The premiere of “If Our Water Could Talk,” a “WNED/WBFO multi-media initiative” focusing on the “issues, challenges and opportunities related to the region’s water resources,” will b broadcast at 9 tonight on WNED-TV.

“If Our Water Could Talk” includes a television documentary, community forum on the future of the Outer Harbor, radio reports, a website, educational materials and community engagement that will encompass continuing “in-depth coverage” about the issue.

“If Our Water Could Talk weaves historical context with contemporary stories and characters connected to the water,” according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. “It tells the story of water as a driving force in Buffalo’s rise through industrialization, its subsequent economic decline, and efforts by community leaders to re-connect communities to the water. “The program evokes the beauty of the region’s water resources and captures the unique character of the Buffalo River.”

More information is available at: http://www.wned.org/ifourwatercouldtalk