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San Juan Water Conservancy District Plans Educational Film Series

Southwest Basin Roundtable has funded San Juan Water Conservancy District (SJWCD) to create three educational short films in 2024.  Professional film maker, Christi Bode of Moxiecran Media, will script and shoot “This is Your Watershed: Upper San Juan River.” Collaboration with other water organizations and stakeholders is expected to enrich our understanding of our San Juan River home.

In the planning stage, the working themes of three six-minute videos are:

  1. Introduction to the Upper San Juan Watershed: Geography, Ecological Functioning. Tributaries, and Rivers
  2. Water Uses and Needs: Environmental, Agricultural, Recreational, Industrial, Municipal, as well as Cultural and Tribal Needs
  3. The Future of our Water Supply: Threats and Opportunities

Quantitative and qualitative data, collected across decades, that explains water supply and needs will be included. Risk management and Colorado compact compliance requirements will be incorporated into explanations of all water uses – environmental, recreational, agricultural, municipal, and industrial.

The creation of the informative films are part of SJWCD’s Strategic Plan to educate the community about the water resources of the Upper San Juan River Basin and related issues, including climate change, future water needs, water resource planning, water conservation, and the work of the SJWCD.