LIVING WATER SMART IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: “Passion is the glue for collaboration when everyone shares a common set of values and a vision for reconnecting people, land and water,” stated Paul Chapman, Chair, when he reflected on the remarkable team effort during the time of COVID to produce Watershed Moments 2020, the Video Trilogy Series
NOTE TO READER:
The edition of Waterbucket eNews published on February 16, 2021 shined the spotlight on the Watershed Moments Team, a group of individuals representing a variety of organizations who coalesced around a shared vision to do something special. The Watershed Moments Team turned COVID into an opportunity to create a legacy educational resource – the Watershed Moments video trilogy.
Reconnect People, Fish, Land and Water in Altered Landscapes
“In less than six months, the remarkable Watershed Moments team produced not one but THREE documentaries, with each one being two hours in duration. This is a remarkable accomplishment,” stated Kim Stephens, Waterbucket eNews Editor and Executive Director, Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia.
“Consider that the time from start to finish to produce a single feature-length documentary is typically about one year. When the folks at Shaw Cable saw the high production quality, they jumped at the chance to broadcast the trilogy on their Vancouver Island network of community channels. And now, anyone in the world with an Internet connection can view the Watershed Moments trilogy on YouTube.”
What viewers have stated about the Trilogy
“Just wanted to pass along a little feedback from someone who attended our community water forum and who is now really enjoying the trilogy series. I was in a meeting the other day and local government representative was telling everyone about this amazing series and encouraging everyone to not only join but to consider this excellent format when thinking about events in this online era. She said it is high quality and highly valuable. Great work!”
“This transfer of knowledge, as emphasized by the presenters, needs to become a consistent theme, linking federal, provincial, regional districts and local government to the community level. In essence, to establish in a permanent way that we are all ‘singing from the same song sheet’, moving from a silo mentality towards an integrated vision and collaborative approach.”
TO LEARN MORE:
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