INLAND SEAS TO AIR ON PUBLIC TELEVISION
Posted: April 24, 2008
Updated: November 1, 2008
In early 2008, as the proposed Great Lakes Compact moves on to Congress for consideration, a film by WATER Institute ecologist Rebecca Klaper delves into the science behind this water policy.
[Ed. note: the Compact has since been passed by the U.S. Congress and was signed into law by President Bush on October 3, 2008.]
Inland Seas: Understanding and Protecting the Waters of the Great Lakes, which Klaper produced with filmmaker Matt Radcliff (
), aired on Milwaukee Public Television in August 2008 and is now available in HD DVD format for purchase.
Featuring interviews with local scientists, water managers, and policy experts, Inland Seas explains the basics of our water resources—from aquifers to watersheds—and how they fit into the water policy picture.
Klaper says her goal in creating Inland Seas was to provide a way for people to "learn more about their water resources and the policies being developed to protect these resources. In addition the film talks about what everyone can do to help protect this tremendous resource."
A four-minute trailer of the film appears below.
Inland Seas premiered at Discovery World on Apr. 26, 2008 before an audience of invited guests. The event concluded with a panel discussion with water, policy, and planning experts, including Tim Grundl, chair of UW-Milwaukee's geosciences department; Nancy Frank, chair of UW-Milwaukee's urban planning department; Peter McAvoy, vice president of the environmental health department at the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center; and Bud Harris, ecology professor emeritus at UW-Green Bay.
Klaper also discussed the film with Mitch Teich on WUWM's Lake Effect on Apr. 24.
DVD copies of Inland Seas are available for $15 each. To order, send a check payable to the Great Lakes WATER Institute to:
Rebecca Klaper, Inland Seas DVD
Great Lakes WATER Institute
600 E. Greenfield Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Include the number of DVDs you are ordering and your name and shipping address. Contact Rebecca Klaper for additional information.