We’ve been extremely proud of how Who Owns Water has been received in academic circles. From middle schools to graduate programs, the film has sparked conversation about water and how we handle it in our homes, communities and on a regional scale. Hearing the people in the film speak emotionally about the rivers and seeing the physical connection with water throughout the film seems to open a nice forum for post-screening discussion.
Just recently, David joined the panel at Oregon State University’s Hydrophile Symposium in Corvallis. Oregon’s water laws, like those in the western states, are much different from eastern riparian laws. We watched the film then had a spirited conversation with grad students, community members and leading scientists and policy makers from Oregon (Aaron Wolf, Brenda Bateman, and Julie Keil were on the panel with David).
An OSU Hydrogeology professor posted this note, including a great review from one of his students, on his blog : CLICK HERE TO VIEW
We’d love to share the film with more schools and universities. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.