Our New YouTube Water Conservation Video Series: “Water Wars”
After completing my book, Dry Run: Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis, I wanted to take the research from the book and put it into a format that would reach a large number of people. As a keynote speaker, I’ve been presenting the book in a talk called “Cool Water: Preventing Urban Water Crises.” But I want to do more.
Working with Tucson-based media consultant and arts activist Jodi Netzer, I developed a series of three short videos that describe the danger of upcoming water wars throughout the world, and then show you what you can do with personal water conservation actions, through sustainable green building design, and how to be a water activist in your town or city.
All three videos can be seen on this YouTube playlist: http://bit.ly/water-wars
In the first video, I warn about water conflicts that are likely to increase worldwide as population growth, limited water supplies and growing urbanization collide. I provide solutions for how to conserve water and what we can do to prevent the next urban water crisis wherever we live.
In the second video, I describe how we can change the way we build buildings and cities, to incorporate water conservation practices and water efficient designs, using my own personal practices as well as examples from around the world gathered for my book.
In the third video, I show what communities can do to prevent future urban water crises. In particular, I cite examples from the research from “Dry Run” of what seven large US metro areas have done to promote water conservation and improve water efficiency, by successfully managing pricing, regulation, incentives and education.
Please take a look at this video series and let me know what you think. The three videos are 11 minutes total, and I guarantee you’ll never look at a glass of water or a leaky faucet the same way again!