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The future of our planet's water and
why you should care.

Let's Talk About Water (LTAW) is an environmental initiative started by film researcher Linda Lilienfeld that uses the power of film 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 program, and numerous events, film festivals and workshops around the world. 

"Shoot a Short" Virtual Workshop | January 14, 2021, 10 AM - 12 PM CST | To be held virtually on Zoom - Please register in advance!

The 2021 Let's Talk About Water Film Festival and Water Film Prize competition are around the corner, and we are here to help! This virtual workshop is open to everyone, but is aimed at helping  teachers to use phones and tablets to create films with their class to submit for the Youth Prize. Click below to register!



The Let's Talk About Water Film 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. LTAW Film &

Water events have been held at universities and theatres around the world for over 10 years. In 2021, we will release monthly thematic film programs in our Virtual Theatre in the lead up to our 2nd annual Let's Talk About Water Film Festival the last week of June 2021!



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 2021!

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 the future of our planet's water and why you should care. 

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 grades 5-8 or 9-12. The Youth Prize program also includes virtual filmmaking resources and teacher training modules to help student participants make their first short films. For more information on each, click below!