Ventura Water  I  Pipeline  I  Vol. 2, No. 13, Oct. 2012
Pipeline Oct  2012

Water Take 1 Short Film Contest Awards

Ventura Community Invited To

Water Take 1 Short Film Contest

Awards Celebration


You are invited to attend the first annual Water Take 1 Short Film Contest Awards Presentation and Party, hosted by Brooks Institute of Photography, on Thursday, November 8 from 6 - 8 p.m. The festivities will kick off with a screening of the contest’s Top 10 short films, followed by the exciting announcement of the Water Take 1 winners in three categories – Audience Choice Award, Best Student Film Award and the jury-awarded Grand Prize. RSVP for this fun (and free) event at Water:Take 1 Facebook Event or

Presented in partnership with Patagonia and Limoneira's Limco Del Mar, Water Take 1 was created to challenge how we look at water, how we use water and how we share water. From March 22, 2012 through September 4, 2012, filmmakers from across the globe were invited to submit their short films of less than five minutes that address the topic of water at

Of the 35 films entered, the Top 10 finalists were selected for consideration by a distinguished jury of entertainment and environmental professionals for the $1,500 Grand Prize. The film with the most votes through October 4 would receive the Audience Choice Award, and the Best Student Film Award will also be announced at the ceremony. Complimentary drinks will be served.

For more information, visit and RSVP today.

Shana Epstein, Ventura Water General Manager
Dear Customer:

On October 31, before the trick or treating begins, Ventura Water will be hosting a Stakeholder (that includes you) Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon to discuss possible solutions for eliminating or minimizing the water currently released by the Water Reclamation Facility into the Santa Clara River Estuary. We will meet in the Community Room at City Hall.

Why is this important to you? 

Last year, the City of Ventura entered into a settlement agreement with Wishtoyo Foundation’s Ventura Coastkeeper Program and Heal the Bay to find a sustainable solution for eliminating or minimizing environmental impacts to the Santa Clara River Estuary. In addition, the permit for discharging to the Santa Clara River Estuary is being processed for renewal with the Regional Water Quality Control Board.  As part of Ventura Water’s commitment to all interested parties, we have been hosting Stakeholder Workshops to present data and receive feedback from those voicing opinions. While most of the participants have been those in the wildlife protection or water quality fields, I urge you to attend the workshop to learn about all the possible future uses of this valuable water resource. If you cannot attend, we invite you to follow our progress at For more details about the settlement agreement, including a 10-minute video overview, visit

We look forward to you participating in developing Ventura’s water future.

Shana Epstein
Shana Epstein
Ventura Water General Manager
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