Resources About This Year’s Theme:
The H2you Project is a geographic literacy water project. It uses storytelling to connect people all over the world to water, and to each other. Educators and their students, local explorers and travelers can share water stories. Click on a marker to read others’ stories. The ultimate goal of H2you is to inspire people to care for and conserve our shared global resource of water.
Local tribes are currently protesting the Pacific Connector Pipeline, a 232-mile long pipeline that would travel throughout southern Oregon, in an effort to protect the Klamath River in Northern California. The pipeline is commonly referred to as the LNG (liquid natural gas) pipeline and would be 36 inches in diameter and stretch from Malin, Oregon to Coos Bay, Oregon.
Union of Concerned Scientists: Water and Climate Change: How global warming impacts water
Appropedia: A wiki for sharing knowledge to build rich, sustainable lives. Appropedia is for collaborative solutions in sustainability, appropriate technology, poverty reduction, and permaculture. Appropedia was founded by our keynote speaker, Lonny Grafman.
Swale Project: Swale is a collaborative floating food forest dedicated to rethinking and challenging New York City's connection to our environment.
When A Town Runs Dry (Global Oneness Project): When A Town Runs Dry documents life in Stratford, a small town in California's Central Valley. A farming community for over a hundred years, Stratford is suffering from a drought that is severely impacting the community, land, and residents' daily lives.
India’s Water Wars (Global Oneness Project) The Narmada Valley Sardar Sarovar Big Dam Project is the largest of 30 planned large dams on the Narmada River and it has inspired twenty-two years and three generations of protests, making it, and all big dams, one of the most important and controversial social issues of modern India.
Do we have a right to clean water? Residents of Flint, Michigan, have been facing a water crisis since 2014, caused by poor decision-making by state government regarding the source and treatment of Flint's drinking water. The crisis calls into question citizens' rights to clean water and how our natural resources are allocated across racial and income lines.