Marshall Frech has produced several environmental public service projects. Samples from these award-winnng PBS movies, books, CD-ROMs, and web sites are shown below with a partial list of successful grants and partnerships. Mr. Frech's current long-term work is "The Water's Edge," a multi-part PBS series on the growing problems that floods present to our ever-urbanizing society.



"The Water's Edge" PBS Movie

"The Water's Edge" explores the denials, financial incentives, and policy failures behind the flood disasters that cause the most death and damage in the U.S. and worldwide..

The movie includes an uncanny prediction for New Orleans fate just five weeks before Katrina made landfall. We see how wake up calls for such disasters are routinely missed with much worse events likely in the near future. "The Water's Edge" is currently airring on PBS affiliate stations around the U.S.


Nominated for a Lone Star Emmy in 2007

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"Flash Flood Alley" PBS Movie

This movie follows the lives of five families who rebuild after the great Central Texas flood of 1998. Their stories unfold to show how the rapidly growing Central Texas corridor is the most flash-flood prone area in North America yet few know of the dangers or how to prepare. We see the characters' fate in a massive repeat flood in 2002. Flash Flood Alley has aired extensively on Texas PBS affiliates since the Spring of 2005.



Nominated for a Lone Star Emmy in 2006

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Green by Design CD-ROM

This program introduces the concept of sustainable design with a tour of commercial and residential buildings. It also includes a comprehensive guide to seven essential steps in a successful greenbuilding project.

2001 SXSW Interactive Festival -- Outstanding Achievement





Barton Springs Interactive

This CD-ROM explores the cultural, scientific, and human history of Barton Springs, a large natural swimming pool that sparkles like a jewel in the center of Austin, Texas.

1999 SXSW Interactive Festival -- Outstanding Achievement in Public Service / Community Collaboration Award from the United Way.





Barton Springs Eternal

This hardbound book contains 30 interviews (a wealth of photographs) and essays from a diverse group of celebrities including Governor Ann Richards and actor Robert Redford.   Profits are dedicated to land preservation.  ISBN#   1-881484-05-X.



1991 Winner: Austin's Violet Crown Literary Award



Major Grants and Partnerships:

AT&T Foundation
Colorado Water Conservation Board
Southwestern Bell Foundation
Rice University
Southwestern Bell Telephone
Samsung Semiconductor
Motorola Corporation
National Instruments
The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA)
The San Antonio River Authority (SARA)
The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA)


Media Donations Acquired:

Austin American Statesman
San Antonio Express News
Houston Chronicle
Channel KHOU - Houston
Channel KVUE - Austin
Channel 5 NBC -Dallas
Channel FOX7 - Austin
Channel NEWS8 - Austin
Channel KSAT - San Antonio
Arrowhead Film and Video
KCNC News 4 Denver
Chimera Lighting
Warren Miller Entertainment


The United States Geological Survey (USGS)
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The City of Austin, Texas
The City of Dallas, Texas
The Texas Center for Policy Studies
National Environmental Education and Training Foundation (NEETF)
Harris County Flood Control District (of Houston)
The City of Boulder, Colorado
Jefferson County, Colorado
Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (of Denver)
Natural Hazards Center of the University of Colorado