Get out of bed: French WSUD education video

Tania Struzina / Clearwater

03 September 2015

This mini-movie is a playful community water education resource from the French Meli Melo website.

The movie promotes the preservation of an ecological zone on the banks of the river. The characters in the clip are discussing urban development by the river and one of the men reminds the other that we have to share the river side with the animal species that live on its banks and that sometimes a river needs to ‘get out of its bed’.


The Meli Melo* website uses movies, artwork, drawings and images to help the community understand issues and challenges related to water management. The site covers a huge spectrum of water issues and demonstrates that while the issues are serious and complex, it is still possible live both comfortably and in harmony with natural systems. The messages on the site are universally relevant to urban design and environmental protection.

Meli Melo passionately promotes free use and reproduction  of their materials (movies, artwork, drawing, ideas and images). The site is a creation of The GRAIE Association, a non-profit French research and capacity building organisation focused on water management and urban planning.

Meli-Melo: Demelons les fils de l'eau roughly translates as Let us unravel the story of water.