The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. It inspired the creation of our EarthSayers special collection around the idea of "One Water." It addresses a wide range of issues including, but not limited to water supply, security, rights, and pollution.
The organization, One Water, puts the challenge succinctly: "Providing clean and safe water to everybody around the world is among the greatest challenges facing us today." Two other organizations asking for support are charity:water and water.org.
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The Importance of a Water Ethic by Elder, Barnett, Schmidt et.al.
If you think technology is going to be the big fix to address the availability, use and conservation of water, you might want to give a close listen to the idea of a Water Ethic.
From the Center for Humans and Nature's Fostering a Water Ethic project, contemplate the many compelling reasons as to why a water ethic is essential for helping do the right thing by each other,by the generations that follow us, and by the whole community of life. For more information on the Water Ethic visit Humans and Nature here.
Viewpoints from Dorene Day Midewaunnikwe (Water Woman); Jane Elder, Executive Director, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters; Cynthia Barnett, Environmental Journalist and Author; Jeremy Schmidt, Assistant professor, Carlton University; Rick Kyte, Director, D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership; Christiana Peppard, Associate Professor, Fordham University; and Josephine Mandamin (Ojibwe), Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve.
Published on Mar 16, 2016
EarthSayers Cynthia Barnett; Doreen Day; Jane Elder