WaterPortal launches video on grassland and water health for Let’s Talk About Water’s Short Film Competition

CALGARY, ALBERTA, June 1, 2021 – The Alberta WaterPortal Society’s submission for Let’s Talk About Water’s 2021 International Film competition emphasizes the benefits that properly managed grasslands can have for water quality and ecosystem health.

The video provides in-depth and understandable details in only two minutes on how grassland ecosystems provide valuable benefits, such as filtering water. To remain healthy, these ecosystems require grazers, meaning cattle and the ranchers who manage their grazing patterns are important to healthy grasslands and therefore clean water. However, poor livestock management will harm the grassland and can impact our local water.

Click here to view and vote for the video. Viewer’s choice voting closes on June 10!

About the Alberta WaterPortal Society: Founded in 2006, in the spirit of the Water for Life strategy, the Alberta WaterPortal provides inclusive research, community engagement, and educational activities to improve the public’s understanding of local, regional, and global water issues to enhance decision-making. 

Alixx Hettinga