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The future of water and
why you should care.

Let's Talk About Water (LTAW) is an environmental initiative which was started by film researcher Linda Lilienfeld as a film festival to draw attention to water issues around the globe. With the support of the University of Saskatchewan (USask), the Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS), and the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI), LTAW has evolved to include a podcast, film competition, youth engagement, and numerous events, film festivals and workshops around the world. 

Podcast Season 2!

Season 2 of the Let's Talk About Water podcast has started! Listen to host Jay Famiglietti speak with experts on topics including wildfires, environmental racism, the impact of COVID-19 on our water supply, and much more.  Click below to see the episode list!



The LTAW Film & Water Festival is a unique program combining the power of film and the science of water to inform and engage students, faculty and the general public in active discussion about water issues and solutions. It has been held at universities and theatres around the world for over 10 years. This year, it will be held in a Virtual Theatre over several weeks, where you will be able to see featured films as well as Water Film Prize submissions!



How does a scientist who studies water by day sleep at night? Not well. As drought and flooding get more extreme, the head of the Global Institute for Water Security is looking for answers from around the world. Join host Jay Famiglietti as he and his colleagues meet people tackling our world’s water woes.


Share your story about water science for a chance to win a prize and have your film featured at the LTAW Film Festival in June 2020!

The LTAW Film Festival is soliciting short films—up to two minutes—that inform, educate, inspire and motivate people to come together and embrace our ubiquitous need to value water and to share compelling narratives on how to cope with too little, too much, or too dirty water.

There are currently two prize programs being offered: an International Prize for anyone over 18 years of age, and a Youth Prize for student participants in a school program. The Youth Prize program also includes a series of workshop events and teacher training modules to help participants with making their first short films. For more information on each, click below!