Monday, November 14, 2016

Ojai Film Festival 2016

Ojai Valley Green Coalition - FOCUS EARTH

On Sunday Nov 6th, the Ojai Valley Green Coalition sponsored a water-themed afternoon of films and discussion.  The Surfrider Foundation "Cycle of Insanity" short film and a new film titled "Beyond the Mirage: The Future of Water in the West," set the stage for a panel discussion.  The sold-out audience was primarily Ojai residents, eager to learn more about water management during this ongoing drought.

"Beyond the Mirage" explains the tenuous nature of the Colorado River and California State Water projects under the uncertainty of climate change.  It explained how this huge plumbing system has been overallocated, and why decreased snowpack could lead to the failure of a system which has provided for the growth of megacities in the desert southwest, including those in California.

A timely discussion, given the push right now to hook the Ventura River up to state water...

Ojai Valley Green Coalition: The Future of Water Panel Discussion 11.6.16 720 from Ojai Valley Green Coalition on Vimeo.

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Ojai Valley Green Coalition - FOCUS EARTH

Cycle of Insanity