Making Contact

Making Contact – Drips of Change: Preserving Our Freshwater

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It’s been 40 years since the clean water act was signed into law. The goal was to assure safe water quality for the environment, humans and wildlife. But with new contaminants, population growth, and climate change, the landscape of our water supply has been transformed.  Meanwhile, regulation is being framed by some as an enemy of progress. On this edition; a look at how we manage our water in the twenty-first century. Are we doing too little…or are we trying to control too much?

 

Featuring:

Alex Prud’Homme, Journalist and Author of The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-First Century; Jon Rosenfield, Bay Institute Conservation Biologist; Richard Nixon, President of the United States; William Ruckelshaus, former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator; Tom Ries, Ecosphere Restoration Institute President; Sonny Vergara; former Southwest Florida Water Management District Executive Director; Robin Felix, Southwest Florida Water Management District media relations manager; Mary Jean Yon, Audubon Florida lobbyist; Bob Buckhorn, Mayor of the City of Tampa

 

For More Information:

The Pacific Institute

http://www.pacinst.org/

 

The Bay Institute

http://www.bay.org/

 

Food and Water Watch

http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org

 

Clean Water Action

http://www.cleanwateraction.org/

 

Alex Prud’Homme

http://www.alexprudhomme.com/

 

Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD)

http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/

 

Ecosphere Restoration Institute

http://www.ecosphererestoration.org/

 

SWFWMD Matters

http://swfwmdmatters.blogspot.com/

 

Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve

http://www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/sites/cockroach/

 

Audubon of Florida

http://fl.audubon.org/

 

City of Tampa Wastewater Department

http://www.tampagov.net/dept_wastewater/

 

The Blue Planet Project

http://www.blueplanetproject.net/

 

Steven Solomon’s The Water Blog

http://thewaterblog.wordpress.com/

 

Public Policy Institute of California: Water http://www.ppic.org/main/policyarea.asp?i=15

 

Salmon Aid

http://www.salmonaid.org

 

Environmental Protection Agency

http://www.epa.gov/

 

Articles:

 

Gone With the Flow: How the Alteration in Freshwater Flow is Killing the Bay Delta

http://www.bay.org/publications/gone-with-the-flow

 

The Growing Battle for the Right to Water by Maude Barlow http://www.alternet.org/water/76819

 

Water and the War on Terror by Steven Solomon

http://grist.org/politics/2010-03-02-water-and-the-war-on-terror/


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Film:

 

Flow

http://www.flowthefilm.com/

 

The Last Call at the Oasis, the documentary: http://www.participantmedia.com/films/coming_soon/last_call_at_the_oasis.php

 

Books:

 

Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water by Peter Gleick http://islandpress.org/bottledandsold/9781610911627.html

 

Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke, http://www.thenewpress.com/index.php?option=com_title&task=view_title&metaproductid=1022

 

The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-First Century by Alex Prud’Homme

http://books.simonandschuster.com/Ripple-Effect/Alex-Prud%27homme/9781416535454

 

WATER: The Epic Struggle For Wealth, Power, and Civilization by Steven Solomon http://www.harpercollins.com/author/microsite/?authorid=26031

 

Cadillac Desert, The American West and Its Disappearing Water by Marc Reisner http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780140178241,00.html