DOCUMENTARY / LIQUID ASSETS: THE STORY OF OUR CLEAN WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

The program and outreach toolkit for "Liquid Assets" can be found at Penn State Public Media.

storyshop principals Tom Keiter and Stephanie Ayanian were awarded the 2008 American Association of Engineering Societies Engineering Journalism Award for this 90-minute public television project on America’s water and wastewater infrastructure. Previous winners have included Fortune Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and the Washington Post. The project was developed and produced at Penn State Public Media (PSPM) where Keiter (project originator and executive producer) and Ayanian (project producer and co-director) were on staff.

Liquid Assets has been shown over 1800 times nationwide on 717 public television (PBS) stations (94%) that reach 177 markets covering 96% of the U.S. population. Over 20,000 copies of the DVD were distributed for use in local community meetings and discussions. DVDs were distributed by the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment to members of Congress and President Barack Obama's Transition Team. Public television stations, and hundreds of communities nationwide have hosted public screenings and events. Liquid Assets funders and partners, state departments of environmental protection, public television stations, and municipal public works have collaborated on events from Denver to Kansas City to Washington, D.C.

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