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Learn More About Climate nominated for Emmy - press release


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We're thrilled to be nominated for an Emmy award for the video: "Water: A Zero Sum Game."

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Learn More About Climate nominated for Emmy - press release

  1. 1. NEWSCONTACT: Hannah Fletcher For Immediate June 19, 2013303-492-3949CU-BOULDER VIDEO PRODUCTION GETS EMMY NODBOULDER – “Water: A Zero Sum Game” has been nominated by the Heartland Chapterof the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for an Emmy Award in the“Environment: Program/Feature” category.Produced by the Office for University Outreach’s Learn More About Climate Initiative,this five-minute video investigates how climate change is threatening western water resources.The video highlights research conducted by Mark Williams, CU-Boulder professor ofgeography and fellow at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. Williams, an expert insnow hydrology and mountain ecology, studies the storage and release of water from snowpackinto mountain streams and what percentage of that water ultimately makes its way into homesand municipalities. As principal investigator of the Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Researchprogram at CU-Boulder’s Mountain Research Station, Williams and his team also explore theimpacts of climate change, groundwater storage and pollution recorded at the research site above10,000 feet in the mountains near Boulder. The National Science Foundation funds the NiwotRidge Long-Term Ecological Research project.“Water: A Zero Sum Game” is the latest in a series of videos produced by the Office forUniversity Outreach and hosted at The Learn More AboutClimate Initiative seeks to provide educators, policy makers and citizens with the most up-to-Office for University Outreach 303 492 4471Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies outreach@colorado.edu178 UCB, 1505 University Avenue, Colorado 80309-0178
  2. 2. date scientific research in a user-friendly way to raise awareness and to inspire an informeddialogue about climate change.Winners of the awards for excellence in television and media production will beannounced at the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’27th Annual Emmy Awards Show and Silver Circle Presentations on Saturday, July 13, 2013, inthe Seawall Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.–30–