Urban watersheds: Runoff to renewal in Toronto
Alexandra Cousteau and crew search for the lost creeks that now flow under Toronto's roadways.
In "Urban watersheds: Runoff to renewal," Alexandra Cousteau's Expedition Blue Planet explores the hidden world of water under Toronto, Canada's largest city. In this short film, Cousteau examines the role of rivers in our urban ecosystems and interviews Lake Ontario Waterkeeper Mark Mattson and Lost Rivers Founder Helen Mills — among others — to learn of their vision of a healthy urban hydrosphere.
In July 2010, Alexandra Cousteau and her international Expedition Blue Planet team departed on a 14,500-mile journey across North America to investigate global water issues "in the backyard" of one of the world’s leading economies. Living, working and exploring water stories together, Alexandra and her team will use everything from the underwater gear invented by her grandfather to the latest in satellite technology and live social media to bring the thrill of adventure and the wonders of nature to audiences across the globe.