Three years ago Rain Bird, a leading manufacturer of water conservation devices, created a great film competition that promotes innovative ways of thinking about water and water conservation.

Past competitions have resulted in a great list of short environmental films and this year again delivers some amusing and enlightening explorations of the often overlooked resource.

Six finalists were just announced, one of which (above) takes us to Ghana, West Africa where centuries of harsh, dry climate conditions have led to a great respect of water and the "one bucket" rule for water conservation.

You can check them all the finalists out on the film competition website.

Water film competition finalists announced
Rainbird-hosted IUOW water film competition offers some fresh looks at the issue of water conservation.