Three Short Films About Water — The Watershed Media Project

Where does water go when it rains?

(5 min. 19 sec.)

How much water do we use?

(4 min. 11 sec.)

Follow the Water

(3 min. 23 sec.)

Click on a image to play the Flash video

These movies were produced for CUAHSI. They are intended to be used by scientists to explain the concepts behind the environmental observatories that are under development at the National Science Foundation. Engaging stakeholders, particularly land owners from whom scientists need access, is critical to the development of these observatories. Basic concepts such as a hydrologic budget, stores and fluxes of water, and the flowpaths and residence time of water are important to convey so that these stakeholders can understand why we need to collect the data that we do.

There are 6 video files listed below: an MPEG-1 file and an MPEG-2 file for each of the three short movies. The MPEG-1 file should play on any computer, and can be incorporated into a PowerPoint presentation.

The MPEG-2 files are much larger, and less compressed than the MPEG-1 files, and would work well for a large screen projection in a classroom, for example.

The movies may play better when copied onto your computer’s hard drive. Right click on the link and “Save Target As . . .” to download to your local drive for better viewing.

Where Does Water Go When It Rains? [MPEG-1 format; 68 MB]

Where Does Water Go When It Rains? [MPEG-2 format; 167 MB]

How Much Water Do We Use? [55 MB]

How Much Water Do We Use? [MPEG-2 format; 177 MB]

Follow the Water. [50 MB]

Follow the Water. [MPEG-2 format; 161 MB]