Water in the Anthropocene is a 3-minute film charting the global impact of humans on the water cycle.
Evidence is growing that our global footprint is now so significant we have driven Earth into a new geological epoch — the Anthropocene.
Human activities such as damming and agriculture are changing the global water cycle in significant ways.
The data visualisation was commissioned by the Global Water Systems Project for a major international conference (Water in the Anthropocene, Bonn, Germany, 21-24 May, 2013). conference2013.gwsp.org
As datasets build upon one another, the film charts Earth's changing global water cycle, why it is changing, and what this means for the future. The vertical spikes that appear in the film represent the 48,000 large dams that have been built.
The film was produced by Globaïa and the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme. globaia.org // igbp.net
The film is part of the first website on the concept of humans as a geological force, anthropocene.info
Columbia Water Center (Earth Institute) PepsiCo Foundation funded project to improve allocation of scarce water resources northeastern Brazil. A rainfall prediction model incorporating climate change will provide better information for the allocation decision making process. Filmed July, 2010.
This was my final project for a motion graphics class. I DO NOT TAKE CREDIT FOR COLLECTING THE INFORMATION IN THIS VIDEO. I only animated and redesigned a previously made infographic. You can find the original infographic here: http://www.onlineeducation.net/bottled_water/