'Water Blues Green Solutions' documentary to screen in Philadelphia

May 03, 2014

Penn State Public Media will screen its documentary "Water Blues Green Solutions" in Philadelphia at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Van Pelt Auditorium.

This screening event is presented in partnership by Fairmount Water Works, Penn State Public Media and The Penn State Center: Engaging Philadelphia. If you would like to explore the museum before the screening event starts, the museum offers Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday Nights beginning at 5 p.m.

"Water Blues Green Solutions" takes viewers “on a journey across the country in search of communities that are adopting new ways of thinking about how to protect, restore, and preserve our rivers and the sources of our drinking water.” The documentary features stories of leaders in four cities: Philadelphia, New York, San Antonio and Portland; who borrow strategies from nature to clean and protect water.

Philadelphia’s “water blues” story features work by the Philadelphia Water Department and community participants. Rather than spending billions on storage and treatment facilities, they have chosen to implement green mitigation measures on the surface of the city by adding trees, rain gardens, parks and porous paving, which help to manage the water before it enters the stormwater system. "Water Blues Green Solutions" and green infrastructure projects in conjunction with the documentary are sponsored in part by lead foundation funders, Colcom Foundation and Subaru, as well as the William Penn Foundation, The National Association of Clean Water Agencies and the Park Foundation.

To reserve tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/water-blues-green-solutions-documentary-scr....

For more information about the documentary, visit http://waterblues.org/.

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    Students in "Water Blues Green Solutions" working in Philadelphia.

    IMAGE: Penn State
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    Students at work in "Water Blues Green Solutions."

    IMAGE: Penn State
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Last Updated May 05, 2014