Trailer: Water Before Anything

submitted by: Doorbell Productions

A movie that documents the successful Task Force process in Oregon's Umatilla County. Umatilla County has one of the worst groundwater depletion problems in the world. Five years ago a Task Force was formed to address sustainability and water rights. In 2009 the Umatilla Planning Commission adopted the Task Force's plan for sustainability beyond the year 2050. This film chronicles the conversation around groundwater and proposes that water is unique in its ability to transform conflict.

Kaleidoscope Project

submitted by: Doorbell Productions

A proposal for an interactive process that integrates myth and science regarding water-culture awareness. If science and myth are reconciled, we believe that synthesis can occur within communities in ways that enable collaboration, trust building, and local water policy change, especially where common pool resources are a concern.
Kaleidoscope Authors: John Klock, Ana Lu Fonseca, Denise Elston, Sarah Sheldrick, and Brock Tabor