Cycle of Insanity: The Water Cycle by Surfrider Foundation

Members of the Surfrider Foundation have put together a rather entertaining, but largely acurate cartoon on the water cycle and its mis-management. While I have problems with the way a couple of the items are presented, I found the video largely entertaining and well done. I think it’s good enough to explain some of the concepts that I like to spend time on: Low Impact Development, water conservation, and wetlands preservation. I appreciate the video’s global perspective and the producers’ explicit strategy to entertain while informing us.

My only substantial critique for this video is that seems to spend much of its 20 minutes dwelling on the urban side of coastal water management–and by that, I mean that large mass of urbanity to our south: California. In their defense, the producers are working out of the confines of the very urban San Diego and Los Angeles areas and are aiming this squarely at people living in these kinds of coastal cities.   All that said, I have embedded it here for your enjoyment.

The Cycle of Insanity: The Real Story of Water from Surfrider Foundation on Vimeo.


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