted by: William Critchley (<a href="http://www.vu.nl/en/" target="_blank">VU University</a>)<br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Produced by: Josephine Rogers (</span><a href="http://countrywise.com/" style="font-size: 12px;" target="_blank">Countrywise Communication</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">)</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Year: 2012</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Language: English</span></p> </div> <div>  </div>TheWaterChannel2013-02-12 10:16:44Help shape the Post-2015 Water Agendahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1692<p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">The Millennium Development Goals were set to be met by 2015. We&rsquo;re almost there, having made good progress towards some goals and covering less ground on way to others.</span></p> <p> As we work towards a post-2015 Development agenda, water continues to remain at the heart of things. <strong>Water resources management and governance</strong> are still key to livelihoods, health, industry and healthy eco-systems.</p> <p> Given what have/haven&rsquo;t <a href="http://goo.gl/8chpB" target="_blank">been able to achieve</a> so far, what should our priorities be? You can have a say, by joining the discussion on <a href="http://goo.gl/56AX5" target="_blank">this webpage</a>. It is being jointly hosted by UNDP, UNEP-DHI, Global Water Partnership and Stockholm International Water Institute.</p> <p> To help you along:<br /> -- here is a <a href="http://goo.gl/9aLFm" target="_blank">framing paper</a><br /> -- here are some videos on <a href="http://goo.gl/0l0PP" target="_blank">water management</a> and <a href="http://goo.gl/KNzyQ" target="_blank">governance</a><br /> -- here are <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/thewaterplaza/the-water-blog" target="_blank">some questions</a> that are being discussed, and some more details/ explanation.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.worldwewant2015.org/water/waterresources" target="_blank">http://www.worldwewant2015.org/water/waterresources</a> <br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English </p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-11 18:26:14Zero-grazing and Biogashttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1691<p> Full title: Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa_ No 4. Road Runoff harvesting</p> <p>  </p> <p> Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa is constrained by highly variable rainfall, frequent droughts and low water productivity. There is an urgent need for better management of water on farmers' fields - and for increasing its availability through water harvesting.</p> <p> These mini-films show a series of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices that have been proven in Sub-Saharan Africa. As well as helping to control land degradation and improve production, the practices constitute important components within the climate change adaptation strategies of small-scale farmers. An analytical conclusion is also included.</p> <p> The director and script-writer, William Critchley, Senior Sustainable Land Management Specialist at the Centre for International Cooperation, VU University of Amsterdam, reviews development experience, and sets out the state of the art in Sub-Saharan Africa.</p> <p> In number five of the series, zero-grazing dairy production is introduced. This is a labour-intensive method of production that maximizes milk output per unit area: this is ideally suited to urban/ peri-urban agriculture where land is scarce yet there is often plenty of family labour. Fodder may be grown in the backyard, or brought in from close-by areas.</p> <p> Zero-grazing can be conveniently combined with the production of biogas; the manure, mixed with water, provides input to the biogas plant. The purposes are, among others, recycling of local wastes into milk and fertile slurry with the zero-grazing; and production of clean renewable energy close to home with the biogas.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/images/slminssainfocard.pdf" target="_blank">Information Cards: Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa </a><br /> Directed and scripted by: William Critchley (<a href="http://www.vu.nl/en/" target="_blank">VU University</a>)<br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Produced by: Josephine Rogers (</span><a href="http://countrywise.com/" style="font-size: 12px;" target="_blank">Countrywise Communication</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">)</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Year: 2012</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Language: English</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-11 17:47:39Road Runoff Harvestinghttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1690<p> Full title: Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa_ No 4. Road Runoff harvesting</p> <p> Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa is constrained by highly variable rainfall, frequent droughts and low water productivity. There is an urgent need for better management of water on farmers' fields - and for increasing its availability through water harvesting.</p> <p> These mini-films show a series of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices that have been proven in Sub-Saharan Africa. As well as helping to control land degradation and improve production, the practices constitute important components within the climate change adaptation strategies of small-scale farmers. An analytical conclusion is also included.</p> <p> The director and script-writer, William Critchley, Senior Sustainable Land Management Specialist at the Centre for International Cooperation, VU University of Amsterdam, reviews development experience, and sets out the state of the art in Sub-Saharan Africa.</p> <p> In this fourth film, Critchley explains road runoff harvesting, which is carried out in many parts of the world - wherever there is a combination of dry conditions and farmland alongside a road. It shows how roads provide a hard surface with a high runoff coefficient and drainage is integral to a road design. With this system, water may be spread immediately (eg for cereals), or ponded and then used for supplementary irrigation (for horticultural crops &ndash;both vegetables and fruit trees)</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/images/slminssainfocard.pdf" target="_blank">Information Cards: Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa </a><br /> Directed and scripted by: William Critchley (<a href="http://www.vu.nl/en/" target="_blank">VU University</a>)<br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Produced by: Josephine Rogers (</span><a href="http://countrywise.com/" style="font-size: 12px;" target="_blank">Countrywise Communication</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">)</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Year: 2012</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Language: English</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-11 17:07:08Grevillia Agroforestryhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1689<p> Full title: Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa_ No 3. Grevillea agroforestry</p> <p>  </p> <p> Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa is constrained by highly variable rainfall, frequent droughts and low water productivity. There is an urgent need for better management of water on farmers' fields - and for increasing its availability through water harvesting.</p> <p> These mini-films show a series of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices that have been proven in Sub-Saharan Africa. As well as helping to control land degradation and improve production, the practices constitute important components within the climate change adaptation strategies of small-scale farmers. An analytical conclusion is also included.</p> <p> The director and script-writer, William Critchley, Senior Sustainable Land Management Specialist at the Centre for International Cooperation, VU University of Amsterdam, reviews development experience, and sets out the state of the art in Sub-Saharan Africa.</p> <p> In number three, although <em>Grevillea robusta</em> was originally introduced to East Africa as a shade tree in tea and coffee estates, it is now more commonly associated with small-scale farming. Grevillea is a multipurpose tree: it provides timber, fuelwood, leaf mulch, shade, and it serves as a windbreak.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/images/slminssainfocard.pdf" target="_blank">Information Cards: Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa </a><br /> Directed and scripted by: William Critchley (<a href="http://www.vu.nl/en/" target="_blank">VU University</a>)<br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Produced by: Josephine Rogers (</span><a href="http://countrywise.com/" style="font-size: 12px;" target="_blank">Countrywise Communication</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">)</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Year: 2012</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Language: English</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-11 15:30:01Stone Lineshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1688<p> Full title: Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa_ No 1.Stone Lines</p> <p> Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa is constrained by highly variable rainfall, frequent droughts and low water productivity. There is an urgent need for better management of water on farmers' fields - and for increasing its availability through water harvesting.</p> <p> These mini-films show a series of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices that have been proven in Sub-Saharan Africa. As well as helping to control land degradation and improve production, the practices constitute important components within the climate change adaptation strategies of small-scale farmers. An analytical conclusion is also included.</p> <p> The director and script-writer, William Critchley, Senior Sustainable Land Management Specialist at the Centre for International Cooperation, VU University of Amsterdam, reviews development experience, and sets out the state of the art in Sub-Saharan Africa.</p> <p> This first video explains the stone line technique that has spread from Burkina Faso to other countries. It has been improved by farmers and technicians working together since the 1980s, when they discovered that the stone lines trapped runoff effectively and at low cost.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/images/slminssainfocard.pdf" target="_blank">Information Cards: Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa </a><br /> Directed and scripted by: William Critchley (<a href="http://www.vu.nl/en/" target="_blank">VU University</a>)<br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Produced by: Josephine Rogers (</span><a href="http://countrywise.com/" style="font-size: 12px;" target="_blank">Countrywise Communication</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">)</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Year: 2012</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Language: English</span></p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-11 12:51:04Fanya Juu terraceshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1687<p> Full title: Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa_ No 2. Fanya juu terraces</p> <p> Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa is constrained by highly variable rainfall, frequent droughts and low water productivity. There is an urgent need for better management of water on farmers' fields - and for increasing its availability through water harvesting.</p> <p> These mini-films show a series of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices that have been proven in Sub-Saharan Africa. As well as helping to control land degradation and improve production, the practices constitute important components within the climate change adaptation strategies of small-scale farmers. An analytical conclusion is also included.</p> <p> The director and script-writer, William Critchley, Senior Sustainable Land Management Specialist at the Centre for International Cooperation, VU University of Amsterdam, reviews development experience, and sets out the state of the art in Sub-Saharan Africa.</p> <p> In the second video, the conservation technology featured is  <em>fanya juu</em> terraces. This is the most popular and successful cross-slope barrier measure used in Kenya´s small-scale farming sector. Cultivation (by machine, draft animals or hand is facilitated) since the terrace beds become increasingly level.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/images/slminssainfocard.pdf" target="_blank">Information Cards: Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa </a><br /> Directed and scripted by: William Critchley (<a href="http://www.vu.nl/en/" target="_blank">VU University</a>)<br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Produced by: Josephine Rogers (</span><a href="http://countrywise.com/" style="font-size: 12px;" target="_blank">Countrywise Communication</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">)</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Year: 2012</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Language: English</span></p> <div>  </div>TheWaterChannel2013-02-11 11:37:07drinking water gets polluted- Part 2http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1686<p> For centuries, people living in South Asia had been drawing their water from the rivers they lived beside, all of which have their beginnings in the Himalayan peaks (also known as 'the water towers of South Asia'). Melted ice from the glaciers and snow lakes flows down the mountains in overground and underground streams, eventually forming the major river systems of Nepal, North India and Bangladesh. Ten or 15 years later, however, they began turning up at their doctors' surgeries with some worrying symptoms.</p> <p> Sai Bhaskar Reddy Nakka is an Environment and Development professional currently working as CEO of Geoecology Energy Organisation (GEO). One of Bashar´s area of contribution is on "Biochar" - using charcoal produced from biomass for good. He introduced Biocharfor the first time in India, presently he is focussed on climate change, environment, good stoves, biochar production, water for irrigation and drinking, sustainable livelihoods, disaster mitigation, food security, energy, vulnerability and adaptation, and development areas.</p> <p> In this video about &ldquo;poisoned water&rdquo; in Hyderabad, India (part- 1 & 2), Sai Bhaskar is interviewed in a popular local Television - TV9.</p> <p>  </p> <p> More info: <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" data-redirect-href-updated="true" dir="ltr" href="http://www.freetv9.com/" rel="nofollow" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank" title="http://www.freetv9.com">http://www.freetv9.com</a><br /> Produced by: tv9<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: Teleugu</p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-06 10:42:24Drinking water gets polluted- Part 1http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1684<p> For centuries, people living in South Asia had been drawing their water from the rivers they lived beside, all of which have their beginnings in the Himalayan peaks (also known as 'the water towers of South Asia'). Melted ice from the glaciers and snow lakes flows down the mountains in overground and underground streams, eventually forming the major river systems of Nepal, North India and Bangladesh. Ten or 15 years later, however, they began turning up at their doctors' surgeries with some worrying symptoms.</p> <p> Sai Bhaskar Reddy Nakka is an Environment and Development professional currently working as CEO of Geoecology Energy Organisation (GEO). One of Bashar´s area of contribution is on "Biochar" - using charcoal produced from biomass for good. He introduced Biocharfor the first time in India, presently he is focussed on climate change, environment, good stoves, biochar production, water for irrigation and drinking, sustainable livelihoods, disaster mitigation, food security, energy, vulnerability and adaptation, and development areas.</p> <p> In this video about &ldquo;poisoned water&rdquo; in Hyderabad, India (part- 1 & 2), Sai Bhaskar is interviewed in a popular local Television - TV9.</p> <p>  </p> <p> More info: <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" data-redirect-href-updated="true" dir="ltr" href="http://www.freetv9.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://www.freetv9.com">http://www.freetv9.com</a><br /> Produced by: tv9<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: Teleugu</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-06 10:24:55Planting the desert to combat desertificationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1683<p> The Groasis Technology (GT) is a planting technology but not a way of irrigation. While planting during the first year water savings go over 90% compared to any other planting method. It is a biomimicry technology and it consists of: </p> <p> 1) improving the soil with mycorrhizae</p> <p> 2) leaving the capillary structure intact</p> <p> 3) using plants with the right primary roots</p> <p> 4) the use of the waterboxx and if necessary when planting on rocks</p> <p> 5) the use of the capillary drill.</p> <p> The Groasis Technology is a copy of how Mother Nature solves the problem of planting plants in deserts, eroded areas, badlands and on rocks. This way we can replant man made desert or eroded areas, restore the vegetation cover and make them productive with fruit trees and vegetables.</p> <p> This video was filmed in Limestone, Dubai and it shows the Groasis capillary drill in order to plant holes for trees in the desert.</p> <p>  </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.groasis.com" target="_blank">www.groasis.com</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.groasis.com/en/manuals/plant-instructions-for-the-groasis-technology">Groasis technology and waterboxx</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English subtitles</p>TheWaterChannel2013-02-04 09:20:18Spate Diversion Structures and Intakeshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1681<p> More info: <a href="http://www.spate-irrigation.org/">www.spate-irrigation.org</a><br /> Produced by: Spate Irrigation Network<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-28 17:08:19Transaqua ENG Parte 2http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1680<p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 16.988636016845703px;">Plans have been drawn up since 1988 for the redevelopment of the vast heartland of Africa. This video presentation is from the Italian engineering group Bonifica, outlining their Transaqua proposal for the irrigation and development of central Africa. Only the lack of political will and economic capital stands between these plans and its actual fruition. The Reparation and Repatriation Act of 2019 will meet those needs. The redevelopment of Central Africa will pave the way for the building of these lands (with planned cities containing state-of-the-art hospitals, colleges and farms) into the agricultural, medical </span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 16.988636016845703px;">and educational breadbasket for Africa and her people, both home and abroad.<br /> More info</span><span style="font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">: </span><a href="http://www.transaquaproject.it/" style="font-size: 12px; color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: initial; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" target="_blank">www.transaquaproject.it</a><span style="font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">  </span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; font-size: 12px;">Produced by: Transaquaproject</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; font-size: 12px;">Year: 2009</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; font-size: 12px;">Language: English</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-28 13:58:08Transaqua ENG Parte 1http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1679<p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 16.988636016845703px;">Plans have been drawn up since 1988 for the redevelopment of the vast heartland of Africa. This video presentation is from the Italian engineering group Bonifica, outlining their Transaqua proposal for the irrigation and development of central Africa. Only the lack of political will and economic capital stands between these plans and its actual fruition. The Reparation and Repatriation Act of 2019 will meet those needs. The redevelopment of Central Africa will pave the way for the building of these lands (with planned cities containing state-of-the-art hospitals, colleges and farms) into the agricultural,medical </span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 16.988636016845703px;">and educational breadbasket for Africa and her people, both home and abroad.</span></p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.transaquaproject.it" style="font-size: 12px;" target="_blank">www.transaquaproject.it</a> <br /> Produced by: Transaquaproject <br /> Year: 2009<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-28 13:33:13Cambridge Ideas - This Icy Worldhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1678<p> The work of glaciologist Professor Julian Dowdeswell, Director of Cambridge University's Scott Polar Research Institute, is the focus of This Icy World, the latest film in the University's Cambridge Ideas series. A frequent visitor to both the Arctic and Antarctic, Dowdeswell's research has found that the glaciers around Greenland are the fastest flowing in the world.</p> <p> He has spent a total of more than three years in the polar regions as part of an team of international scientists, using radar systems pioneered in Cambridge. "The numbers of icebergs released into the seas around Greenland is increasing. We need to know just how fast these changes are taking place. Things are changing very rapidly here because the Arctic is the most sensitive part of the global climate system. Over the coming century, temperatures are likely to rise at double the global average here." says Professor Dowdeswell. </p> <p> "Glacier and ice-sheet change is a reality at both poles. The ice is thinning and retreating and that means water is flowing back into the global ocean. Today, sea level is rising 3mm per year; over the coming century, sea level is likely to rise by up to about 1m and it's actually that rise - with the worst storm waves you can imagine - that could cause real damage. In those circumstances, sea defences can be breached and low lying areas of the world can be flooded. That has serious implications for humankind."</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/video-and-audio/cambridge-ideas-this-icy-world/" target="_blank">CambridgeUniversity</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.cam.ac.uk/" target="_blank">CambridgeUniversity</a><br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-28 12:57:22Irrigators tribunals of the Spanish Mediterranean coasthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1677<p>  </p> <p> Water source of life can be also a source of conflict. The Committee decided that  Spain  Irrigatiors courts satisfies the criteria for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity- 2009.</p> <p> They are traditional law courts for water management that date back to the al-Andalus period (ninth to thirteenth centuries). The two main tribunals, the Council of Wise Men of the Plain of Murcia and the Water Tribunal of the Plain of Valencia, are recognized under Spanish law. Inspiring authority and respect, these two courts, whose members are elected democratically, settle disputes orally in a swift, transparent and impartial manner.</p> <p> The Council of Wise Men has seven geographically representative members, and has jurisdiction over a landowners assembly of 23,313 members. The Water Tribunal comprises eight elected administrators representing a total of 11,691 members from nine communities. In addition to their legal role the irrigators tribunals play a key part in the communities of which they are a visible symbol, as apparent from the rites performed when judgments are handed down and the fact that the tribunals often feature in local iconography. They provide cohesion among traditional communities and synergy between occupations (wardens, inspectors, pruners, etc.), contribute to the oral transmission of knowledge derived from centuries-old cultural exchanges, and have their own specialist vocabulary peppered with Arabic borrowings. In short, the courts are long-standing repositories of local and regional identity and are of special significance to local inhabitants.</p> <p>  </p> <p> More info: <a class="yt-uix-redirect-link" data-redirect-href-updated="true" dir="ltr" href="http://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.unesco.org%2Fculture%2Fich%2FRL%2F00171&session_token= http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/RL/00171" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/RL/00171">www.unesco.org</a><br /> Produced by: UNESCO<br /> Year: 2009<br /> Language: English, spanish</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-28 10:31:53Water Cooperation for a Water Secure Worldhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1676<p>  </p> <p> The Global Water Partnership's mission is to support the sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels. GWP is an official Collaborating Partner of the World Water Week in Stockholm this year as 2013 is the International Year of Water Cooperation (IYWC). The aim of the Year is to raise awareness on the potential for increased cooperation between government, civil society and the private sector to solve water challenges.<br /> <br /> Creating partnerships around water resources management is the foundation of the GWP network. This video outlines those challenges and GWP's approach in addressing them. An integrated approach to managing the world's water resources -- for economic growth, social equity, and ecosystem sustainability -- is key to achieving a water secure world.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.gwp.org" target="_blank">www.gwp.org</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.gwp.org" target="_blank">Global Water Partnership</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-24 11:49:23The winddrinker: clean drinking water for allhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1675<p> The winddrinker was the TEDxAmsterdam award in 2010. Carla Generaal and her team produced clean drinking water for the first time in Somaliland. </p> <p> The winddrinker is a low-tech, low-cost and low-maintenance way, which involves a windmill, water pump, transmission, and a desalination membrane, to turn salt water into affordable and clean water.The Somaliland team worked extremely hard under supervision of Bas Heijman (Delft University of Technology). He was there for 10 days with the goal to install this innovate system and they achieved it successfully. But every situation is different; that&rsquo;s why Carla developed a software model calculating the best model considering all circumstances.</p> <p> TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.</p> <p>  </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.thewinddrinker.com/" target="_blank">www.thewinddrinker.com</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.tedxamsterdam.com/2011/the-winddrinker-towards-clean-drinking-water-for-all/" target="_blank">TED</a><br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-24 10:45:42The global food waste scandalhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1674<p> Countries like America has twice as much food as people actually need.Tristram Stuart has dedicated his career to investigate food waste. In his newest book, Waste,  Stuart shows how just changing the way we go shopping, could be one of the simplest ways to reduce pressure on the environment. This video makes us think about the consumer culture in which all western countries are involved.</p> <p> TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.ted.com/speakers" target="_blank">http://www.ted.com/speakers</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.ted.com" target="_blank">TED</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-23 16:09:56Is Desalination the Answer to the Water Shortage?http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1673<p> This story explores whether seawater desalination - which Israeli heavily invests in - is a sustainable solution to the water shortage in the Middle East regardless of the environmental damages. Desalination water provides over the 40% of the Israel water supply what it means lots of energy use. Three desalination plants has been launched on the israeli short costline since 2005 a few more are being built.</p> <div style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "> <p> Yermi Brenner is an Israeli-American journalist, reporting on ethnic tension, political conflicts and societal trends &ndash; through the personal stories of people affected by them. In this video he poses the issue about desalinitation of the seawater as the answer of the scarcity.</p> <p>  </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.yermibrenner.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.yermibrenner.com</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.yermibrenner.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">www.yermibrenner.com</a> <br /> Year: 2010<br /> Language: English, hebrew</p> </div> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-22 16:16:52Recycling domestic waterhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1671<p> Israel, Spain or Australia are countries  facing a dangerous imbalance between supply and demand of freshwater. Prices are rising and approaching oil prices so the reuse of greywater from the sink, the bath or the washing machine could contribute to the goal of saving on water.By irrigating and flushing with greywater -instead of freshwater-, a household can reduce more than a third of its water consumption. However, this practise is still illegal in Israel, the parliament claim it will put the public health in risk.</p> <p> Yermi Brenner is an Israeli-American journalist, reporting on ethnic tension, political conflicts and societal trends &ndash; through the personal stories of people affected by them. In this video report he investigates whether domestic greywater treatment should be legalized, and shows how some Israelis are already doing it.</p> <p>  </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.yermibrenner.com" target="_blank">www.yermibrenner.com</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.yermibrenner.com" target="_blank">www.yermibrenner.com</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-22 09:14:19Understanding phads, diversion-based irrigation systems practised in Vidharbha, Maharashtrahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1670<p> The video presents the larger context of the region within which phads, or diversion based-irrigation systems are practised in western Maharashtra. Dilasa, a local voluntary development organisation working in Yavatmal, Vidharbha region is working on reviving and promoting these systems.</p> <p> More info: on <a href="http://www.indiawaterportal.org/post/35475" target="_blank">India Water Portal</a>, and a <a href="http://www.slideshare.net/livolinkfoundation/phad-case-study-under-dbi-programme" target="_blank">PHAD Case Study</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.indiamapped.com/ngo-in-maharashtra/aurangabad/dilasa-janvikas-pratishthan-17169/" target="_blank">Dilasa Janavikas Pratishtan, Maharashtra</a> <br /> Year: 2009<br /> Language: Marathi with English subtitles</p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-21 13:04:00Landless communities of Bihar - SHORT FILMhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1669<p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">A short film made by Jason Taylor (The Source Project) for ActionAid India on the landless communities of Bihar, India. Although 90% of the Dalit population have no land, a program aimed at supporting land applications is beginning to bring some hope.</span></p> <p> Post script: Bihar leaves one exhausted. Before poverty kills, millions brave hopelessness. And yes, that depends on where you are placed in the complex web of caste and exclusion that can be so numbing that one can even forget that one exists in any other form than feeding a parasitical system that runs deep. It is a place where logic collapses and theories get contradicted in each Dalit village that you spend time in. People are fighting and struggling from one day to another, but if you are not in that fight you can get disoriented very fast with a linear approach.</p> <p> The Dalit and Mushar communities have been fighting for homestead and agricultural land. Some have gone and even occupied land that should have been allocated to them. But the struggle has just begun. With scores of children displaying varying degrees of malnutrition and several generations living in small cramped huts, these daring mobilisations seem larger than life. So from being farm workers to some becoming share croppers, or as they refer to here as collective farming, and from landless workers to marginal landholders, the change is promising for some. But this is far from euphoria, when you talk to the communities there is visible frustration from not being able to translate the promise of land, as the basic tools and conditions needed for growing their own crop are missing. When you ask what if this does not work, the answer is what you would expect in this state of frustration. Things can't go back where it were at least in terms of struggle for land and dignity.</p> <p> by Parvinder Singh</p> <p> More info: <a href="https://www.actionaidindia.org/sponsor/" target="_blank">https://www.actionaidindia.org/sponsor/</a><br /> Produced by: Jason Taylor, <a href="http://www.chintangohil.com/Site/home.html" target="_blank">Chintan Gohil</a>, <a href="http://www.thesourcefilm.org/source/film.html" target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Hindi, Magahi with English subtitles</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-21 12:52:25Can water cut an iPhone?http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1668<p> Waterjet is one of the fastest growing major machine tool processes in the world due to its versatility and ease of operation. There are virtually no limits to what waterjets can cut, which is why companies of all kinds and sizes are realizing greater efficiency and productivity by implementing UHP waterjets in their operations.</p> <p> Since a company named Flow first invented abrasive waterjet technology in the early 1980s, the technology has evolved rapidly. Decades of research have led to the development of waterjets that do more and cost less.</p> <p> In this funny video you can check how easily water can cut an iphone in just a few seconds.  A bowling ball,  a laptop or a blender can be cutted by water jet. Its just another example of the power of the water.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: <a href="http://www.canwatercutit.com/" target="_blank">www.canwatercutit.com/</a></span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: <a href="http://www.canwatercutit.com/" target="_blank">www.canwatercutit.com</a></span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2012 </span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-17 10:05:06Cancun's underwater museumhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1667<p> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Subject to the abstract metamorphosis of the underwater environment, Jason deCaires Taylor  works symbolize a striking symbiosis between man and nature. </span></span>This international eco-sculptor, creates underwater living sculptures, offering viewers mysterious, ephemeral encounters and fleeting glimmers of another world where art and life develop from the effects of nature on the efforts of man.</p> <p> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: 300; color: rgb(52, 52, 52); ">Since 2006 he has created and founded two large scale underwater Museums, one on the island of Grenada in the West Indies, </span><span style="font-weight: 300; color: rgb(52, 52, 52); ">and a monumental collection of over 412 pieces in Mexico called MUSA (Museo Subaquático de Arte) . </span></span></span>Another 50 figurative pieces have been added to The Silent Evolution installation on the Manchones reef system between Cancun and Isla Mujeres. All of Taylor´s work sites are located in clear shallow waters to afford easy viewing by divers, snorkelers and those in glass-bottomed boats.</p> <div class="section" style="background-color: rgb(100.000000%, 100.000000%, 100.000000%)"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-weight: 300; ">Some of his sculptures are propagated with live coral cuttings rescued from areas of the reef system damaged by storms and human activity. This technique, a well-established procedure in reef conservation, rescues damaged coral fragments by providing a suitable new substrate. All sculpture are made from inert pH neutral environmentally friendly marine cement. </span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="section"> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: <a href="http://www.jasondecairestaylor.com/" target="_blank">www.jasondecairestaylor.com</a>, <a href="http://www.underwatersculpture.com/" target="_blank">www.underwatersculpture.com,</a></span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: CNN Cancún</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2012 </span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span></div> </div> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-16 18:20:01Water-induced Fingers Wrinkles Help in Better Handling of Wet Objectshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1665<p> Tom Smulders of Newcastle University Institute of Neuroscience, explains in this video how the wrinkles that we get on our fingers or toes, after a extended period of time soaked in water, can help to hold wet objects better. </p> <p> Nonetheless, it is known that this process is controlled by the nervous system, and therefore it seems likely to serve some kind of function. This study carried out with Kyriacos Kareklas and Daniel Nettle, reveals that people are faster at moving objects taken out of water if their fingers are wrinkled than if they are not.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org" target="_blank">Biology letters</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://royalsocietypublishing.org/" target="_blank">Royal society</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-16 15:10:59STANDING STRONG - OMOEhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1662<p> The natural disaster of March 11, 2011 left over 400 kilometers of the Tohoku coastline devastated. Thousands of lives and livelihoods connected to the seas were lost to the ocean. The ocean that brought devastation to the shores destroyed over 300 fishing ports, swept away hundreds of processing plants, market places, homes and all lifelines to outside world is also the source of life that has sustained these communities for generations. The duality of nature is something coastal people of Tohoku understand. Living with natural disasters, enduring devastation, rebuilding in the aftermath, relying on the resources of the ocean for sustenance, never severing the link between the ocean and life on land, is cyclical through time and has been passed down through the generations. How to rebuild from this once in a thousand year scale of natural disaster though is something none were prepared for, nor have the answers for, yet.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">More info: </span><a href="http://www.ehs.unu.edu/article/read/palm" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: initial; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" target="_blank">http://goo.gl/WhqHP</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Produced by: </span><a href="http://unu.edu/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: initial; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" target="_blank">United Nations University</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Year: 2012</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Language: English   </span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-15 11:38:10The next steppe: Mongolia´s energy futurehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1661<p> Mongolia's energy sector is reforming.This video looks at the culturally specific complexity, the technical challenges and the accomplishments of producing and delivering energy.</p> <p> Its  the least densely populated country and a extremly important part of the World. Nowadays half of the population live in the capital, Ulan Bator. Its the coldest capital city in the World, around -40ºC, so the heating is a priority.</p> <p> The mongolian government and the World bank began in an ambicious project to promote a higher level of technical and comercial service, one of the first major investment in years.</p> <p> This project try to reduce system losses and improve revenue collection in electricity distribution companies. The central emphasis is to improve the reliability and financial sustainability of electricity distribution companies, so that customers have reliable, high-quality services.</p> <p> Sometimes delivering electricity and collecting the income from the customers become a challenge in Mongolia but today basic normal conditions have improved:  the heating can be used 24 hours per day and the clean water supply is working normaly. </p> <p> <span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.whatifwechange.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: initial; outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); " target="_blank">http://www.whatifwechange.org</a><br style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); " /> <span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">Produced by: John D, Liu for </span><a href="http://eempc.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: initial; outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); " target="_blank">EEMP</a><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "> </span><br style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); " /> <span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">Year: 2012</span><br style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); " /> <span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">Language: English </span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-14 17:16:51World Water Day 2011; Water and the urban challenge: EurActiv Stakeholder Workshophttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1660<p> One in two people on the planet live in cities, and urban areas are growing at an exceptional rate -- in terms of inhabitants, but also of course of related industrial activities, services and transport. Investment in infrastructure has however not kept up with the rate of urbanisation: this has a huge impact on quantity and quality of available water, as well as on river basins, groundwater and the environment as a whole. The eighteenth edition of World Water Day looks at water management in cities, and the water footprint of urban areas<br /> More info:<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"> </span><a href="http://www.euractiv.com/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: initial; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" target="_blank">http://www.euractiv.com</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Produced by: <a href="http://EurActiv" target="_blank">EurActiv</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Year: 2011</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Language: English</span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-14 15:41:28A steppe aheadhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1659<p>  </p> <p> The largest temperate grassland in the world is the Eurasian steppe, extending from Hungary to China. It reaches almost one-fifth of the way around the Earth. Only in Eastern Mongolia does the steppeland survive intact. Covering an area almost the size of Japan, horses, gazelles and a spectacular selection of wildlife far outnumber the semi-nomadic human population.</p> <p> The private sector wants to invest to get money for the country: modernization through university, electricy, transport. But behind that, the steppe has valuable oil and gold reserves, which are the focus of attention of foreign companies. The infraestructure needed including roads or railways lines, quemicals into the water system and the increase of the number of people, could break up the Eastern steppe making migrations for animals and people a thing of the past. The population there coexist with the nature. They feel part of it and they survive thanks to it. The land has always been shared for all ,they have no concept of the ownership of land. They bet on an ecologic development.</p> <p> The Global Environment Facility is supporting an ambitious conservation effort. Beijing-based film-maker, John Liu travelled the steppe for Earth Report to assess the chances for safeguarding the grassland ecosystem and a way of life the warriors of the great Khans would recognise.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.whatifwechange.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: initial; font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); " target="_blank">http://www.whatifwechange.org</a><br style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); " /> <span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">Produced by: John D, Liu for </span><a href="http://eempc.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: initial; font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); " target="_blank">EEMP</a><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "> </span><br style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); " /> <span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">Year: 2012</span><br style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); " /> <span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">Language: English </span></p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-14 11:45:24Sanitation challenges in urban slumshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1658<p> In Africa about the 60% of the population is living in slums. Its reported to be the least urbanized continent and recognized as one where the rate of urbanization is highest. To house all these new city dwellers, informal settlements in the peri-urban areas continue to develop and expand.</p> <p> The sanitation system is also very weak. The population requires improvement on drinking water and hygienic sanitary conditions. However, getting all these changes is very difficult for different reasons.</p> <p> The main research question of SCUSA project is: How to improve sanitation in urban slums, with emphasis on reducing the output of nutrients leaving the slum?</p> <p> UNESCO-IHE is joining forces with Makarere University from Kampala Uganda in this research in Africa slums by identify and implement low cost integrated sustainable solutions to provide water management in a typical slum area;</p> <p> Creating sustainable sanitation in slums on groundwater and surface water quantity and quality;</p> <p> Determining the financial, institutional, and sociological mechanisms or boundary conditions for successful implementation of sustainable solutions in these slums,  to end using the lessons learned in other urban areas.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.unesco-ihe.org/" target="_blank">http://www.unesco-ihe.org/</a><a href="http://www.unesco-ihe.org/SCUSA" target="_blank">SCUSA</a></p> <p> Produced by: Landmark Media Consultancy and Unesco -IHE</p> <p> Year: 2012?</p> <p> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-10 15:37:15Zimbabwe's Land Reform: voices from the field. Part 8http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1655<p>  </p> <p> Based on 10 years of research in Masvingo province and reported in the book, Zimbabwe's Land Reform: Myths and Realities, this series of 8 videos shows the experiences of some of the farmers who gained land following Zimbabwe's controversial land reform from 2000. These voices from the field demonstrate that there have been some successes, and that land reform has not been the disaster that is sometimes reported.</p> <p> In this part, when Mrs. Dauramanzi came to the Hippo Valley Sugar State in 2003, there was  just 17 hectares of cane to work with her family. Soon they discovered that it wasn´t  enough to live. The only way to survive then was reform and diversify the land. Some maize, new tractors, and the cattle gave this family more incomes, the efforts were succesful and the business is expanding.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://zimbabweland.net/">http://zimbabweland.net</a>?</p> <p> Produced by: Blasio Mavedzenge, Felix Murimbarimba, Ian Scoones?</p> <p> Year: 2011?</p> <p> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-10 10:07:35Zimbabwe's Land Reform: voices from the field. Part 7http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1654<p>  </p> <p> Based on 10 years of research in Masvingo province and reported in the book, Zimbabwe's Land Reform: Myths and Realities, this series of 8 videos shows the experiences of some of the farmers who gained land following Zimbabwe's controversial land reform from 2000. These voices from the field demonstrate that there have been some successes, and that land reform has not been the disaster that is sometimes reported.</p> <p> In this seventh part when Mr Nago went back to his  father´s farm after a few years abroad, he found 66 hectares of just bush, so starting to clean and replant the land with his family wasn´t an easy job.</p> <p> Sugarcane is one of the most important inputs in Zimbabwe so he will plant 3 hectares of cane that will produce around 20.000 USA dolars from it. This way he will not just  get more benefits but also contribute on improving the economy of  his country.</p> <br /> <p> More info: <a href="http://zimbabweland.net/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">http://zimbabweland.net</a><br /> Produced by: Blasio Mavedzenge, Felix Murimbarimba, Ian Scoones<br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-09 19:03:22water hidden in pizza margaritahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1651<p> Could making your own pizza save water? <br /> <br /> When you look at a pizza margherita you wouldn't think much water had gone into its production. In fact, there are many ways in which a pizza margherita uses water. High levels of water are needed to cultivate the tomatoes and to grow the crops that are fed to the dairy cows, which produce the milk for the mozzarella cheese. <br /> <br /> A good way to minimise the water impact of your pizza is to buy one made with organic tomatoes, which do not need nitrogen fertilizers. Or why not grow your own tomatoes and make a pizza from scratch and save on the water used in industrial tomato production?<br /> 1 pizza margherita = 1216 litres water = showering for 2.5 hours<br /> Assumptions:<br /> - pizza margherita weighing 725 g produced in Italy<br /> - showering for about 5 minutes = 40 litres</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.imagineallthewater.eu/EN" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; ">http://www.imagineallthewater.eu/EN</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.generationawake.eu/en" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">Generation Awake</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-09 17:41:20Water hidden in 1 t-shirthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1650<p>  </p> <div id="watch-description-clip" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; float: left; width: 390px; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "> <div id="watch-description-text" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "> <p id="eow-description" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "> Are your clothes already wet when you buy them? Yes, they are! <br /> <br /> Cotton is the most widely used natural fibre in the textile industry but its production has a major impact on water depletion and quality. Cotton is often grown and processed in arid regions outside of Europe where water is taken from rivers to grow cotton in places with naturally dry climates.<br /> <br /> It's easy to reduce your water footprint by simply buying fewer t-shirts or by replacing cotton clothes with clothes made from artificial fibres. Every time you wear an item of clothing you are improving its water efficiency so try to wear clothes as many times as possible before throwing them out. When you do dispose of them take them to your local recycling centre.<br /> 1 T-shirt = 2495 litres = flushing the toilet 250 times<br /> Assumptions:<br /> - T-shirt made of 100% cotton, weighing 250 g<br /> - flushing the toilet = 10 litres</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">  </p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "> More info: <a href="http://www.imagineallthewater.eu/EN" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; ">http://www.imagineallthewater.eu/EN</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.generationawake.eu/en" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">Generation Awake</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p> <div>  </div> </div> </div> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-09 17:17:59Living Waters - April - Pollutionhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1648<p> Storm water pollutes the Porirua Harbour. More than 70 stormwater outlets draining residential, commercial and industrial areas. Storm water is rainfall which runs off hard surfaces; roads, pavements, carparks and roofs and eventually into the harbour. Scientists regularly monitor the harbour for pollutants. Historically the harbour was also polluted with sewage from the old Porirua Hospital.</p> <p> More info: http:/<a href="http://www.livingwatersdoco.co.nz" target="_blank">/www.livingwatersdoco.co.nz</a>/<br /> Produced by: Pauatahanui Inlect Community Trust<br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-08 17:01:04Living Waters - February - Fishinghttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1647<p> Fishing is our window into the underwater world of the Porirua Harbour. Recreational fishermen now find their catches are limited and scientists explore the local ecosystem.</p> <p> More info: http://<a href="http://www.livingwatersdoco.co.nz" target="_blank">www.livingwatersdoco.co.nz/</a><br /> Produced by: Pauatahanui Inlect Community Trust<br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-08 16:43:08World Water Day 2012 - Water Stewardship EurActiv Workshophttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1646<p> Further to the 2007 European Commission's assessment of water scarcity and drought in the EU, the executive presented a set of policy options to increase water savings and to improve financing in existing sectoral policies. Five years later, the Commission is expected to table a 'Blueprint to Safeguard Europe's Water'.</p> <div> In advance of World Water Day 2012, Fondation EurActiv is pleased to invite you to a roundtable debate to explore answers to these questions.</div> <div> &bull; What can be the role of public and private investment in innovative, eco-efficient technologies in Europe? How can we better protect European water sources?</div> <div> &bull; By 2015, should water service professionals jointly with international associations representing all usages of water, issue appropriate guidelines for managing multiple resources, either surface or groundwater?</div> <div> &bull; How can we ensure sustainability throughout the entire industrial process, keeping in mind energy efficiency and water usage?</div> <div> &bull; How can we encourage water savings and efficiency? Is there a need for setting standards for water use in specific areas: agriculture, industry, etc.?<br /> More Info: <a href="http://www.euractiv.com" target="_blank">http://www.euractiv.com</a><br /> produced by: EurActiv<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br />  </div>TheWaterChannel2013-01-08 15:50:15Water Efficiency: What Role for Infrastructure? EurActiv Workshophttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1645<p> The European Commission is expected to issue a 'Blueprint for Safeguarding Europe's Water' in 2012. The aim of this policy initiative is to introduce a 'water-saving culture' in Europe building on the Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe. The paper will focus on increasing water savings, emphasising agriculture, water supply infrastructures and buildings.<br /> More Info: <a href="http://www.euractiv.com" target="_blank">http://www.euractiv.com</a> <br /> Produced by: EurActive<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-08 15:33:54Hadyn Parry: Re-engineering mosquitos to fight diseasehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1644<p>  </p> <p> There are 200-300 million cases of malaria and around100 million of dengue fever Worldwide each year according to The World Health Organization (WHO).</p> <p> Mosquitos breed their eggs in stagnat water, so rain and the puddles it creates are a fertil place for this insects. Hadyn Parry, is a Biotech entrepreneur who leads a science based on the genetically engineering of male mosquitos to make them sterile, and by releasing the insects into the wild, cut down on disease-carrying species.</p> <p> Lab-bred male mosquitos are provided with a gene that, when they mate with a female in the wild, either prevents the females from having offspring, or is passed on to the next generation of mosquitos, which then lives are shorter than average life- hopefully short enough to prevent it from biting and infecting anyone with dengue. "If you can control the numbers in the dry season, then you don&rsquo;t have an egg bank of mosquitoes when the rainy season starts,&rdquo; says Hadyn Parry.</p> <p>  </p> <p> TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.ted.com/speakers">http://www.ted.com/speakers</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.ted.com/">TED</a><br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-08 13:29:49Libya- Great Man Made River Projecthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1640<p> World's Largest Irrigation Project Ever.</p> <div> $70 Trillion worth of Fresh Water basins in libya - Libya's Blue gold </div> <div> * In Libya there are four major underground basins, these being the Kufra basin, the Sirte basin, the Morzuk basin and the Hamada basin, the first three of which contain combined reserves of 35,000 cubic kilometres of water. </div> <div> These vast reserves offer almost unlimited amounts of water for the Libyan people. </div> <div> * In the 1960s during oil exploration deep in the southern Libyan desert, vast reservoirs of high quality water were discovered in the form of aquifers. </div> <div> * Thus Gadaffi, started the construction for the Phase I of the $25 Billion "Great Man made River Project" in 1984. </div> <div> The Great Man-Made River (GMR) is a network of pipes that supplies water from the Sahara Desert in Libya, from the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System fossil aquifer. It is the world's largest irrigation project.</div> <div> As of now, almost all three phases has been finished by the Libyan administration .</div> <div> * It carries more than five million cubic metres of water per day across the desert to coastal areas, vastly increasing the amount of arable land. The cost of one cubic meter of water equals 35 cents. </div> <div> The cubic meter of desalinized water is $3.75. </div> <div> * Scientists estimate the amount of water to be equivalent to the flow of 200 years of water in the Nile River.</div> <div>  </div> <div> More Info: <a href="http://www.puretechltd.com" target="_blank">www.puretechltd.com</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.puretechltd.com" target="_blank">Pure Technologies</a> <br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English</div>TheWaterChannel2013-01-07 15:05:17Ludwick Marishane: A bath without waterhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1636<p> If you had to walk a mile for a jug of water every day, as millions of people do, it's unlikely you'd use that precious water to bathe. Young entrepreneur Ludwick Marishane tells the amazing, funny story of how he invented a cheap, clean and convenient solution: DryBath, the world's first bath-substituting lotion<br /> More info: http://www.ted.com/speakers<br /> Produced by: TED<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-03 20:43:13Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapeshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1635<p> What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.<br /> More info: http://www.ted.com/speakers<br /> Produced by: TED<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-03 20:31:05Vermont Becomes First State to Ban Natural Gas Frackinghttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1634<p> Vermont has become the first U.S. state to ban the natural gas drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. On Wednesday, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed the measure into law at a ceremony attended by environmentalists and a group of high school students who pushed for the ban.<br /> Gov. Peter Shumlin: "This bill will ensure we do not inject chemicals into groundwater in a desperate pursuit for energy. It is a big moment. I hope other states will follow us. The science on fracking is uncertain at best. Let the other states be the guinea pigs. Let the Green Mountain State preserve its clean water, its lakes, its rivers and its quality of life."</p> <div> <div> More info: www.democracynow.org</div> <div> Produced by: Democracy Now!</div> <div> Year: 2009</div> <div> Language: English</div> </div> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-03 20:12:22Riverkeeper Tours NYC Waterfront After Superstorm Sandy to Test for Contaminationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1633<p> Many of the East Coast's waste treatment plants failed during Superstorm Sandy, causing them to release thousands of gallons of raw sewage into the area's waterways. This mixed with other pollutants--like more than 330,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled near Arthur Kill, the waterway that separates New Jersey from Staten Island. In this video report Democracy Now! teams up with the watchdog group Riverkeeper to tour New York City's industrial waterfront four day after the storm. They find mixed results from water samples taken along the way. The piece is produced by Democracy Now!'s Renée Feltz and Sam Alcoff, and filmmaker Sara Kinney.</p> <br /> <div> More info: www.democracynow.org</div> <div> Produced by: Democracy Now!</div> <div> Year: 2009</div> <div> Language: English</div>TheWaterChannel2013-01-03 20:04:12Anuradha Mittal of Oakland Institute on Understanding Land Investmenthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1632<p> DemocracyNow.org - A new report raises questions about the connection of Harvard, Vanderbilt and other U.S. universities to European financial interests buying or leasing vast areas of African farmland. Called "Understanding Land Investment Deals in Africa," the report by the Oakland Institute claims farmers in Africa are being driven off their lands to make way for new industrial farming projects backed by hedge funds seeking profits and foreign countries looking for cheap food. Democracy Now! interviews Anuradha Mittal, the executive director of the Oakland Institute. "We have heard about the role of these private hedge funds in food speculation and speculation of food prices because they control commodities" says Mittal. "But when they start buying even the means of production, they control labor, large tracks of land, they control water, it is the kind of vertical integration of the food system we have never seen before."<br /> More info: http://www.democracynow.org<br /> Produced by: Democracy Now!<br /> Year: 2009<br /> Language: English<br />  </p>TheWaterChannel2013-01-03 19:41:41The Way Forward - Water use efficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa (Full)http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1631<p> <span mce_style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px;" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px;">Greater use of Sub-Saharan Africa's ample water resources would substantially boost the production of food and export crops. As climate change threatens the livelihoods of farmers dependent on rain-fed agriculture, efficient irrigation is needed more than ever. Yet past schemes have failed due to poor planning, patchy consultation and insufficient maintenance.<br /> More Info: <a href="http://agripolicyoutreach.org/research-paper/" mce_href="http://agripolicyoutreach.org/research-paper/" target="_blank">http://agripolicyoutreach.org</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://cloud2.gdnet.org/cms.php?id=gdn_development_research" target="_blank">GDN</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</span></p>TheWaterChannel2012-12-31 16:44:11Making Networks Workhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1630<p> Water Resource Management is a multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary undertaking. It has to do with a large variety of actors and dynamic, ever-changing contexts.</p> <p> This is also reflected in the width and variety of capacity building requirements for water management. Organisations that deliver capacity should be structured in a way that matches up to these requirements. What could such a structure look like? Experiences with <a href="http://www.cap-net.org" target="_blank">Cap-Net</a> suggest that building 'Networks of Networks' could be the way to go.  </p> <p> This video examines what goes into the network approach to water sector capacity building, and why it is relevant to the present and the future.</p> <p> <font face="arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 16.988636016845703px;">More info: </span></font><span style="font-size: 12px;"><a href="http://www.cap-net.org/" target="_blank">http://www.cap-net.org/</a> <br /> Produced by: TheWaterChannel<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Global</span></p>TheWaterChannel2012-12-31 16:24:47Rwanda-Emerging in a Changing Climatehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1629<p> When European colonial powers left Rwanda, the country was left with a society in strife and in many divisions. This led to the darkest period of Rwandan history- the genocide of 1994.</p> <p> A new generation of Rwandans now seeks to put that part of the past behind them.  One of the fastest growing economies in the world, the country is now developing its institutional base and legal frameworks. Among other things, this forward looking vision translates into building mechanisms at every level of governance to address the challenges of climate change. On that front, the young nation state holds many lessons for the rest of the world.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.whatifwechange.org" target="_blank">http://www.whatifwechange.org</a><br /> Produced by: John D, Liu for <a href="http://eempc.org/" target="_blank">EEMP</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Various, with English subtitles</p>TheWaterChannel2012-12-18 09:56:41Controlled Micro Environments: For saving water and improving yieldhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1628<p> Pingshun, in Shanxi province (China) is the home of the 'Pricky Ash,' a thorny scrub grown for its peppers, used in the famously hot Sichuan dishes.</p> <p> Production got a major boost in 2006, when the local government introduced the use of mesh tents. In 2012, the use of suspended micro-sprinklers was introduced in the mesh-tents. This has helped considerably in controlling the problem of aphids (lice), reducing the need for pesticide use and improving the quality of the harvest.</p> <p> This example highlights that besides saving water, pressurized irrigation systems- such as drip and sprinklers- go a long way towards increasing yield and improving quality. In fact, the latter might be the more important of their functions.</p> <p> <em>(This initiative is a pilot was supported under ADB-Grant 0188-PRC Climate Change Adaptation through Groundwater Management and is implemented through the Shanxi Integrated Agricultural Development Office.)</em></p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/thewaterplaza/the-water-blog/129-controlled-micro-environments" target="_blank">TheWaterBlog/Controlled Micro-Irrigation</a> <br /> Produced by: Frank van Steenbergen<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Various (English subtitles)</p>TheWaterChannel2012-12-13 19:39:57Women of Gobihttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1627<p> This video shows how community organizations formed by pastoral communities in the Mongolian Gobi Desert are contributing to greater democracy and better Natural Resource Management in the region. Headed largely by women, these organizations are filling up the vacuum of institutions for Natural Resource Management, that was created following the collapse of the Communist regime in 1990.</p> <p> Supported by the German government, the formation of community organizations was facilitated through the use of Participatory Learning and Action tools. The process was immensely helpful in removing mistrust between the communities and federal government authorities in charge, that developed when the latter was marking pastoral lands for designation as national parks. Now, the communities work with government authorities in protecting the national parks. This also makes them more secure about their rights to access those lands.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.whatifwechange.org" target="_blank">http://www.whatifwechange.org</a><br /> Produced by: John D, Liu for <a href="http://eempc.org/" target="_blank">EEMP</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Various, with English subtitles</p>TheWaterChannel2012-12-13 16:57:41TANA DELTA DIALOGUEhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1626<p> The Tana Delta in Kenya is at a turning point. Designated as a Ramsar site since October 2012, the wetland is facing many challenges: is there enough land and water to accommodate all the projects envisaged while main- taining existing livelihoods and biodiversity? Can a solution to the conflict and resource issues be found? How can a truly inclusive management planning process be initiated and concluded? Important decisions about its future are pending but unfortunately there is a lack of understanding and appreciation of its val- ues and functions to guide decision making. There are also knowledge gaps to address. Collecting additional information on this complex system and exchanging scientific and local knowledge with the civil society, local users and to decision-makers, is the challenge that the Kenyan Wetland Biodi- versity Research Group (KENWEB) have set themselves. KENWEB is composed of Kenyan and European scientists from the National Museums of Kenya (NMK), the University of Nairobi, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Laikipia Wildlife Forum (LWF), the French Institute of Research for Development (IRD), KU Leuven, UNESCO-IHE. This is a production of a workshop that initiates a series of dialogues between researchers, decision makers and local stakeholders concerning key issues in the Tana Delta. Water management, land tenure and wetland management planning issues were debated.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://ramadhankhamis.com/" target="_blank">http://www.ramadhankhamis.com/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://ramadhankhamis.com/" target="_blank">Ramadhan Khamis</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Various, with English subtitles and voiceover</p>TheWaterChannel2012-12-05 20:45:08THE SHIFT FROM TOBACCO FARMING IN MALAWIhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1624<p> More info: <a href="http://www.agra-alliance.org/" target="_blank">http://www.agra-alliance.org/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.agra-alliance.org/" target="_blank">AGRA</a> / <a href="http://ramadhankhamis.com/" target="_blank">Ramadhan Khamis</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Various, with English subtitles and voiceover</p>TheWaterChannel2012-12-05 05:15:33SOIL HEALTH PROJECT IN MALAWIhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1623<p> More info: <a href="http://www.agra-alliance.org/" target="_blank">http://www.agra-alliance.org/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.agra-alliance.org/" target="_blank">AGRA</a> / <a href="http://ramadhankhamis.com/" target="_blank">Ramadhan Khamis</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Various, with English subtitles and voiceover</p>TheWaterChannel2012-12-05 05:14:19WATER HACKATHON IN NAIROBI, KENYAhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1622<p> More info: <a href="http://ramadhankhamis.com/" target="_blank">http://www.ramadhankhamis.com/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://ramadhankhamis.com/" target="_blank">Ramadhan Khamis</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Various, with English subtitles and voiceover</p>TheWaterChannel2012-12-05 04:24:43ERS: The Impact of the cut flowers industry in Kenyahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1621<p> (FULL PRODUCTION IN PROGRESS)</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://ramadhankhamis.com/" target="_blank">http://www.ramadhankhamis.com/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://ramadhankhamis.com/" target="_blank">Ramadhan Khamis</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Various, with English subtitles and voiceover</p>TheWaterChannel2012-12-05 04:23:08SANITATION MARKETING IN RURAL TANZANIAhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1620<p> More info: <a href="http://ramadhankhamis.com/" target="_blank">http://ramadhankhamis.com/</a><br /> Produced by:  <a href="http://ramadhankhamis.com/" target="_blank">Ramadhan Khamis</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Various, with English subtitles and voiceover</p>TheWaterChannel2012-12-05 04:21:03Rainwater Capture Introductionhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1618<p> Billy Kniffen explains a brief overview of rainwater harvesting and its importance.</p> <p> More Info: <a href="http://rainwaterharvesting.tamu.edu/" target="_blank">http://rainwaterharvesting.tamu.edu/ </a> <br /> Produced by: TexasRWH<br /> Year: 2010<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-12-04 15:04:09Zimbabwe's Land Reform: Voices from the Field (Part 6)http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1617<p> Based on 10 years of research in Masvingo province and reported in the book, Zimbabwe's Land Reform: Myths and Realities, this series of 8 videos shows the experiences of some of the farmers who gained land following Zimbabwe's controversial land reform from 2000. These voices from the field demonstrate that there have been some successes, and that land reform has not been the disaster that is sometimes reported.</p> <p> In the sixth part, Mrs. J. Musiiwa, a young entrepreneurial farmer, talks about how she has been able to do well for herself through &lsquo;market gardening.&rsquo; She uses this term to mean growing crops like sweet potatoes, groundnuts and beans that are high-value crops in the local markets and also find demand in South Africa.</p> <p> Mrs. Musiiwa got land for her garden when President Robert Mugabe began his fast-track land reforms. &ldquo;We came here on 2000, when the land became available to everyone,&rdquo; she says.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://zimbabweland.net" target="_blank">http://zimbabweland.net</a><br /> Produced by: Blasio Mavedzenge, Felix Murimbarimba, Ian Scoones<br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-12-04 10:01:28Zimbabwe's Land Reform: Voices from the Field (Part 5)http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1616<p> Based on 10 years of research in Masvingo province and reported in the book, Zimbabwe's Land Reform: Myths and Realities, this series of 8 videos shows the experiences of some of the farmers who gained land following Zimbabwe's controversial land reform from 2000. These voices from the field demonstrate that there have been some successes, and that land reform has not been the disaster that is sometimes reported.</p> <p> In this part, Mr. and Mrs. Chidhangure talk about how their livelihoods took a positive turn since they settled &lsquo;informally&rsquo; on government-acquired land in 2000. The Zimbabwean government recognized farming settlers such as this couple, with government enterprises procuring cotton and maize from them. This has boosted the income and prosperity. </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://zimbabweland.net" target="_blank">http://zimbabweland.net</a><br /> Produced by: Blasio Mavedzenge, Felix Murimbarimba, Ian Scoones<br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-12-04 10:00:09A Force to be Reckoned Withhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1614<p> Students at Grover Cleveland High School (Reseda, CA) have coordinated with students at the GCE Program in Jalalabad, Afghanistan to explore the issue of Water - necessary to life, and sometimes - destroying it.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.mythicchallenges.com/gallery/" target="_blank">http://www.mythicchallenges.com/gallery/ </a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.mythicchallenges.com/gallery/" target="_blank">Mythic Challenges</a><br /> Year : 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-12-03 15:49:00Water: Use it don't abuse ithttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1613<p> Students at Grover Cleveland High School (Reseda, CA) have coordinated with students at the GCE Program in Jalalabad, Afghanistan to explore the issue of Water. How do people use - or abuse - this vital resource?</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.mythicchallenges.com" target="_blank">www.mythicchallenges.com</a><br /> Produced by: Cleveland High School<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-12-03 14:31:04Busingahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1612<p> This participatory video which was made in South Kivu, Congo DRC is part of an IUCN NL learning trajectory aimed at reinforcing the relationship between ecology and development through the use of audiovisual media in capacity building.</p> <p> The forest of Businga in South-Kivu, Congo DRC, has gradually disappeared since the 1980s. Around 15.000 people depend on the area for their daily survival. This film was made by local people and shows the impact of the loss of the forest on their livelihoods, as well as their urge for a sustainable future.</p> <p> How do local people perceive the relationship between ecology and development in the areas where they live? What is the impact of the destruction of the environment on their livelihoods? To find answers to these questions, the Ecosystem Grants Programme (EGP) of IUCN NL started a learning trajectory on the use of audiovisual media for capacity building. The programme intends to enable its partners and local beneficiaries to tell their own story about the sustainable use and conservation of ecosystems, biodiversity, local livelihoods and development, to stimulate a constructive dialogue between stakeholders and to assist local communities and civil society organizations in finding solutions to their problems through integrated conservation and development approaches.</p> <p> As a first step in the learning trajectory, IUCN NL together with local partner organizations trained and encouraged a diverse group of local stakeholders in two degraded natural areas in East Congo to make their own films and to share their views and opinions, problems and possible solutions to the wider world. On the basis of these participatory videos IUCN NL is in the process of developing a number of educational films, which form part of a complete toolkit, including film projection equipment. The films are to be used by local organizations during community-based sensitization sessions in eastern DRC (and other countries) to open up discussion with community members on alternative and sustainable ways of managing their ecosystem. The educational films will be accompanied by a moderation guide that will help the animators to address the right questions and link the debate back to the images and issues shown in the films. This will help to stimulate a constructive dialogue between the community members, the IUCN partner organizations and other (international) organizations active in the region or working on similar issues in different parts of the world.</p> <p> More info: imke.gilsing[at]iucn[dot]nl,<br /> tina.lain[at]iucn[dot]nl,<br /> <a href="http://tina.lain@iucn.nl" target="_blank">www.whatifwechange.org</a> <br /> Produced by: The community of Ishamba<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: (English subtitles)</p>TheWaterChannel2012-12-03 11:50:52Rwanda- Forests of Hopehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1611<p> Rwanda's National Forest Policy, winner of the Future Policy Award 2011, is restoring the country's degraded land and transforming what were once called the 'forests beyond hope' to forests of hope.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://faowashington.org/rwanda-us-and-gambia-win-forest-policy-awards.html" target="_blank">http://faowashington.org/rwanda-us-and-gambia-win-forest-policy-awards.html</a> / <a href="http://www.whatifwechange.org" target="_blank">http://www.whatifwechange.org</a><br /> Produced by: John D, Liu for <a href="http://eempc.org/" target="_blank">EEMP</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Various, with English subtitles<br />  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-30 16:36:54TESE-EWB Bafatá Misti Iagu Project (Guinea-Bissau) – Dochttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1610<p> This project promoted by TESE-EWB aimed at ensuring sustainable access to improved water source for the population of the City of Bafatá in Guinea-Bissau.</p> <div>  </div> <div> Who did the Project BENEFIT?</div> <div> Before the intervention of TESE-ESF only about 20% of the 28,067 inhabitants of the city Bafatá had access to improved water sources. This Project directly benefited the population of Bafatá, increasing the current access to water in a sustainable and safer way to about 45% of the population, roughly 13,375 women and men.</div> <div>  </div> <div> In addition to rehabilitating the water supply infrastructure, our approach furthermore focused on the definition and implementation (with our partner ASPAAB) of an improved water supply management model, which allows the local partner to ensure its feasibility and sustainability.</div> <div> Who FUNDED the project and who IMPLEMENTED it</div> <div> The total cost of 436,409 EUR was funded by the European Commission (&euro;324,786), Portuguese Cooperation (&euro;93,123), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (12,500&euro;) and TESE (6,000&euro;).</div> <div>  </div> <div> The project is promoted by TESE, through its program Engineers Without Borders (TESE-ESF) in partnership with the Association for Basic Sanitation, Water Protection and Environment in Bafatá (ASPAAB) - organization to whom the Government of Guinea-Bissau transferred responsibility for management of water supply in the City of Bafatá and the Regional Water Resources Delegacy in Bafatá (DRRH-B). The project also has the support of EPAL - Empresa Portuguesa das Águas Livres, SA.</div> <div> <br /> Who is TESE-EWB</div> <div> TESE &ndash; Development Association is a Portuguese NGO established in 2002 that seeks to create and implement innovative responses that best promote social development, equal opportunities and quality of life. Engineers Without Borders (TESE-ESF) is the unit of TESE dedicated to International Development, focusing on the thematic areas of Environment and Development, through the promotion of social entrepreneurship and sustainable access to services and social infrastructures in the sectors of Water, Sanitation, Energy, Waste, Agriculture and Technology.</div> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.tese.org.pt/" target="_blank">www.tese.org.pt</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.juicylime.org/" target="_blank">Juicy.lime</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-30 16:28:15TESE-ESF Projecto Bafatá Misti Iagu (Guiné-Bissau) – Teaserhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1609<p> O OBJECTIVO do projecto<br /> Este projecto promovido pela TESE-ESF teve por objectivo assegurar um acesso sustentável a fonte melhorada de água para a população da Cidade de Bafatá na Guiné-Bissau.</p> <div> Quem BENEFICIOU com o Projecto</div> <div> Antes da intervenção da TESE-ESF apenas cerca de 20% dos 28.067 habitantes da Cidade de Bafatá possuía acesso a fontes de água melhoradas. O Projecto Bafatá Misti Iagu beneficiou directamente a população de Bafatá, fazendo com que actualmente cerca de 45% da população, ou seja cerca de 13.375 mulheres e homens, passem a ter acesso a água de forma sustentável e mais segura.</div> <div> Para além de reabilitar as infra-estruturas de abastecimento de água, a nossa abordagem centrou-se também na definição e implementação (com o parceiro ASPAAB) de um modelo melhorado de gestão do abastecimento, que permita ao parceiro local assegurar o seu funcionamento de forma viável e sustentável.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Quem FINANCIOU e quem IMPLEMENTOU o projecto</div> <div> O custo total de 436.409&euro; foi financiado pela Comissão Europeia (324.786&euro;), Instituto Português de Apoio ao Desenvolvimento (93.123&euro;), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (12.500&euro;) e a TESE (6.000&euro;).</div> <div> O projecto é promovido pela TESE, através do seu programa Engenheiros Sem Fronteiras (TESE-ESF), em parceria com a Associação de Saneamento Básico, Protecção da Água e Ambiente de Bafatá (ASPAAB) &ndash; organização a quem o Estado Guineense transferiu a responsabilidade pela gestão do abastecimento de água na Cidade de Bafatá e a Delegacia Regional de Recursos Hídricos de Bafatá (DRRH-B). O projecto conta ainda com o apoio da EPAL &ndash; Empresa Portuguesa das Águas Livres, SA.</div> <div> O que é a TESE-ESF</div> <div> A TESE &ndash; Associação para o desenvolvimento é uma ONGD portuguesa criada em 2002, que procura criar e implementar respostas inovadoras que melhor promovem o desenvolvimento social, a igualdade de oportunidades e a qualidade de vida. O Programa Engenheiros Sem Fronteiras (TESE-ESF) é a unidade da TESE dedicada ao Desenvolvimento Internacional, que foca a sua intervenção nas áreas temáticas do Ambiente e Desenvolvimento, através da promoção do empreendedorismo social e do acesso sustentável a serviços e infra-estruturas sociais nos sectores da Água, Saneamento, Energia, Resíduos, Agricultura, Tecnologia.</div> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.tese.org.pt/" target="_blank">www.tese.org.pt</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.juicylime.org/" target="_blank">Juicy.lime</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Portugese</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-30 16:27:31Natabar Sarangi - The Sourcehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1608<p> Natabar continues to find, save and share his indigenous rice seed with local farmers. To date he has managed to re-introduce over 350 varieties.</p> <div> But it&rsquo;s not just about the indigenous rice seed of India or about the survival of a sustainable agriculture system with the knowledge of over ten thousand years.</div> <div>  </div> <div> It's about a global phenomenon taking place where a non-sustainable system systematically destroys a sustainable one, where short term profit has the power to overwhelm common sense and the consciousness of many millions, where progress is not progress but the wanton destruction of an eco-system and environment we will never be able to replace.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Natabar Sarangi is just one of a growing number of farmers throughout the world who realise that if we do not begin to repair the damage taking place to our agricultural systems and our environment, we will lose not just our cultural identity but our fundamental right to a truly sustainable system of food security.</div> <div>  </div> <div> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">More info: </span><a href="http://www.devinder-sharma.blogspot.nl/" target="_blank">http://www.devinder-sharma.blogspot.nl/</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: initial; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" target="_blank">The Source Project</a> / <a href="http://www.chintangohil.com/Site/home.html" target="_blank">Chintan Gohil</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Year: 2010</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Language: Bangla and English (English subtitles)</span></div>TheWaterChannel2012-11-30 12:08:37Zimbabwe's Land Reform: Voices from the Field (Part 4)http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1606<p> Based on 10 years of research in Masvingo province and reported in the book, Zimbabwe's Land Reform: Myths and Realities, this series of 8 videos shows the experiences of some of the farmers who gained land following Zimbabwe's controversial land reform from 2000. These voices from the field demonstrate that there have been some successes, and that land reform has not been the disaster that is sometimes reported.</p> <p> In Part 4 of this series, Mr. Kondongwe talks about his largely positive experiences as beneficiary of a rural resettlement program. He moved from a mountaneous region where agriculture was difficult, to one where he could grow 4.5 tonnes of maize last year.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">More info: </span><a href="http://zimbabweland.net/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: initial; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" target="_blank">http://zimbabweland.net</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Produced by: Blasio Mavedzenge, Felix Murimbarimba, Ian Scoones</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Year: 2011</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Language: English</span></p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-29 11:11:15Traditional Spate Irrigation Practices in Raya Valleyhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1605<p> <strong>Full Title: Traditional Spate Irrigation Practices in Raya Valley, Tigray, Ethiopia (The Guguf and Wejig Wadis)</strong></p> <p> <em>"Floods are not always a hazard. They may also sustain aquatic life and riverine biodiversity, recharge aquifers, enrich soilds and in some of the world's poorest areas they are the main source of irrigation</em>.&rdquo; -- Global Water Partnership (2000) 'Toward water security: a framework for action.</p> <p> Spate irrigation is the art and science of managing floods for irrigation. It is unique to arid and semi-arid environments, found in the Middle East, North Africa, West Asia, East Africa and parts of Latin America.</p> <p> Large parts of Ethiopia&rsquo;s northern Tigray and Afar regional states are arid/ semi-arid. The annual floods there are crucial to irrigation and agricultural output. This video depicts how spate irrigation structures in the region work, and some of the activities that go into their maintenance during the off season.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.spate-irrigation.org" target="_blank">www.spate-irrigation.org</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.spate-irrigation.org/" target="_blank">Spate Irrigation Network</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Tigrinia with English subtitles</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-28 09:37:36DN! UN Warns of "Silent Tsunami of Hunger" in Global Food Crisishttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1604<p> As US and Other Wealthy Nations Slash Aid, UN Warns of "Silent Tsunami of Hunger" in Global Food Crisis The UN World Food Program is calling the current global food crisis a silent tsunami of hunger. The WFP warned that more than 40 million people will have their food rations reduced or eliminated because of the drastic aid cuts. Democracy Now speaks with award-winning Indian journalist, writer and activist Devinder Sharma.<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://www.democracynow.org/" target="_blank">www.democracynow.org</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.democracynow.org/" target="_blank">Democracy Now</a>!<br /> Year: 2009<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-28 09:37:25IJsselclip5-Geboren en Gebonden aan Waterhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1603<p> Hoe Ruimte voor de Rivier Deventer de bevolking informeert over en betrekt bij het project middels educatie en kunst.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.wgs.nl/veilige_dijken/ruimte_voor_de" target="_blank">www.wgs.nl</a> and <a href="http://www.lechapeau.nl" target="_blank">www.lechapeau.nl</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.lechapeau.nl/" target="_blank">Le Chapeau - Paul van Agten</a> for <a href="http://www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl/" target="_blank">Rijkswaterstaat, Ruimte voor de Rivier</a><br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: Dutch</p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-28 00:21:47Water Policies for People, by David Zetlandhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1602<p> Economist and water expert David Zetland (Wageingen University, The Netherlands) covers some basic analytics for the economics of water.</p> <p> More info: on <a href="http://www.aguanomics.com/" target="_blank">Aguanomics</a> Blog, <a href="http://mruniversity.com/" target="_blank">Marginal Revolution University</a><br /> Produced by: David Zetland and Marginal Revolution University <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-26 14:15:17Zimbabwe's Land Reform: Voices from the Field (Part 3)http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1601<p> Based on 10 years of research in Masvingo province and reported in the book, Zimbabwe's Land Reform: Myths and Realities, this series of 8 videos shows the experiences of some of the farmers who gained land following Zimbabwe's controversial land reform from 2000. These voices from the field demonstrate that there have been some successes, and that land reform has not been the disaster that is sometimes reported.</p> <p> In this part,  Mrs. Mazando shares her story of how she could start her cattle ranch on land she got as part of the land reform programme.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">More info: </span><a href="http://zimbabweland.net/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: initial; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" target="_blank">http://zimbabweland.net</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Produced by: Blasio Mavedzenge, Felix Murimbarimba, Ian Scoones</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Year: 2011</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;" /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Language: English</span></p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-26 12:43:03Living Waters - November - The Industrial Catchmenthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1600<p> Porirua Harbour industrial catchment extends south from the Onepoto arm to Johnsonville. Porirua stream flows industrial, commercial and residential areas. </p> <p> (The wetland at Pauatahanui, where Pauatahanui Stream enters the Pauatahanui Inlet, is the largest remaining estuarine wetland in the lower North Island, and the Pauatahanui Wildlife Reserve has been established to protect the Inlet's environment and to restore damaged areas.)</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.livingwatersdoco.co.nz/" target="_blank">http://www.livingwatersdoco.co.nz/ </a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://pict.org.nz/" target="_blank">Pauatahanui Inlect Community Trust</a><br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English</p> <div>  </div>TheWaterChannel2012-11-25 23:14:23Grace: Tracking water from spacehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1596<p> NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) is an audacious mission to track the impact of climate change on the planet's vast tracts of freshwater, saltwater, and ice. GRACE's pair of satellites responds to the gravitational pull of these massive stores, effectively "weighing" Earth's shifting water resources month by month. The satellites can detect where water is accumulating and drying up on a grand scale&mdash;data that were unavailable before. GRACE's unprecedented view of our water planet could prove critical in the effort to anticipate and manage the consequences of climate change for people worldwide.</p> <p> More info: http://www.amnh.org/sciencebulletins/index.php?sid=e.f.GRACE.20090717</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WeighingWater/" target="_blank">http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WeighingWater/</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.amnh.org/" target="_blank">American Museum of Natural History</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-22 19:25:33Groundwater Video on Nasdaq Displayhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1595<p> NASDAQ Display shows a video depicting "Seasonal and Long-term Changes in Groundwater Levels." Time Square NYC 3/9/2012</p> <p> More info: <br /> Produced by: Jay Famiglietti<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: None</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-22 19:24:07Last Call at the Oasis (2012) - Clip (feat. Jack Black)http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1594<p> More info: <a href="http://www.lastcallattheoasis.com/" target="_blank">http://www.lastcallattheoasis.com/</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.lastcallattheoasis.com/#filmmakers" target="_blank">Various</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-22 19:17:43LAST CALL AT THE OASIS-Jay Famigliettihttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1593<p> Unknown</p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-22 19:15:29Cold weather irrigation in Lishi County, Chinahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1592<p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">With demand for fruit and vegetables increasing all over China, greenhouses have made an appearance in more unlikely, cold weather areas such as Lishi county in the mountain areas of Shanxi. However, the water available for irrigation in these areas is often too cold to for the purpose (below 10 degrees). </span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Professor Fan Guishang with a team of students from from Tanjuan University of Technology have developed a simple, effective system of heating the water diverted to the greenhouses. This involves drawing water from a relatively warm source (such as an underground spring) and storing it in a shallow pit inside the greenhouse.</span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">This technique is known to have  enable farmers to grow a third crop in greenhouses. The costs are usually recovered within the first year.</span></p> <p> <em>(This initiative is a pilot was supported under ADB-Grant 0188-PRC Climate Change Adaptation through Groundwater Management and is implemented through the Shanxi Integrated Agricultural Development Office.)</em></p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/thewaterplaza/the-water-blog/125-cold-weather-irrigation" target="_blank">TheWaterBlog/ColdWeatherIrrigation</a> <br /> Produced by: Frank van Steenbergen<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Various (English subtitles)</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-21 18:57:03A River And Its Damshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1591<p> More than 140 dams are currently planned, under construction or commissioned for different rivers in the basin. If constructed, this will radically alter the basin&rsquo;s hydrology, its ecology and, consequently, the lives of millions who depend upon it. How can Dams be built to minimize these social and environmental impacts?  This short looks at three different dams. The Xayabouli dams which officially broke ground in November 2012. The Namtheun Hin Boun Expansion Project which is considered a well implemented dam. Finally, the Don Sahong which is still in the planning stage.</p> <p>  </p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323"> More info: <a href="http://mekongcitizen.org/"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #053bee">www.mekongcitizen.org</span></a><br /> Produced by: Douglas Varchol with funding support from CPWF, IUCN and Sida<br /> <span style="color: #000000">Year: 2012<br /> Language: English, various<br /> Region: Vietnam</span></p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-21 01:52:12Life On The Lower Sesanhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1590<p> Just South of Laos, in the Northeast Corner of Cambodia, the Mekong&rsquo;s most important tributary river system can be found. Known as the &ldquo;3S&rdquo; River Basin, it is made up of the Sesan, Sekong and Srepok Rivers. For the Communities that live there, these rivers are the primary source of food and income. However, the Lower Sesan II Dam could significantly alter their livelihoods and the ecosystem as a whole. If built it along will be responsible for some 9% of predicted fisheries decline from Dam construction in the Mekong. This short explores communities&rsquo; struggle to be involved in the proposed dams&rsquo; development.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.iucn.org/" target="_blank">http://www.iucn.org/</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.iucn.org/">International Union for Conservation of Nature</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Various</p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-21 01:51:35How sweet is Tana's Sugar?http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1589<p> Journalist Joseph Abuje finds out whether the proposed sugar cane projects in the Tana Delta will be an economic opportunity for local communities or a humanitarian and ecological disaster.</p> <p> He starts in Kipini where the Tana river enters the Indian ocean and travel upstream to learn about the effects of the sugar factory on the people and the ecology. He interviews fishermen, pastoralists, villagers, sugar cane outgrowers and displaced people along his journey.<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://www.tanariverdelta.org" target="_blank">www.tanariverdelta.org</a><br /> Produced by: Adrian Seymour<br /> Year: 2010<br /> Language: English subtitles<br /> <br />  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-19 09:48:44System Ery in rural Tamil Nadu - Indiahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1588<p> A big "tank" of things to learn with Dr. Sekhar Raghavan, in Kolathur, rural India. The video explains how the Ery system, a traditional rain water harvesting system, works. The runoff is collected in a large water body and is later on used for cultivation purposes. When the first water body fills up the overlow passes the water on towards the next.</p> <p> More info:<br /> Produced by: Edo Passarella<br /> Year: 2007<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-15 15:36:46Trees for Urban Livelihood- Seeds of the mother tree - Hongey as Biofuelhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1587<p> The urban poor seek many ways of earning money. One such is collecting seeds from the Pongaemia tree. The seeds fall from the tree during the months of March, April and May. The tree is incredibly fecund and upto 300 kgs of seeds may fall from a single grown tree. The seeds sell for Rs 12 a kg and even Rs 18 a kg if collected by the quintal. People like Mariamma who works as a domestic help, pick up 4 to 5 kgs a day and supplement their income by Rs 50 to Rs 60 a day. Planting the Pongaemia on the roadside makes eminent sense as the tree is a native, establishes itself well and requires very less water. The leaves are extremely good as manure and add nitrogen to the soil and the shade is luxurious.<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://www.rainwaterclub.org/" target="_blank">www.rainwaterclub.org</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/zenrainman" target="_blank">Zenrainman</a><br /> Year:<br /> Language: English subtitles<br />  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-14 12:10:17Zimbabwe's Land Reform: voices from the field. Part 2http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1586<p> Based on 10 years of research in Masvingo province and reported in the book, Zimbabwe's Land Reform: Myths and Realities, this series of 8 videos shows the experiences of some of the farmers who gained land following Zimbabwe's controversial land reform from 2000. These voices from the field demonstrate that there have been some successes, and that land reform has not been the disaster that is sometimes reported.</p> <p> In this second part Mr Rwafa shares his story from being a shoe designer to becoming a farmer. He now owns 28 hectares of land of which 15 hectares is cultivated.<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://zimbabweland.net" target="_blank">http://zimbabweland.net</a><br /> Produced by: Blasio Mavedzenge, Felix Murimbarimba, Ian Scoones<br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-13 12:19:40The Miracle Water Villagehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1585<p> As the world reels under the threat of unrelenting climate change, erratic monsoons and fast depleting groundwater reserves, The Miracle Water Village narrates the inspirational story of impoverished farming community in India that reversed its fortunes through its visionary model of water management.</p> <p> Lying in one of the worst drought-prone regions of India, the village of Hiware Bazar battled many decades of sparse rain and failed crops. However, 20 years ago, the entire village came together to script a silent revolution by designing a rainwater-harvesting model that saved every drop of the scanty rain they received.</p> <p> Today, the village is literally an oasis in the middle of the desert, boasting of bumper harvests, dairy co-operatives, millionaire families and visionary farmers. Hiware Bazar still receives the scanty amount of rainfall it used to in the heart of its most trying years, but what has changed is the way it has managed its water and created a miracle with this most precious liquid resource!<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://www.blackticketfilms.com" target="_blank">www.blackticketfilms.com</a> or <a href="http://www.facebook.com/blackticketfilms" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/blackticketfilms</a><br /> Directed by: Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh<br /> Produced by: The British High Commission and The British Council<br /> Year: 2010<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-12 10:15:29Mazhapolima participatory well recharge programme, Thrissur, Keralahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1583<p> Mazhapolima is a community-based well recharge programme, initiated by the Thrissur District Administration. The programme aims to (eventually) recharge about 4.5 lakh dug wells in the district, through community awareness and action. It is driven by the District Collector, Mr. Kurian Baby, who strongly advocates sustainable, local development & innovation.<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://www.indiawaterportal.org/node/27451" target="_blank">http://www.indiawaterportal.org/node/27451</a><br /> Produced by: Mazhapolima Team<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Malayalam with English subtitles</p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-09 14:59:39Twisted Water Gameshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1581<p> Peripheral Tunnels -- what a good idea! Let's re-plumb the Sacramento River so that precious fresh water isn't wasted when it flows through the Delta and out under the Golden Gate Bridge. Let's build massively huge tunnels to redirect that water to those poor family farmers in the Westlands Water District to make their wet dream a reality. Thomas Birmingham, the General Manager of Westlands says that he cannot name a single entity in his irrigation district that can be called "corporate agriculture" -- just family farms in Westlands. He said it on the PBS News Hour so it must be true. Viewers of this new Salmon Water Now video may be shocked to learn that we don't want to see Westlands disappear. The reality is that California needs both healthy runs of wild salmon and agriculture. But we don't need those tunnels. Governor Jerry Brown's now famous statement of intent, "I just want to get shit done" is the answer to the constant drumbeat for more water for Westlands. But it is not the answer to California's water challenges and it is most definitely not the answer for salmon or the Delta. This video lays out the one indisputable fact about Westlands and why it's time they join the growing chorus of voices saying NO to building the tunnels. That won't happen, of course, but Salmon Water Now will keep reminding those Westlands family farmers that they need to stop and re-think their support for the tunnels.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://salmonwaternow.org/" target="_blank">http://salmonwaternow.org/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://salmonwaternow.org/" target="_blank">Salmon Water Now</a><br /> Language: English<br /> Year: 2012</p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-08 15:36:41Risking the River?http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1580<p> The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) has achieved a lot since its establishment in 1999. For the first time ever, NBI has provided Nile riparian countries an all-inclusive platform for dialogue, consultation and confidence building; a platform for technical capacity building, investment promotion and transboundary water resource planning and management taking the entire Nile as one hydrologic unit. Given the threat of climate change impacts on the fragile and finite Nile and given the growing pressure the river is to sustain due to population and economic growth, there is no alternative to regional cooperation. No country is strong enough to manage these challenges unilaterally. Hence, the need for sustaining these gains, even more the need for broadening and deepening Nile Basin Cooperation.</p> <p> The film highlights these issues and puts forth a robust argument why Nile Basin Cooperation matters.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.nilebasin.org" target="_blank">www.nilebasin.org</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.wilddogworld.com" target="_blank">www.wilddogworld.com</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-08 12:33:46Five Grave Communications Failures of the US Media on Climate Changehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1579<p> This video describes 5 different communications failures of the US media on climate change They are;<br /> (1) On the nature of the scientific consensus,<br /> (2) On the civilization challenging magnitude of the greenhouse gas emissions reductions necessary to prevent dangerous climate change,<br /> (3) the barrier that the United States has been in international climate negotiations,<br /> (4) the fact that climate change is an ethical problem and why this makes a difference for climate policy, and<br /> (5) the nature of the climate change disinformation campaign.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://blogs.law.widener.edu/climate/" target="_blank">http://blogs.law.widener.edu/climate/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://blogs.law.widener.edu/climate/contact/" target="_blank">Donald Brown</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-06 16:55:08Zimbabwe's Land Reform: voices from the field. Part 1http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1578<p> Based on 10 years of research in Masvingo province and reported in the book, Zimbabwe's Land Reform: Myths and Realities, this series of 8 videos shows the experiences of some of the farmers who gained land following Zimbabwe's controversial land reform from 2000. These voices from the field demonstrate that there have been some successes, and that land reform has not been the disaster that is sometimes reported.</p> <p> This first part gives an introduction on the initial changes in the communities after the land reform. Private investments seem to play an important role.<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://zimbabweland.net" target="_blank">http://zimbabweland.net</a><br /> Produced by: Blasio Mavedzenge, Felix Murimbarimba, Ian Scoones<br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-06 09:20:52The Qinxu Groundwater Management Systemhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1577<p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">The Qinxu Groundwater Management System, masterminded by Professor Fan Guishang from Tanjuan University of Technology University, regulates all groundwater usage in the Qinxu, one of the counties in Shanxi Province in China.</span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Under the system, all 1473 wells in the county have been equipped with </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">an automatic operating system that farmers operate with individual swipe cards. The amount of water that can be used is based on a quota that is allocated annually.</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; "> </span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">The system also comprises of 60 solar-powered groundwater observation wells, that continuously transmit groundwater-related data to a county-level information centre.</span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">The quota are determined first for each of the 197 villages within the county, and then for each farmer within the village. The quota vary from area to area, and depend on the groundwater resources sustainably available. The q</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">uota can also also traded &ndash; between villages and between farmers.</span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/thewaterplaza/the-water-blog/123-a-brave-new-groundwater-world" target="_blank">TheWaterBlog/ A Brave New Groundwater World</a> <br /> Produced by: Frank van Steenbergen<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Chinese and English</span></p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-04 15:27:38Living Waters - January - Recreationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1576<p> People enjoy the Porirua Harbour for all kinds of reasons. In this episode a range of people share with us their love of the harbour. But will they be able to enjoy these activities into the future?</p> <p> (The wetland at Pauatahanui, where Pauatahanui Stream enters the Pauatahanui Inlet, is the largest remaining estuarine wetland in the lower North Island, and the Pauatahanui Wildlife Reserve has been established to protect the Inlet's environment and to restore damaged areas.)</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.livingwatersdoco.co.nz/" target="_blank">http://www.livingwatersdoco.co.nz/ </a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://pict.org.nz/" target="_blank">Pauatahanui Inlect Community Trust</a><br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-11-01 10:54:18Defendiendo los Derechos del Aguahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1575<p> Full title: <strong>Defendiendo los Derechos del Agua: La experiencia de Interjuntas-Chimborazo</strong></p> <p> En Ecuador el agua se ha convertido en las últimas décadas en uno de los elementos centrales de la organización campesina e indígena. Este documental presenta la experiencia de la Federación Provincial de Organizaciones de Usuarios de Aguas &lsquo;Interjuntas-Chimborazo&rsquo;, que agrupa a más de 300 directorios y representa a unos 20.000 usuarios de riego y agua de consumo humano en la provincia andina de Chimborazo.<br /> La Federación trabaja a través de la asesoría legal, capacitaciones e incidencia política, elementos fundamentales en su lucha y proceso organizativo que ha contribuido al empoderamiento de las y los usuarios del agua de esta provincia, convirtiéndoles en un nuevo sujeto social local y nacional que busca una distribución y manejo democrático, equitativo y justo del agua.<br /> A través de las propias palabras de los miembros de las Interjuntas-Chimborazo el video muestra el gran potencial que tiene la organización social en torno al agua y presenta algunas formas que la Federación ha promovido en su lucha por el agua que ¨va del dicho al hecho¨.<br />  </p> <p> More info: jaime.hoogesteger[at]wur[dot]nl <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.iwe.wur.nl/UK/Staff/Jaime+Hoogesteger/" target="_blank">Jaime Hoogesteger</a><br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: Spanish</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-31 13:23:24Learning and Communication in WaSH in Amhara Regionhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1574<p> This Video is a documentary film about Amhara Region rural water supply and sanitation which is done by Bahir Dar University in cooperation with Amhara Region Water Resources Development Bureau. It was funded by WaterAid Ethiopia.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://goo.gl/71S4i" target="_blank">http://goo.gl/71S4i</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.wateraid.org/ethiopia/" target="_blank">WaterAid Ethiopia</a> and <a href="http://www.bdu.edu.et/" target="_blank">Bahi Dar University</a><br /> Language: Amharic<br /> Year: 2012</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-30 12:10:28A Talking Riverhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1572<p> This is the Dayi River in East Ghana at Gui-Godena Here the river is said to be talking.. It is not for every body to understand the language of its rapids Mainly old men understand what the river has to say On local affairs, on relationships, on best courses of action...</p> <p> More info:<br /> Produced by: Frank van Steenbergen<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: None</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-30 10:20:29Small Peasants, Big Plantationshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1571<p> Full Title: <strong>Small Peasants, Big Plantations : Negotiating Land in Niassa. Mozambique</strong></p> <p> The Mozambiqan government has marked the northern Niassa province to promote commercial, large-scale tree plantations. Currently, the single biggest plantation in the region comprises of 13,000 hectares of eucalyptus and pine, owned by a company called &lsquo;Chikweti Forests of Niassa.&rsquo;</p> <p> A government-led investigation in 2010 reported that the company had acquired over 32,000 hectares illegally. The big losers were small farmers, vulnerable due to lack of awareness and complicity of corrupt government officials.</p> <p> A delegation of peasants from the region recently travelled to The Netherlands, and met lawmakers, students and investors in the Chikweti plantations. (The visit was organised by <a href="http://www.fian-nederland.nl/" target="_blank">FIAN Netherlands</a>) Most notably, they met the Dutch national pension fund ABP, the biggest investor in the project.</p> <p> While denying accusations of &lsquo;land grabbing&rsquo; by Chikweti Forests, ABP does admit that the project fails to meet their Environment, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) standards. While refusing to withdraw their investments in Chikweti Forests, they promised the peasants&rsquo; delegation more transparency and greater benefits from the project. This seems to have left the peasants cautiously hopeful about their future. </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.fian-nederland.nl/" target="_blank">http://www.fian-nederland.nl/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv">TheWaterChannel</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Portugese and English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-29 00:24:42Access to Water is Back Breaking for Rural Gujarathttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1570<p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">The video has been produced by Renesh bhai Gamit</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">, who is part of </span><a href="http://indiaunheard.videovolunteers.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">India Unheard</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">'s network of community video producers.</span></p> <p> "Why does a village that receives abundant rainfall and has a river flowing through it have water problem?" is the question that Community Correspondent Renesh Bhai obsessed over during a field visit to Malangdev Ota village in the Tapi district of Gujarat. He studied the village's water supply and questioned the villagers. He realized that a check dam which had been constructed across the river was obstructing the flow upstream and into the village. During the dog days of summer, the upper portion of the river would dry out and the people were forced to trek down river to get access to water for their daily needs. The men will be out in the fields so the responsibility of collecting water falls on the women and children,' says Renesh. "Even pregnant women and little children are forced to trek up and down a kaccha mud path balancing themselves and heavy water pots. Children tend to go fetch the water right after a hard day at school. It is really sad watching them lugging the pots up the patch, all tired and weary." For the past few years, the villagers had been trying unsuccessfully to get the attention of the water board to their issues which they maintain can be solved by installing a bore well. They were growing weary of their efforts. Most had decided to bear with the situation. Then, Renesh Bhai suggested the idea of a community video. Says Renesh, "I told them that just as water needs a channel to flow through and reach their homes and fields, their voices also need a channel. They had tried to move the authorities using all the resources they had. Now, I told them, is the time to reach out."</p> <p> Call to Action: Renesh asks the viewers of his video to call K.S.Dangi, Senetary and water works department ,Tapi 09978406651 on and ask the officials to install a borewell at the water source and direct the water into the village. Related Links:- Songadh Residents facing Acute Water Shortage</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.videovolunteers.org/programmes/indiaunheard" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">www.videovolunteers.org/programmes/indiaunheard</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.videovolunteers.org/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">Video Volunteers</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2012</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span></p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-26 11:37:08Growing Rice Like Wheathttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1569<p> It can be said without exaggeration that rice is one of the most important food crops. It is one of the most widely grown (113 countries), one of the most important sources of nutrition (provides 1/5 of calories that humans consume) and a key source of agricultural livelihoods (100 million households in Asia and Africa alone). </p> <p> Therefore, economising water-use in rice production is crucial to achieving water security and food security, in view of rapidly depleting water resources.</p> <p> A multi-country, multi-disciplinary research project is examining whether it is possible to make rice mimic genetic/physiological characteristics of wheat, a crop similar to rice in many respects but with much less thirst for water. In this video, scientists working on the project discuss some basic ideas it is based on. And why they matter to the public at large.  </p> <p> More info: on <a href="http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/show/More-rice-with-less-water.htm" target="_blank">Wageningen University</a> and <a href="http://www.waterfoodecosystems.nl/content.php?page=1878" target="_blank">Water Food Ecosystems</a> websites<br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv" target="_blank">TheWaterChannel</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-25 15:58:29Understanding Hydrological Processes in Ephemeral Rivershttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1568<p> Presentation by Abebe Demissie.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.spate-irrigation.org/">www.spate-irrigation.org</a><br /> Produced by: Spate Irrigation Network<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-25 15:57:49Floods for Livelihoods in Arid Lowlands of Ethiopiahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1567<p> Presented by Abraham Mehari Haile, UNESCO-IHE.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.spate-irrigation.org/">www.spate-irrigation.org</a><br /> Produced by: Spate Irrigation Network<br /> Year: 2013<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-25 15:57:03Treating Dryland Valleys with Water-spreading Weirshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1563<p> Presentation by Jozias Pieterse.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.spate-irrigation.org/">www.spate-irrigation.org</a> ; <a href="http://www.kfw.de/" target="_blank">http://www.kfw.de/</a><br /> Produced by: Spate Irrigation Network<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-25 15:51:35Water hidden in 1 slice of breadhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1562<p> Could making your own bread make the planet less thirsty? Yes, it could</p> <div> For most of us bread is part of our everyday diet, and there's no reason to change that. But it's important to know how much water goes into making bread so we can make better choices about how we consume it. Most bread contains wheat, which requires water to grow, while water itself is used as an ingredient in many loaves.</div> <div>  </div> <div> The best way to keep the water footprint of the bread you buy as low as possible is not to waste it. Bread doesn't have a very long shelf life so try not to buy too much. If you do end up with too much, keep some bread in the freezer and simply defrost it a few hours before you want to eat it. And if you're feeling adventurous, why not have a go at making your own bread? A tasty loaf can be made with just flour, yeast, salt and (a little!) water.</div> <div> 1 slice of bread = 48 litres water = crying non-stop for 84 days</div> <div> Assumptions:</div> <div> - 1 slice of wheat bread weighing 30 g</div> <div> - A good 5 min cry = 2 ml of tears</div> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.imagineallthewater.eu/EN">http://www.imagineallthewater.eu/EN</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.generationawake.eu/en" target="_blank">Generation Awake</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-25 15:51:02Water hidden in 1 applehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1561<p> Are you wasting water when you throw away fruit? Probably more than you can imagine. </p> <div> Some processes like growing and washing fruit are impossible without water - but even so we can help to use that water more efficiently.</div> <div> The first and most important action is not to waste perishable fruits such as apples, because any water that was used to produce it is wasted as soon as it goes in the bin. Also, try where possible to buy organic fruits, which avoid using the pesticides that contribute to water pollution.</div> <div> 1 apple = 82 litres of water= using 6847 ice cubes</div> <div> Assumptions:</div> <div> - a fresh apple weighing 100 g</div> <div> - standard ice cube = 12 ml</div> <div>  </div> <div> More info: <a href="http://www.imagineallthewater.eu/EN">http://www.imagineallthewater.eu/EN</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.generationawake.eu/en" target="_blank">Generation Awake</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</div>TheWaterChannel2012-10-25 15:50:38The Heat is on, better be preparedhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1560<p> Climate change is coming, according to climate scientists. It will impact the things we care about the most: water supply, water quality and the risk of disasters - floods and droughts.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.waterandclimate.org/" target="_blank" title="CPWC">CPWC</a><br /> Produced by: Swynk<br /> Year: 2003<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-24 15:01:53China's mega water project hopes to quench the parched northhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1558<p> Jonathan Watts visits one of three tunnels designed to carry water beneath China's Yellow River, just one part of a mega engineering project designed to move water from the south of the country to the parched north</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/china" target="_blank">http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/china</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk" target="_blank">The Guardian</a><br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English and Chinese</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-23 10:46:58Murrumbidgee River in Floodhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1557<p> Murrumbidgee River + wetlands and lagoons full to overflowing filled naturally by a high rainfall event on the 13th and 15th October 2010. The peak height was 7.38 at Narrandera, 6.82 metres at Yanco Weir and 6.1 metres at Darlington Point. Filmed by Vince Bucello.</p> <p> <span style="text-align: justify; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.statewater.com.au/" style="text-align: justify; " target="_blank">http://www.statewater.com.au/</a><br style="text-align: justify; " /> <span style="text-align: justify; ">Produced by: </span><a href="http://midstatevideo.com/index.html" style="text-align: justify; " target="_blank">Vince Bucello, Midstate Video Productions</a><br /> Language: English<br /> Year: 2011</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-23 09:36:45'Imagine All the Water' Contesthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1556<p> Bread and beef together make one of the most popular foods ever invented -- the hamburger. They are also two products that use a lot of water in their production. Rearing cattle requires more water than any other animal while the wheat used to make bread needs water to grow. Of course, it's fine to eat a hamburger once in a while but from time to time why not swap your hamburger for a vegetarian burger, or even a chicken burger, which requires around three times less water to produce?</p> <p> Inspire others to save water and win an awesome sports camera! Make your own video clip demonstrating how much water is needed to produce any of these everyday products: coffee, chocolate, beer, a hamburger, or shoes. Find out more on http://www.imagineallthewater.eu</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.imagineallthewater.eu/EN">http://www.imagineallthewater.eu/EN</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.generationawake.eu/en" target="_blank">Generation Awake</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-22 17:35:29Child Voices Nepal - Tamara Plushhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1555<p> In 2008 Children in a Changing Climate&rsquo;s research programme worked with ActionAid Nepal, and its partner organisations, to help poor children in the plains, hills and urban areas of Nepal make short films about how climate change is being experienced by their communities.</p> <p> Making these films allowed the children to explore how the changing climate is impacting them and their families, how they are oping and what they need in order to adapt to a changing climate.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://goo.gl/CC1OX" target="_blank">http://goo.gl/CC1OX</a> <br /> Produced by:<a href="http://www.childreninachangingclimate.org/home.htm" target="_blank">Children in a Changing Climate</a> and <a href="http://www.actionaid.org/nl/nederland" target="_blank">ActionAid</a> <br /> Year: 2008<br /> Language: Nepali with English subtitles<br /> <br />  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-21 18:32:47Water, The World Water Crisishttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1554<p> Created for the Water Day Film Festival. There is no shortage of ways that you can make a difference. For more information on how you can help end the water crisis in your lifetime go to water.org<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://water.org" target="_blank">water.org</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.illustrated-ideas.com" target="_blank">Illustrated Ideas</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-19 17:50:51New Hopes for Malaria Vaccine in Malihttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1553<p> Ruud Elmendorp is an award winning Dutch video journalist.</p> <p> With his high definition equipment he travels across Africa making television features. Focused on development and conflict, ultimately telling stories on daily lifes of people on a beautiful continent.</p> <p> The features find their way to the internet and television channels in Europe, USA and Asia.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://videojournalist.nl/" target="_blank">http://videojournalist.nl/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://videojournalist.nl/" target="_blank">Ruud Elmendorp</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: French, Dutch and English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-19 10:12:03Fire Water: Australia's Industrial Fluoridation Disgracehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1552<p> &ldquo;Fire Water&rdquo; is a groundbreaking indictment of Australia's mandatory water fluoridation policy, featuring health and scientific professionals, state members of parliament, former MPs, activists, sufferers and concerned citizens. The film exposes the truth about the industrial-grade fluoridation chemicals used to fluoridate Australian public water supplies, backed by exclusive FOI documents.</p> <p> &ldquo;Fire Water&rdquo; also considers both the current and inevitable impacts of these toxins on the population, explores the ethical issues of mass medication without informed consent, critiques the flawed science of fluoride promotion, and documents gathering momentum of community fight back against the practice.</p> <p> Click here to <a href="http://www.firewaterfilm.com/purchasedvd.htm" target="_blank">purchase</a> the DVD</p> <p> More Info: <a href="http://www.fluoridealert.org/faq/">http://www.fluoridealert.org/faq/</a> and <a href="http://www.firewaterfilm.com/research.htm" target="_blank">http://www.firewaterfilm.com/research.htm</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.sapphireeyesproductions.com/" target="_blank">Sapphire Eyes Productions</a> <br /> Language: English<br /> Year: 2011</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-18 10:10:31Banking water in Prince Alberthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1551<p> This video shows the testing process of artificial recharge in a town called Prince Albert, South Africa. The principle of artificial recharges is to transfer water underground via infiltration basins or boreholes when surplus water is available. The aquifers are rapidly replenished and the water is held in storage for later use.</p> <p> Advantages to the situation of Prince Albert municipality are highlighted as well as the relatively simple and inexpensive technical part of artificial recharge.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.artificialrecharge.co.za/index.html" target="_blank">www.artificialrecharge.co.za</a>, <a href="http://www.groundwaterafrica.co.za/" target="_blank">www.groundwaterafrica.co.za</a> or <a href="http://www.dwaf.gov.za/" target="_blank">www.dwaf.gov.za</a><br /> Produced by: Wide Eye Productions<br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-18 09:47:18Water: Problems and Solutionshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1550<p> This video has been put together produced with participation by children from Halimah Al-Sadia School, Yemen. They put across their fears and concerns regarding future water availability in Yemen-- one of the water-poorest countries in the world&mdash;through a brief video report and a drama.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://goo.gl/GMKTB">http://goo.gl/GMKTB</a><br /> Produced by:  Halimah Al-Sadia School, Towfeeg al Adeel<br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-16 17:09:57V.I.S.S.E.N Trailerhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1549<p> Wat beweegt de visser. Is het een sport, een hobby of een vlucht? Of is vissen als jagen, een oeroud instinct? Wie zijn die vissers? Wat gebeurt er met je als je vist? Als je een vis vangt? Als je niets vangt? Waarom vissen vooral mannen? Waarom worden de meeste gevangen vissen niet gegeten, maar teruggezet? En: hoe ervaart die vis dat eigenlijk? Zo'n haak in z'n bek? De Teledoc V.I.S.S.E.N, een productie van Windmill Film, is een film van regisseur Pieter-Rim de Kroon en scenarioschrijver Maarten de Kroon. Zij kregen een Gouden Kalf voor hun documentaire Hollands Licht. In V.I.S.S.E.N duiken ze in de wereld van de visser, en de vissen. Boven water en onder water. Op 't IJ, aan de kust, op de Noordzee, in de stad, de polder en op en aan de meren en rivieren. Daarmee geeft V.I.S.S.E.N een verrassend beeld van de parallelle wereld van de visser en de vis in Nederland. V.I.S.S.E.N is een coproductie van Windmill Film en AVRO in samenwerking met het CoBO en het Filmfonds.</p> <p> ENGLISH: One million Dutchmen (out of 16 million) play soccer. Almost two million fish at least once a year. Fishing might be the most remarkable sports in the world. The documentary V.I.S.S.E.N (FISHING) dives into the world of Dutch fish and fishermen. Above and under water. On the IJ, at the coast, on the North Sea, in the cities, in the polder and on and by lakes and rivers. The film is a personal, filmic search for the 'primordial fisher' in mankind and a portrait of the Netherlands by and on the water. V.I.S.S.E.N is also about what moves the fishermen. Who are the people that fish? Is fishing a hobby, a sport, an escape or a primordial instinct one cannot repress? What goes through your mind when you fish, when you catch something, or when you do not catch anything. And: what's it like for the fish, getting hooked?</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.vissen-defilm.nl/" target="_blank">http://www.vissen-defilm.nl/</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.windmillfilm.com/" target="_blank">Windmill Film</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Nederlands (Dutch)</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-16 10:15:39BYU Village Drill Updatehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1548<p> BYU engineers traveled to Tanzania to test their human-powered drill. The drill is used to drill water wells in developing countries where traditional drilling methods are too expensive.</p> <p> Sponsored by WHOlives.org, the water well drill project was part of a senior Capstone project by Brigham Young University mechanical engineering students.</p> <p> Edited by Ryan McLean Field Footage courtesy of Jimmy Stacey Additional footage courtesy of John Renouard, WhoLives.org</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://wholives.org/" target="_blank">http://wholives.org/</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://wholives.org/" target="_blank">WHOlives</a> and <a href="http://home.byu.edu/home/" target="_blank">Brigham Young University</a> <br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-15 12:21:15Traditional Fire Management excerpt - Traditional Knowledge and Climate Science serieshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1547<p> A short excerpt showcasing Australia's Western Arnhem Land Fire Abatement (WALFA) project from the UNU documentary "Land Use and Adaptation - Traditional Knowledge and Climate Science".</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.unutki.org/climate" target="_blank">www.unutki.org/climate</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: </span><a href="http://unu.edu/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">United Nations University</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2012</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span></p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-15 10:19:15Malaria in Burkina Fasohttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1546<p> Burkina Faso: Malaria mosquitoes show resistance against insecticides in bed nets. Government sounds alarm bell.</p> <p> Ruud Elmendorp is an award winning Dutch video journalist. With his high definition equipment he travels across Africa making television features. Focused on development and conflict, ultimately telling stories on daily lifes of people on a beautiful continent.<br /> <br /> The features find their way to the internet and television channels in Europe, USA and Asia.Also the reports are galvanised into articles and pictures. </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://videojournalist.nl/" target="_blank">http://videojournalist.nl/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://videojournalist.nl/" target="_blank">Ruud Elmendorp</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Dutch and English</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-12 10:44:28Land of the beeshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1545<p> Land of the bees. Murdash, Kyrgyzstan.</p> <p> Amid widespread poverty, farmers in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are struggling to protect the land on which they depend for their livelihoods.</p> <p> This collection of stories illustrates how rural communities from across the region are collaborating with scientists and advisors from the Sustainable Land Management in the High Pamir and Pamir-Alai Mountains (PALM) project to preserve this unique landscape and its globally important biodiversity. F</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://palm.unu.edu" target="_blank">http://palm.unu.edu</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: </span><a href="http://unu.edu/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">United Nations University</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2012</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span></p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-11 10:24:06The Theme Parkhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1544<p> A documentary on the success story of afforestation in East Singhbhum, Jharkhand, India, with a lively example of how an unused land can be utilized to its fullest extent by using afforestation.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/SusantaBiswas" target="_blank">Susanta Biswas</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/SusantaBiswas" target="_blank">Susanta Biswas</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English and Hindi</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-10 09:40:06KENYA: Dutch trees to save environmenthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1543<p> Dutch entrepreneur planting trees in Kitui to save the environment from drought and food shortages.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://videojournalist.nl/" target="_blank">http://videojournalist.nl/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://videojournalist.nl/" target="_blank">Ruud Elmendorp</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Dutch and English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-10 09:30:11Flooding and Canalshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1542<p>  </p> <p> One of a series of thirteen films profiling some of the micro projects linked to a project entitled "Capacity Challenges in Post-crisis and Transitional Situations&hellip; . India and Sri Lanka"</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2010</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: (English subtitles)</span></p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-09 10:08:52Injected Water, Protected Waterhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1541<p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; ">Saltwater is a byproduct of oil and gas production processses. The sheer amount of saltwater produced makes its management a challenge; it could no longer be just discposed across the surface after a point. </span></p> <p> Injection wells are used to dispose the saltwater through subterranean rock layers, while making sure that it does not mix with groundwater that could be used for drinking/ irrigation.</p> <p> This video discusses the use of Class II injection wells- <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">- what they are, why we need them, how they are operated, and how they are regulated.</span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://goo.gl/iWN5f" target="_blank">http://goo.gl/iWN5f</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Produced by: <a href="http://www.conservation.ca.gov/dog/pages/index.aspx" target="_blank">The California Dept. of Conservation, Division of Oil & Gas</a></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Year:1987</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Language: English</span></p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-08 09:48:39Riverina Agriculture Australiahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1540<p> This video shows the Riverina Agricultural area of Australia. It grows a broad range of fruits and vegetables. Produce is harvested and packed in the Riverina and sold all over the world. Wine grapes, oranges, rice, prunes, wheat & olives are just some of the food products highlighted.</p> <p> A vince Bucello production.</p> <p> <span style="text-align: justify; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.statewater.com.au/" style="text-align: justify; " target="_blank">http://www.statewater.com.au/</a><br style="text-align: justify; " /> <span style="text-align: justify; ">Produced by: </span><a href="http://midstatevideo.com/index.html" style="text-align: justify; " target="_blank">Vince Bucello, Midstate Video Productions</a><br /> Language: English<br /> Year: 2011</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-05 10:06:01Bolivia: Fighting the climate warshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1539<p> John Vidal reports from La Paz where Bolivians are living with the effects of climate change every day. Their president has called for an urgent 50% cut in emissions - action that is essential for the country's survival. This video is one of a series of investigative documentaries about poverty, commissioned and editorially controlled by Guardian Films, produced in association with Christian Aid. </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/poverty-over" target="_blank">http://www.guardian.co.uk/poverty-over</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk" target="_blank">The Guardian</a><br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English and Spanish<br />  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-04 14:30:45Visiting Tour in Shangri-la County of Villagers from Dimaluo Village, Gangshan Countyhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1538<p> Due to lack of information supply and through transportation conditions, the local villagers have few opportunities to know, or communicate with others about the new technologies and management system. In this case, with the support from CBIK&rsquo;s project of Enhancing the Livelihoods of Agro-pastoralists in NW Yunan, in August 2003, the local villagers of Dimaluo Village were organized to have a study tour of Shangri-la County.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.cbik.org/">http://www.cbik.org/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.cbik.org/">Centre for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge</a><br /> Year: 2007<br /> Language: </p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-04 13:54:24Silage Fodderhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1537<p> This video was produced by CBIIK staff together with villagers in Dimaluo village who had already mastered the production of silage fodder using concrete tanks and plastic barrels. The contents are based on villagers&rsquo; knowledge and skills accumulated through their own experiments.</p> <p> This version has been produced in the Deqin dialect of Tibetan, with the aim of spreading knowledge of silage technologies in Tibetan speaking areas of Yunnan.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.cbik.org/">http://www.cbik.org/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.cbik.org/">Centre for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge</a><br /> Year: 2007<br /> Language: Deqin</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-04 13:52:04Managing Water - More Food, Higher Incomeshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1536<p> The AgWater Solutions Project, led by IWMI, explored how innovations in on-farm water management could help smallholder farmers. In Ghana, one of the countries targeted by the researchers, the use of motorized pumps and drip irrigation gives farmers new opportunities to grow valuable crops during the dry season. In this video farmers, scientists and policymakers explain how adopting these simple new technologies can change lives and boost incomes.<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://awm-solutions.iwmi.org/" target="_blank">awm-solutions.iwmi.org</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/" target="_blank">IWMI</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-03 14:47:55Aquaculturehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1535<p> One of a series of thirteen films profiling some of the micro projects linked to a project entitled "Capacity Challenges in Post-crisis and Transitional Situations&hellip; . India and Sri Lanka"</p> <p> The final product will be a website and multi media CD ROM</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2012</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: Various</span></p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-03 07:43:55North-west Pakistan: flood-affected farmers rush to plant before winterhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1534<p> As winter approaches in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas, farmers are in a race against time to plough fields and sow seed. The mighty Swat River swept away entire swathes of agricultural land. Those farmers lucky enough to have only lost their crops and who still have a plot of land to work, fear that the soil has been irreparably damaged. The ICRC and the Pakistan Red Cross Society supports 30,000 families all over the region, providing seed, fertilizer and agricultural implements.<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://www.icrc.org/eng/">http://www.icrc.org/eng/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.icrc.org/eng/" target="_blank">International Committee of the Red Cross</a><br /> Year: 2010<br /> Langauge: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-02 11:56:01Towards Poverty Alleviationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1533<p> The overall systems of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in short, MNREGA are most importantly very transparent and open to all from the fact that the progress and information regarding the plans are presented before the people through regular upgradation. Posting these essentials on the worldwide stage makes the system and its efficiency more sophisticated.</p> <p> MNREGA with the help of Ramgarh Forest Division and its meticulous efforts has not only provided livelihood security to the people of the region but has also enhanced their living standards by the implementation and execution of the plans. Not only has the employment provided by the act beneficiated the people but the various assets constructed in this flowering procedure are the long term capitals of the area. Undoubtedly this has been an effort for stabilizing the conditions of the detruded sections of the society and enlightening them with the light of revival.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/SusantaBiswas" target="_blank">Susanta Biswas</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/SusantaBiswas" target="_blank">Susanta Biswas</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English and Hindi</p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-02 09:57:59Waters Warshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1532<p> Quarrel, clamour, chaos and confusion prevail as women gather at this communal tap for their daily fill, in Andhra Pradesh, Southern India.</p> <p> With the annual monsoon rains <a href="http://devinder-sharma.blogspot.nl/2012/09/monsoon-came-in-late-but-was-in-no.html">coming in much later than expected</a> this year (2012), large parts of the country reeled under drought for several months. Such scenes were common in many rural and urban areas.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.dsc.nrsc.gov.in/DSC/Drought/ADRepCurrentIndia.jsp">http://www.dsc.nrsc.gov.in/DSC/Drought/ADRepCurrentIndia.jsp</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://e-saibhaskarstoves.blogspot.nl/" target="_blank">Sai Bhaskar Reddy</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Telugu  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-10-01 18:51:11Martyreds Of Mangroves- Pakistan FisherFolk Forumhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1530<p> It is very shocking and painful that Land Mafia group headed by Haji Younis, his son Zulfiqar younis along with other accomplices has made violent attack on Pff office in Kaka Pir Village at night time and have murdered two most activist leaders: Haji Abubakar, Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum president of Kaka Village unit and Abdul Ganai Mirbahar, General Secretary of Karachi division PFF . Culprits have made all this to intimidate PFF leadership and its workers to give up their persistent campaign for protection and preservation of mangroves forest in Karachi and campaign against land mafia.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.pff.org.pk/" target="_blank">http://www.pff.org.pk/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.pff.org.pk/" target="_blank">Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum</a> <br /> Language: Urdu<br /> Year: 2012</p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-28 07:12:52City by the Sea: The future of Karachi's Coastline (English)http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1529<p> This documentary explores alternatives to haphazard development along Karachi's coastline in light of the basic principles of urban planning. </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://afewmofilms.com/" target="_blank">http://afewmofilms.com/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://afewmofilms.com/" target="_blank">afewmofilms</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English and Urdu</p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-28 07:06:13SWITCH: the city of the futurehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1528<p> This presentation was developed under the EC funded SWITCH project by ICLEI. It explains the importance of water management in urban planning.<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://www.switchtraining.eu" target="_blank">www.switchtraining.eu</a><br /> Produced by:  <a href="http://www.switchurbanwater.eu" target="_blank">SWITCH</a><br /> Year: 2010<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-27 15:25:19Mangrove Incomehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1527<p> One of a series of thirteen films profiling some of the micro projects linked to a project entitled "Capacity Challenges in Post-crisis and Transitional Situations . India and Sri Lanka"</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2012</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: Various</span></p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-27 09:46:23The Mekong Riverhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1526<p> The Mekong: a Great River of Southeast Asia - Chinese Soundtrack</p> <p> ????????? ???????????????????? - ?????????????????</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 17px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.livingriversiam.org/" target="_blank">http://www.livingriversiam.org/ </a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.livingriversiam.org/" target="_blank">Living River Siam</a><br /> Language: (English subtitles)<br /> Year: 2012</p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-26 11:40:52???? ??????(?????????)???????http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1525<p> Thai music video about 12 planned dams in the mainstream Lower Mekong River.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 17px; ">????????????????????? 12 ????????????????????????????????????????????? 7 ??????????? ?????? ????????????? ?????????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ?????? ???????? 2 ?????????????????-??? ?????? ??????????? ??????????? 2 ?????????????????? ???????????????? ???????</span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 17px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.livingriversiam.org/" target="_blank">http://www.livingriversiam.org/ </a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.livingriversiam.org/" target="_blank">Living River Siam</a><br /> Language: Thai<br /> Year: 2012</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-26 11:35:14Combating Desertification: Local Solutions to a Global Problemhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1524<p> This film highlights the global problem of desertification, but also shows what the DESIRE project has done about it and the huge potential this project can have in future attempt to fighting desertification through the unique DESIRE approach.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.desire-project.eu/" target="_blank">http://www.desire-project.eu/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.desire-project.eu/" target="_blank">The DESIRE Project</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English and Portugese</p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-25 09:17:05Tribal Women, Afforestation & Sustainabilityhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1523<p> The documentary is made on the sustainable effort of tribal women in social forestry. The employment generation for the disadvantaged sections of the society, particularly women, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and landless rural labourers inhabiting the forests and adjoining areas is one of the important aspect of the National Afforestation Program. There is ample opportunity for the structured involvement of rural women's groups under the Programme which provides for plantation and development of degraded forests.</p> <p> Under the current Forest Development Agency structure of planning and fund flow for the National Afforestation Program, the involvement of local women Self-Help Group is encouraged for nursery raising with a view to utilizing the planting material in the afforestation projects. The SUSANTA BISWAS documentary got OFFICIAL SELECTION and screened in the 15th Kolkata Film Festival and also in the Festival organized to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of NANDAN, the West Bengal Film Centre.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/SusantaBiswas" target="_blank">Susanta Biswas</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/SusantaBiswas" target="_blank">Susanta Biswas</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English and Hindi</p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-23 23:31:58A Step Ahead With NREGAhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1522<p> The district of Dhanbad in Jharkhand state is itself distinct being the COAL CAPITAL of India. Dhanbad has cemented its place with the help of marked development in Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, popularly known as NREGA, under striking supervision of the Dhanbad Forest Division in some valuable measures taken in this area by this inspirited team. The Dhanbad Forest Division has gradually bloomed in different objectives of employment consumption as well as employment generation through NREGA. This act assures unemployed rural personals a minimum of hundred day's employment in order to enhance their livelihood opportunities and raise their standard of living.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/SusantaBiswas" target="_blank">Susanta Biswas</a><br /> Produced by: Regional Centre, National Afforestation & Eco-Development Board, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English and Hindi</p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-19 13:03:33Rock Bandhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1521<p> Rock on to the newest video Green Media Creations produces promoting water conservation. The video examines how conserving water can actually change your mind set. Water conservation, like any other form or environmental endeavor, can make you see things a bit clearer. When you look at the entire water conservation movement, it is no longer something for long-haired anti-establishment types. It has jumped into the pop culture. What used to be a tribal scream for some individuals is now something children are learning about in school. The movement has now gone viral throughout the world. In some cases, United States is lagging in implementation of procedures that will produce water conserving results.<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://www.greenmediacreations.com" target="_blank">www.greenmediacreations.com</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.greenmediacreations.com" target="_blank">greenmedia creations</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-18 22:55:07Delivering Desire - the prelude to the 300in6 video suite on scaling up safe waterhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1520<p> This stunning prelude introduces the people - and their opinions, experiences and projects - who are shaping the new revolution in scaling-up safe water in low-income communities. The full video suite starts onlining in December 2012. It builds a pro-active, consumer-focused approach, based on what people aspire to, along with a refined combination of sound health and sound business principles. It raises the opportunities to be seized, the obstacles to be removed, in providing safe water - "a game changer at personal and at global level".</p> <p> The prelude video is as revolutionary in attitude and aspect as is the new approach to scaling-up. Its visuals break new ground in communicating the 'HOW' in today's mantra of "scale-up". Recognising that the safe water scale-up requires the input of several billion consumers and 100+ professions, we show how remodelled cooperation and new business models can work between water professionals, health and hygiene behaviouralists, upscalers, innovative financiers, entrepreneurs, regulators and communicators.</p> <p> It took humanity 15,000 years to deliver safe drinking water to less than half its peoples. The secure delivery of this human right to the 'other half' of humanity could be, should be, shall be achieved in one-thousandth of that time. Delivering Desire.<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://300in6.org" target="_blank">300in6.org</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://300in6.org" target="_blank">300in6.org</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-18 18:03:52Continental-scale Quick-Scan Tool Developmenthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1519<p> Presentation by Mike Kirkby, University of Leeds, UK.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.wahara.eu/">http://www.wahara.eu/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://metameta.nl" target="_blank">MetaMeta</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Sub-Saharan Africa</p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-18 11:46:26WOCAT Technologies and Approaches, Ethiopiahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1518<p> Presentation by Eyasu Yasew, Mekelle University, Ethiopia. </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.wahara.eu/">http://www.wahara.eu/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://metameta.nl" target="_blank">MetaMeta</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Ethiopia, Horn of Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa</p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-18 11:39:00Technologies selected and their justification, Zambia (presentation)http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1517<p> Arthur Chomba Eldred is presenting "Technologies selected and their justification in Zambia". This presentation is part of the EU project WAHARA (Water Harvesting Rainfed Africa).</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.wahara.eu/" target="_blank">www.wahara.eu</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.metameta.nl" target="_blank">MetaMeta</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-18 11:37:12Floodwater Utilization in Iranhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1516<p> This video is the story of Gareh Bygone, Iran. It used to be a barren, unforgiving desert. However, when the very floods held responsible for loss of soil and vegetation in the region were managed strategically, they helped recharge aquifers and boost agriculture.</p> <p> This video highlights the people and circumstances that initiated the transformation and are managing it till date.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://goo.gl/dhlAk">http://goo.gl/dhlAk</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.scwmri.ac.ir/" target="_blank">Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Research Institute</a><br /> Year: 2003<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-18 10:52:58Existing and potential water harvesting Tunisia (presentation)http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1515<p> Mohammed Ouessar is presenting "Existing and potential water harvesting for the watershed of Wadi Hallouf (Tunisia). This presentation is part of the EU project WAHARA (Water Harvesting Rainfed Africa).</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.wahara.eu/" target="_blank">www.wahara.eu</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.metameta.nl" target="_blank">MetaMeta</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-18 10:52:26CoCoon: Water in Qalqiliya (Palestine)http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1514<p> More info: <a href="http://www.slideserve.com/salena/gp-cocoon">http://www.slideserve.com/salena/gp-cocoon</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOA_78VD3R_Eng" target="_blank">GP/CoCoon consortium</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English<br /> Region: Palestinian Territory</p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-18 10:12:23Solving Water Conflicts: Kenyahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1513<p> Economical water use (or, as the catchphrase goes, producing &lsquo;more crop per drop&rsquo;) is key to achieving water and food security, especially in the water-scarce parts of the world. Shot in Mount Kenya, this film illustrates problems/conflicts related to agricultural water management faced by farmers in that part of the world. And some insights into how they can be managed.</p> <p> This video was released in 2003 to mark the International Year of Freshwater.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.cde.unibe.ch/Pages/Themes.aspx">http://www.cde.unibe.ch/Pages/Themes.aspx</a><br /> Produced by: Martin Moll and Hanspeter Linger for the <a href="http://www.cde.unibe.ch/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Centre for Development and Environment</a><br /> Year: 2003<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-17 11:27:19Countdown to clean water!http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1512<p> Countdown to clean water! Go to thebigdig.org on Monday 17 September and see lives change forever in Malawi.</p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-13 18:36:09The Value of Land Part 3http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1510<p> Reokadia is 65 years old and she lives in Kalangala, Uganda with her husband, 6 children and 4 grandchildren. She has 4 acres of land that belongs to the local church. She is angry about the way the company has not only destroyed the forest but then restricted their access to fire wood. She says all the surrounding forests have been cut down, the wood that lays on the ground is now rotting and when her children attempt to gather some for cooking, the company employees chase them away. With these increased levels of poverty due to lack access to land, many people are now turning to charcoal production as a form of income generation, further contributing to deforestation.</p> <p> This video has been produced in association with the source project <a href="http://www.thesourcefilm.org/" target="_blank"><strong>thesourcefilm.org</strong></a> for Friends of the Earth International. Music by Gary Reuben Morris - <a href="http://www.hoorayface.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank"><strong>hoorayface.bandcamp.com</strong></a></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2012</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: Various</span></p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-12 06:30:18The Value of Land Part 2http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1509<p> Edison and his daughter Maureen have come from the mainland to Kalangala Islands in Uganda. Around 8 years ago, Edison came looking for work but became so impressed with the quality of the soil and crop that he asked someone for a small plot of land to farm on. Edison has now become one of the larger charcoal producers selling huge bags of the fuel to a mainland agent. For each sack he says he receives around 10&rsquo;000 shillings.</p> <p> This video has been produced in association with the source project <a href="http://www.thesourcefilm.org/" target="_blank"><strong>thesourcefilm.org</strong></a> for Friends of the Earth International. Music by Gary Reuben Morris - <strong><a href="http://www.hoorayface.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank">hoorayface.bandcamp.com</a></strong></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2012</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: Various</span></p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-12 06:29:44The Value of Land Part 1http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1508<p> On her 2.5 acres of land in Kalangala, Uganda, Imelda grows sweet potatoes, cassava, banana, yams and rears goats. She has 9 children. She and her family have been threatened by the palm company representatives who say that the land is theirs and want her to move away. Elite land owners are constantly looking for land to sell or lease to the company, everyone&rsquo;s land or right to land is under scrutiny as profit motive begin to tear apart a subsistent society. Her husband is a heavy drinker and she sees no income from him, her only source of income is from the food she grows on her small plot of land.</p> <p> This video has been produced in association with the source project <a href="http://www.thesourcefilm.org/" target="_blank"><strong>thesourcefilm.org</strong></a> for Friends of the Earth International. Music by Gary Reuben Morris - <strong><a href="http://www.hoorayface.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank">hoorayface.bandcamp.com</a></strong></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2012</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: Various</span></p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-12 06:29:07Rooftop Rainwater Harvestinghttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1507<p> This presentation highlights the water crisis being faced in India. Using the example of the city of Pune, it presents some interesting statistics and provides one (of the many) solutions to ease this problem. Parjanya is an NGO that been operating since 2003 in the field of Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting in Pune. Run by Col Dalvi, it aims to promote conserving rainwater to ease the water problems faced by an ever increasing population in India Film created by Rohan Dalvi Music "everyday" Carly Commando Film created for Parjanya rooftop rain water harvesting consultancy</p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-12 04:48:08IJsselclip4: Once upon a time at the Munnikenhankhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1506<p> De eerste echte graafwerkzaamheden in de IJssel bij Deventer, in het kader van Ruimte voor de Rivier. Verhalen van uitvoerders, vergezeld met die van 2 bewoners/gebruikers van het gebied, over verleden en toekomst. Eerste helft 2012.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.wgs.nl/veilige_dijken/ruimte_voor_de" target="_blank">www.wgs.nl</a> and <a href="http://www.lechapeau.nl" target="_blank">www.lechapeau.nl</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.lechapeau.nl/" target="_blank">Le Chapeau - Paul van Agten</a> for <a href="http://www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl/" target="_blank">Rijkswaterstaat, Ruimte voor de Rivier</a><br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: Dutch</p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-10 09:35:58Progressio Waterproofing Developmenthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1505<p> What's 'Waterproofed' development and why is it important? Watch this brilliant animation by Isobel Foulsham to learn more and then <a href="http://www.progressio.org.uk/waterproof" target="_blank">take action</a>!</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.progressio.org.uk/waterproof">http://www.progressio.org.uk/waterproof</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.progressio.org.uk/waterproof" target="_blank">Progressio</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-07 17:36:0086 centimetres (trailer)http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1504<p> Bhutan is affected by climate change; dams of the Himalayan glacial lakes are melting very rapidly. This may cause an outburst flooding, destroying land, houses and livelihoods of Bhutanese farmers. From 2009 -2012 350 men and women walk up to reduce the water level of one endangered lake by digging an outlet,... barehanded. The film shows their struggle against a possible disaster. </p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.86centimetres.org" target="_blank">www.86centimetres.org</a> <br /> Produced by: Tsering Gyeltshen, Peterjan van der Burgh, <a href="http://www.bhutanandpartners.org/" target="_blank">bhutan+partners</a> and <a href="http://www.tgmi-bhutan.com/" target="_blank">Triple Gem Media and Infotainment</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-07 15:29:00Tourism at Tam Giang Lagoonhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1503<p> In one-day journey, visitors start from Hue city, visit Thu Le Temple - a national cultural Relic, and then go to the Fishing Village . Here, visitors will hear the history of development of a fishery community; touch and fee fishing tools of various kinds, such as gears and nets.</p> <p> Tourists also participate in fishing activities such as oyster and clam collecting, opening the fishing traps as a "lottery luck"  . After cycling through the gardens and villages to visit Thuy Lap Traditional career village, tourists will enjoy lunch with the local specialties of lagoon as shrimp, crab, and brackish water fishes (such as &ldquo;Dia&rdquo;fish, &ldquo;hanh&rdquo; fish, &ldquo;day&rdquo; fish ,...) prepared by local people. Tourists can also yacht on lagoon across to Quang Ngan beach. In Quang Ngan beach, besides swimming, tourists can enjoy traditional &ldquo;Nap&rdquo; dance of the locality; learn about the community activities . On the way back to Hue, tourists can visit and buy some souvenirs from Bao La traditional career villages such as rattan and bamboo handicraft.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.vietnamtourism.com/hue/e_pages/tn_phatamgiang.htm" target="_blank">http://www.vietnamtourism.com/hue/e_pages/tn_phatamgiang.htm</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.csrd.vn/" target="_blank">Centre for Social Research and Development</a>, Vietnam<br /> Year: 2010<br /> Language: Vietnamese</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-09-03 18:03:02The Lake of 1001 Colorshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1502<p> Pangong Tso Lake is a high altitude lake in the Himalayas. Situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft), it is 134 km (83 mi) long and extends from India to Tibet. The ever changing colors of the lake are due to the play of light, wind and the clouds.</p> <div> Please Comment / Share / Like. Read our book of 101 Fables: <a href="http://amazon.com/dp/B0068MCL7O" target="_blank">amazon.com/dp/B0068MCL7O</a> (US$0.99/ INR 50 only). For more fables visit our site: <a href="http://amazon.com/dp/B0068MCL7O" target="_blank">elfproject.org/fables</a></div> <div>  </div> <div> Music:</div> <div> The Resurrection Stone, Alexandre Desplat, Label: WaterTower Music</div> <div> <a href="http://amazon.com/gp/product/B005AC4GHQ/ref=dm_mu_dp_trk19" target="_blank">amazon.com/gp/product/B005AC4GHQ/ref=dm_mu_dp_trk19</a></div> <div>  </div> <div> More info: <a href="http://www.elfproject.org/" target="_blank">Elf Project</a>  </div> <div> Produced by: Nitin Das (<a href="http://filmkaar.com/" target="_blank">http://filmkaar.com/</a>)<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language:</div>TheWaterChannel2012-09-03 15:10:31The disappearance of the flooding seasonhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1501<p> The Mekong Delta is famous and unique for its flooding season which brings valuable fish and sediments to Vietnam. In the years to come, whether these resources are coming or not is in question. The Mekong Delta of Vietnam in particular and the Mekong river basin in general are facing one of the most difficult and most influential decisions ever...<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://www.warecod.org.vn/vn/trang-chu/index.aspx" target="_blank">WARECOD</a> Centre for Water Resources Conservation and Development; <a href="https://www.facebook.com/vietnamriversnetwork?filter=2" target="_blank">Vietnam Rivers Network</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://vtc16.vn" target="_blank">VTC16</a><br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: Vietnamese with English subtitles</p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-30 13:35:53World Water Week 2012: Young Vision 2050 Interviews - GFA Consulting grouphttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1500<p> 2012 World Water Week delegates talk to the Young Vision team and discuss their ideas and visions to achieve water security in 2050.</p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-29 23:01:05World Water Week 2012: Young Vision 2050 Interviews - IWMIhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1499<p> 2012 World Water Week delegates talk to the Young Vision team and discuss their ideas and visions to achieve water security in 2050.</p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-29 22:59:49Famine: Personal Historieshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1498<p> More info: <br /> <a href="http://www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOA_78VD3R_Eng">http://www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOA_78VD3R_Eng</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv" target="_blank">TheWaterChannel</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: Tigrinia and English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-29 18:47:25The water, energy and food nexus - animationhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1497<p> Using nexus thinking around water, energy and food leads to positive feedback loops and a brighter future for all.<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://www.sabmiller.com/water" target="_blank">www.sabmiller.com/water</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.sabmiller.com" target="_blank">SABMiller</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-28 15:40:58International Small-scale Fisheries Guidelines - Views from Regional Organizations during 30th COFIhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1496<p> In 2011 the FAO Committee on Fisheries recommended the development of international guidelines on small-scale fisheries ('Guidelines') based on the increasing recognition of small-scale fisheries as a principal contributor to poverty alleviation and food. The objective of the Guidelines is to provide information, advise and recommendations and to establish principles and criteria to assist States and stakeholders to achieve secure and sustainable small-scale fisheries and related livelihoods. The Guidelines are developed through a consultative process involving governments, regional organisations, civil society organizations, small-scale fishers, fish workers and their communities. During the 30ths Session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries held in July 2012 participants were asked to talk about the importance of small-scale fisheries in their country/for their institution and about the relevance of the new Guidelines.<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://www.fao.org/fishery/ssf/guidelines/en" target="_blank">www.fao.org/fishery/ssf/guidelines/en </a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.fao.org" target="_blank">FAO</a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English and French</p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-27 11:38:22What Lies Beneath: Using Mangrove Peat to Study Ancient Coastal Environments and Sea-Level Risehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1495<p> This video describes how scientists study past changes in sea-level and coastal environments by analyzing mangrove peat. Mangrove islands located off the coast of Belize are underlain by deep deposits of peat (organic soil), which retain a record of past sea level, vegetation, and climate.</p> <p> By studying past changes in sea level and how intertidal ecosystems, such as mangroves, have responded to these changes, we can better predict what will happen in the future as sea levels increase. The information generated by such research is critical to geophysical modeling efforts as well as to management and conservation of coastal ecosystems.</p> <p> More info: USGS Fact Sheets: <a href="http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/factshts/2004-3126/2004-3126.htm" target="_blank">One</a> and <a href="http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/factshts/2004-3125/2004-3125.htm" target="_blank">Two</a> <br /> Produced by: Karen McKee for <a href="http://www.usgs.gov/" target="_blank">U.S. Geological Survey</a> <br /> Year: 2008<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-27 10:14:49World Water Week 2012: Young Vision 2050 Interviews - UNDPhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1494<p> The 2012 World Water Week delegates talk to the Young Vision team and discuss their ideas and visions to achieve water security in 2050.<br /> In this video the project "Every drop matters" (a cooperation between UNDP and CocaCola is shortly introduced.</p> <p> All videos of the Young Vision team at World Water Week can be watched here: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/WWWeekYVL" target="_blank">www.youtube.com/user/WWWeekYVL</a><br /> <br /> More info: www.everydropmatters.com<br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.siwi.org" target="_blank">SIWI</a> (see also: <a href="http://www.watermedia.org" target="_blank">www.watermedia.org</a>)<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-27 09:54:46Patagonia Risinghttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1493<p> Patagonia Rising investigates a plan to build five large hydroelectric dams on two of the world's purest free-flowing rivers in Chile. Tracing the hydrologic cycle of the Baker River from ice to ocean, Patagonia Rising brings voice to the South American cowboys, Gauchos, caught in the crossfire of future energy demands</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://patagoniarising.com/" target="_blank">http://patagoniarising.com/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2983258/" target="_blank">Brian Lilla</a> (Director)<br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: Spanish and English</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-27 09:28:04Mangrove Bioshield Finalhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1492<p> One of a series of thirteen films profiling some of the micro projects linked to a project entitled "Capacity Challenges in Post-crisis and Transitional Situations- India and Sri Lanka"</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2010</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: Various (English subtitles)</span></p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-24 10:07:21A Census of the Ocean: Paul Snelgrovehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1491<p> Oceanographer Paul Snelgrove shares the results of a ten-year project with one goal: to take a census of all the life in the oceans. He shares amazing photos of some of the surprising finds of the Census of Marine Life.</p> <p> Paul Snelgrove led the group that pulled together the findings of the Census of Marine Life -- synthesizing 10 years and 540 expeditions into a book of wonders</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.coml.org/">http://www.coml.org/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.ted.com/" target="_blank">TED: Ideas Worth Spreading</a><br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-23 11:18:07Webinar: Water and Change by Henk van Schaikhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1490<p> In the 1970s, rural water supply and health formed the core of the &lsquo;Water Agenda.&rsquo; Since then, the agenda of the water community (policymakers, practitioners, private sector, users) has expanded in response to new and additional challenges such as growing water demands for people and food, the need for cost recovery, environmental integrity, and climate change.</p> <p> In his 40-year career, Henk van Schaik has been involved in policy processes and projects related to water, all over the world. Through his work, he has seen the Water Agenda evolve from being focused on rural supply and health in the 1970s, to Climate Change impact and adaptation in the early 2000s. In the coming decade, he sees &lsquo;Water and Peace&rsquo; emerging as a top priority for the water community. He reckons that new water allocations for green growth, and Water & Cultural Heritage are other themes set to assume more importance.</p> <p> In this webinar, hosted by TheWaterChannel on August 15, 2012, Henk outlined these changes by revisiting some of the assignments and people that formed his career in the past, and through examples from his ongoing/upcoming work.<br /> <br /> More info: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/webinar" target="_blank">www.thewaterchannel.tv/webinar </a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv">TheWaterChannel </a><br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-21 14:48:03Climate vs. Weatherhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1489<p> Dr. Otis Brown of the University of Miami explains the differences between climate and weather, and long-term climate change compared to heat waves. Brown also discusses the utility of weather forecasts and climate models in today's society.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.climatecentral.org/" target="_blank">http://www.climatecentral.org/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.climatecentral.org/" target="_blank">Climate Central</a><br /> Year: 2009<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-21 14:43:04Not a very Green Revolutionhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1488<p> We are now witnessing the beginning of the second Green Revolution in India. The Punjab in the north west of India was an experiment to test an oil based, chemically dependent, corporately controlled model. The land, the water and its inhabitants are now testament to a failed system. A system driven not by a desire to enhance an already sustainable system but to destroy it and replace it with one orientated around profit and plunder.</p> <div> The film is from an interview taken with Indian food policy analyst Devinder Sharma (<a href="http://devinder-sharma.blogspot.com" target="_blank">devinder-sharma.blogspot.com</a>) and the farming communities of Punjab.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Music by Alien Soap Opera, Second Wave</div> <div>  </div> <div> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a> / <a href="http://www.cintdis.org/" target="_blank">Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a>, <a href="http://www.chintangohil.com/Site/home.html" target="_blank">Chintan Gohil</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2011</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span></div> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-17 11:35:13Planting mangroves and keeping them alivehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1487<p> This is Mr Chien, of the Veteran Association of Thuan Hoa Village in Central Vietnam. He is guarding the freshly planted mangrove in the Tam Giang Lagoon against buffaloes, encroaching fishermen and otherd that may damage it. He explains what it takes to see the young shrubs through their first year - and how the mangrove plantation flourishes - under the custody of the local council, local association and CSRD - initiated by the ADAPTS Project.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.csrd.vn/" target="_blank">http://www.csrd.vn/</a><br /> Produced by: Frank van Steenbergen<br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language:</p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-17 11:26:49Water Sector Political and Institutional Framework in Yemenhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1486<p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOA_78VD3R_Eng" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">www.nwo.nl/cocoon</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; "> </span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: </span><a href="http://thewaterchannel/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">TheWaterChannel</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2012 </span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Region: Yemen</span></p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-17 11:26:28Remote Sensing for Preparing Water Budgetshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1485<p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOA_78VD3R_Eng" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">www.nwo.nl/cocoon</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; "> </span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: </span><a href="http://thewaterchannel/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">TheWaterChannel</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2012 </span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Region: Yemen</span></p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-17 11:26:08Water Status in al Mujelis Villagehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1484<p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOA_78VD3R_Eng" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">www.nwo.nl/cocoon</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; "> </span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: </span><a href="http://thewaterchannel/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">TheWaterChannel</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2012 </span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Region: Yemen</span></p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-17 11:24:22Nutrient Pollutionhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1483<p> Nutrient pollution, which occurs from an excess of nitrogen and phosphorus in the environment, is a growing problem. This pollution impacts people's health, our environment, opportunities for recreation, and tourism. Nutrient pollution comes from farms, city streets, sewage treatment plants, pet waste, and faulty septic systems. This video aims to build public awareness which is the first step in preventing and reducing nutrient pollution.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.epa.gov/nutrientpollution" target="_blank">http://www.epa.gov/nutrientpollution</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.epa.gov/" target="_blank">United States Environmental Protection Agency</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-17 10:37:38Waste-water reuse and groundwater depletion- a storyhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1482<p> Farmers near the small town of Vijayapura are faced with a decline and disappearance of groundwater. Bore-wells as deep as 1100 feet have gone dry. Apart from the great loss in money that they face they also have no livelihoods to eke out a living. Some innovative farmers have started to use the towns waste-water to grow fooder and even vegetables. This is one such story.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/zenrainman" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank" title="Zenrainman">Zenrainman</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; "> </span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: Zenrainman </span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2012</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: English</span></p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-14 15:13:01We Say No to Fracking!http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1481<p> Saturday 28 July 2012 saw a gathering of communities, environmentalists, scientists, children, bikers etc. in Nieu-Bethesda to raise awareness that the people of South Africa are saying NO to fracking. The Rally was organised locally by Mikey Wentworth with support from Climate Justice Campaign and Earthlife Africa Cape Town. This video was filmed and edited by Liane Greeff of EcoDoc Africa, and produced for EJOLT-CCS. EJOLT is a large collaborative project bringing science and society together to catalogue ecological distribution conflicts and to work towards confronting environmental injustice.EcoDoc Africa is taking the camera to the conflicts and building and sharing a video archive of people's protests against ecocide on earth.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.ejolt.org" target="_blank">www.ejolt.org</a> and <a href="http://www.ejolt.org" target="_blank">www.ecodocafrica.co.za</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.ecodocafrica.co.za/" target="_blank">EcoDoc Africa</a> for EJOLT-CCS <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English with some Afrikaans <br /> Region: Karoo, South Africa</p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-14 11:54:39Don't Frack with Our Human Right to Waterhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1480<p> On Human Rights Day, 21 March 2012, Earthlife Africa Cape Town, together with Climate Justice Campaign, organised a protest march and "Speaker's Corner" to highlight the devastating impact that fracking will have on South Africa's water resources, and thereby on the constitutional right to water enshrined in South Africa's Constitution. A large gathering of protesters from all sectors of South Africa's society highlighted the united nature of the opposition against fracking.</p> <p> More info: <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.ecodocafrica.co.za/" target="_blank">EcoDoc Africa</a> for EJOLT-CCS <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English with some Xhosa <br /> Region: South Africa</p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-14 10:56:25Goa . fishing net ~ profithttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1479<p> The season has finally come to an end here in Goa. The last package tourists have arrived risking the monsoon, and budget backpackers are here looking for cheap off-season accommodation. All that is left on the once-packed beaches are sleeping dogs, day-trippers sleeping off the excess of a whisky-fuelled night, a few sun worshipers in ill-fitting bikinis and the fishermen.</p> <div> The local fishing communities have begun to fish again and the beach returns to the way it looked ten or so years ago. Nets and ropes line the beach. Men, neck deep in the lagoon waters, drag their nets through the tides, catching enough fish for their families&rsquo; dinners. For hundreds of years, fishing communities around the world have lived this way, a dynamic and sustainable existence along the coastal belts. Generations have grown up with a profound understanding and respect for their environment and everything it gives and everything it takes.</div> <div>  </div> <div> In certain areas of India&rsquo;s western coastline, fishermen from different castes could identify each other by the way they threw their nets. Each caste group had their own system of fishing as well as fish species. Higher caste members were permitted to catch the larger fish while lower caste would catch the smaller species. This system, while seen as unjust to many, was a sustainable system in many ways. Communities would take what their families required to sustain a reasonable standard of living. They knew that their resources were finite and they respected this. They also knew of the seasons the fish laid their eggs and the time they needed to mature and to continue the life cycle and they knew of their migration patterns.</div> <div>  </div> <div> For hundreds, if not thousands of years, this natural flow has existed between people and their environment, an understanding of how to manage these life-giving resources in a way that was mutually benefiting to society and our essential bio-diversity.</div> <div>  </div> <div> I began talking to a young fisherman here in Palolem, Guru. He&rsquo;s 30 years old, married and has one child. He and his father run tourist trips to show the dolphins further out to sea. During the season, all day long, you can hear the drone of the fishing boat engines, the smell of kerosene and the piercing screams of over excited tourists trying to catch a glimpse of a dolphin&rsquo;s fin or tail as it hunts for small fish.</div> <div>  </div> <div> They make good money. Every trip is a minimum of Rs1000 ($18) for a 45 minute round trip on the boat. Guru told me that local fishing had dramatically diminished over the past ten years making it difficult to provide for their growing family with the sustainable income it needs. The dolphin trips are now their only real source of income, and like so many communities around the world, as their income base shifts and they begin to earn hard currency, they become economic consumers, slowly removing themselves from hundreds of years of tradition and resource-based self-sustainability.</div> <div>  </div> <div> As a community&rsquo;s environment and life styles change, so do its priorities, the traditions of hand-made wooden fishing boats are disappearing. At the far end of the beach, unloved and uncared for, beautifully-crafted wooden boats lay rotting and vandalized and once-valuable and cherished nets are now buried in the sand.</div> <div> It&rsquo;s not just the changing social dynamic that is responsible for these changes. The fishermen told me that they want to fish, but what else could they do, when the beach is full of money-touting tourists and there are so few fish to catch? Over the last few years, fishermen&rsquo;s catches have steadily dropped and the biggest culprit responsible for these decreasing catches lay just a little out to sea &ndash; the trawlers.</div> <div>  </div> <div> At night, the horizon is often lit up with tiny bobbing lights; during the day they crisscross the local waters, engines pumping black smoke from their stacks as they strain to drag the heavy nets through the water.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Over the last few years, fishermen have experienced huge changes taking place as businessmen have started to see an opportunity to exploit the shallow waters of the west coast. Big diesel-driven trawlers prowl the waters with purse nets, scraping the bottom of the sea and lifting all the life; fish eggs, tiny crustaceans, everything is taken, then dumped onto the deck of the boat. Fishermen busy themselves with plastic boards, flicking anything that is saleable into a basket, the rest, dead, back into the sea. Day in, day out, throughout the season, the trawlers take anything and everything.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Somewhere, inland, a man sits at a desk and taps figures into a calculator to work out how much profit he has made.</div> <div>  </div> <div> This, according to the local fishermen, is the real cause of the problem. Fishing is now seen just as an activity based on profit. Businessmen, mainly local politicians, own these boats and easily flout seasonal and quota laws. No one seems able to change anything. For the last few years, fishermen have come together to lobby local government officials to change and enforce the laws, but these officials are also the boat-owning businessmen and they have no desire to reduce their own annual profits. They know that time is running out and that soon fish stocks will begin to collapse, but that&rsquo;s &ldquo;not their problem&rdquo;; their only concern is to make money and to make it before any other person gets a chance.</div> <div>  </div> <div> It&rsquo;s all &ldquo;big business&rdquo;, and as global demand increases so does the value of our resources. As long as you have the hardware to collect, the resources are free - and that&rsquo;s a profitable business. </div> <div>  </div> <div> We went to one of the ports, a place called Betul on the estuary, where some of the bigger trawlers come in. Here we met one of the boat owners, dressed in slacks and a clean shirt, mobile phone clipped to his designer belt. He told us that it was the sardine season. Billions of sardines migrating along India&rsquo;s west coast are scooped up by these giant nets, loaded into the hold and then taken to port. He explained that these sardines were headed to the next state, Karnataka, to be processed into feed for huge chicken farms, a source of valuable protein for another growing food business. He was a happy man content with his business interests of fishing and mining.</div> <div>  </div> <div> So as the giant trawlers take the lion&rsquo;s share of the sardine, mackerel and kingfish bounty out of the sea, the smaller trawlers sweep up everything else. Local fishermen worry about what the future will hold for them. If there are no more fish in their sea there will no longer be dolphins and without dolphins there will be no tourist to give them an income.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Music by Gary Reuben Morris - hoorayface.bandcamp.com/</div> <div> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2011</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: (English subtitles)</span></div>TheWaterChannel2012-08-14 10:18:13Desalination: How it workshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1478<p> Matthew Blaikie (Water Treatment Engineer) SA Water talks about how the Adelaide Desalination Plant works.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.sawater.com.au/sawater/education/ourwatersystems/desalination.htm" target="_blank">http://www.sawater.com.au/sawater/education/ourwatersystems/desalination.htm</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.sawater.com.au/sawater/" target="_blank">SA Water</a><br /> Language: English<br /> Year: 2011</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-14 10:10:24How does conflict affect groundwater potential?http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1477<p> <strong>Quick Question #1: </strong>How does conflict affect the potential to utilise and develop groundwater resources?</p> <p> Answered by Teklewoini Assefa, Executive Director, <a href="http://www.rest-tigray.org/" target="_blank">Relief Society of Tigray</a> (REST).</p> <p> Do you have an answer of your own? Would you like to add to what Mr. Assefa had to say? Please comment below.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.nwo.nl/cocoon" target="_blank">www.nwo.nl/cocoon</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.thewaterchannel.tv" target="_blank">TheWaterChannel</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-12 19:59:47East Africa Crisis: One Year Onhttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1476<p> In this video, we look at how the east Africa crisis arose and what lessons we can learn from it.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://goo.gl/VhUwm" target="_blank">http://goo.gl/VhUwm</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.concern.net/" target="_blank">Concern Worldwide</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-10 11:56:30Greenland: Ice Cores and Climatehttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1475<p> An international team of climate scientists, working on the NEEM research project, has just completed their first season toward drilling a 1.6-mile deep vertical core of solid ice in Greenland, looking for clues about ancient and future climates. In July of 2009, Dr. Heidi Cullen traveled to Greenland with a production team from StormCenter Communications to visit the team, and discuss their findings. For a more in-depth look at the NEEM project and its findings, watch Drilling Back to the Future: Climate Clues from Ancient Ice on Greenland, Climate Central's report broadcast on PBS's The NewsHour.</p> <p> Footage credits: StormCenter Communications, NEEM, Ines Trams/ZDF</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://goo.gl/dCBvO" target="_blank">http://goo.gl/dCBvO</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.climatecentral.org/" target="_blank">Climate Central</a><br /> Year: 2009<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-10 11:37:09Upendra has wormshttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1474<p> Worm culture vermiculture is part of a system that has been used in sustainable, organic agriculture for thousands of years. So the agricultural industry creates a system that destroys one that is natural efficient and free.</p> <div> The true value of worms and their role in reconditioning degraded soil is finally being realised with millions of farmers like Upendra beginning to re-introduce this method and enrich their soils.</div> <div>  </div> <div> Upendra Kumar Mohanta comes from a small village Kandasara, in thenorth of Orissa India.</div> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2011</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Language: Oriya with English subtitles</span></p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-09 12:20:52Fighting the hunger season in Liberiahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1473<p> (As of May 2011) As tensions remain high in Cote d'Ivoire the estimated 150,000 refugees who fled to north-eastern Liberia show no signs of going back. Poor communities are hosting tens of thousands of refugees but they are running out of food and seeds.</p> <p> The ICRC, with the Liberian Red Cross and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are providing tools, seeds and food rations to 3000 host families to avert a food crisis in the period between June and September known as the hunger season.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.icrc.org/eng/">http://www.icrc.org/eng/</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.icrc.org/eng/" target="_blank">International Committee of the Red Cross</a><br /> Year: 2011<br /> Langauge: English</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-09 12:09:39Life, land, and justice in Ugandahttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1472<p> In Kalangala, Uganda, John Muniishya woke up one day to find bulldozers clearing his land to plant oil palms. John and his community have preserved their forests and lands for generations. Now their way of life is at risk. Help John. Join Friends of the Earth International, and take action to stop land grabbing in Uganda.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://www.foei.org/en/resources/publications/pdfs/2012/land-life-justice/view" target="_blank">http://www.foei.org/en/resources/publications/pdfs/2012/land-life-justice/view</a><br /> Produced by: <a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" target="_blank">The Source Project</a> <br /> Year: 2012<br /> Language: (English subtitles)</p> <p>  </p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-07 11:30:07Murray River 1914 in a true Australian droughthttp://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1471<p> An interview with the last remaining person alive in a historical photo taken at Koondrook near Barham of a group of people in horse and carts having a New Years Day picnic on the bed of the Murray River 1st January 1914.</p> <p> Ian McDonald then was a 2 month old baby and lived on the property "Riversdale" at Myall along side the Murray River recounts his experiences about the droughts of 1940s and his parents stories of the 1914 and 1902 droughts and how the river would always stop running during a drought.</p> <p> His view is that if it was not for the dams upstream storing and releasing water during a drought, the Murray River would stop running during every drought and this would be a normal occurrence in Australian rivers.</p> <p> More info: <a href="http://midstatevideo.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://midstatevideo.com/index.html</a> <br /> Produced by: <a href="http://midstatevideo.com/index.html" target="_blank">Vince Bucello</a> <br /> Year: 2011<br /> Language: English</p>TheWaterChannel2012-08-07 11:04:54An Agricultural Future?http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&task=viewvideo&Itemid=53&video_id=1470<p> A film about Indias agriculture, current issues and the possible future, about where we need to go if we want to work with the environment and create food sustainably.</p> <p> A big thank you to Jason Taylor for all the help and guidance.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">More info: </span><a href="http://www.thesourceproject.blogspot.nl/" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">The Source Project</a><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Produced by: </span><a href="http://www.chintangohil.com/Site/home.html" style="color: rgb(22, 143, 198); text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " target="_blank">Chintan Gohil</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">, </span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; ">Year: 2011</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; " /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px;