Let's Talk About Water Film & Water Symposium, Delft, Netherlands


Let's Talk About Water, UNESCO-IHE, Deltares, TUDelft and WWF-the Netherlands present DamNation

Saturday, February 20, 2:30pm
Filmhuis Lumen, Delft Netherlands
Admission €5, students/staff €3
Discussion featuring Bart Geenen, Senior Freshwater expert at WWF-the Netherlands and Kees Sloff, Deltares expert on fluvial river engineering and fluvial morphology

Welcome to the fourth installment of the film and water event Let’s Talk About Water, where water scientists and engineers, students and the general public meet and the power of cinema is used to inform, spark dialogue and electrify discussion.

This documentary is definitely a manifesto. It targets the abundance of 75,000 dams that rob most rivers in the US of their natural course. We closely follow the daring adventures of activists, marvel at the natural beauty of unencumbered rivers captured with visual splendor, and condemn the hulking man-made obstacles that dams represent to nature’s free will. Until recently we highly valued them as a multipurpose fix for hydro-power, irrigation, drinking water and flood protection. We admired engineering wonders and the conquest of the natural world. Now we know the unintended consequences to the ecosystem and aquatic life, the lack of a free streaming zone, sedimentation and nutrients, or harm to local and native cultures and economies. DamNation wants to promote new values: embrace nature – we are all part of it – and get rid of those damn dams!

Information flyer: http://letstalkaboutwater.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Lelts-Talk-About-Water-Delft-2016.pdf


February 20, 2016 at 2:30pm
Filmhuis Lumen
Doelenplein 5
Delft 2611 BP
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"Exquisitely shot and powerfully told."
Stephanie Merry, Washington Post