Panel to discuss ‘WaterWise’ documentary

For immediate release: Jan. 10, 2014

WVIA Public Media

BLOOMSBURG — Part two of “WaterWise: Preserving Pennsylvania's Watersheds,” a WVIA Original Documentary Film Series on protecting fresh water in Central Pennsylvania, takes the screen Monday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m., in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Centennial Hall, Room 170. This showing is free and open to the public.

“WaterWise” is a documentary produced in partnership by WVIA and The Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds highlighting success stories from grass-roots organizations that work to clean up pollution in Central Pennsylvania watersheds.

Following the premiere, a panel discussion will focus on strategies to improve and maintain drinking water quality featuring Mark Stephens, professional geologist for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; Brian Swistock, water resources coordinator for the Penn State Extension and Jennifer Whisner, assistant professor of environmental, geographical and geological sciences at Bloomsburg University and chair of the Columbia-Montour Coalition for Source and Water Protection.

This showing of “WaterWise” is presented by the Columbia-Montour Coalition for Source Water Protection and partially funded by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.