March 21, 2008
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Fifth World Water Forum
Istanbul, Turkey | March 16-22, 2009
The primary global water event, the World Water Forum takes place every three years and promises to put water on the international agenda. Slated for next year, it provides water changemakers with the opportunity to discuss, collaborate and prioritize solutions for global water security.
Global Water Challenge: Tapping Local Innovation
Deadline: March 26, 2008, 6 PM EST
The Global Water Challenge and Ashoka's Changemakers are searching for the most innovative ways to provide safe drinking water access. Read the inspiring solutions of applicants from over 30 countries. Then, submit your own solutions for a chance to win.
Friends of the Earth International Photo Competition
Deadline: April 1, 2008
Friends of the Earth International invites you to join them in campaigning for a peaceful and sustainable world through photography. This year's photo competition, themed "Dreams, Hopes and Possibilities for Another World," will honor those who are working toward environmental harmony.
Spark, a San Francisco-based network committed to improving the status of women globally, is seeking grant applications from grassroots, women-run organizations who have a project that addresses water as a women's human rights issue. To learn more about Spark and apply for a grant, please visit their website at www.sparksf.org.
Irena Salina | The Group Entertainment, 2008
This timely film balances a succinct statement of the global water crisis with a broad overview of the many practical, affordable solutions and programs now being implemented from Bolivia to South Africa to India and the USA. By including a wealth of perspectives from the frontlines of the global water movement, including Vandana Shiva, Marcela Olivera, Maude Barlow, Shelly Brime, Fatima Meer, Holly Wren Spalding and Terry Swire, Ms. Salina insists that the answer is not a single billion-dollar solution, but many 1,000-dollar solutions.
Maude Barlow | The New Press, 2007
With the release of Blue Covenant, the eminent and prolific Maude Barlow again emerges as a fierce, unyielding leader in the global movement toward alternative water solutions. Ms. Barlow, who founded The Blue Planet Project to help protect and preserve the world's fresh water, holds nothing back as she summarizes the growing threats of trade and privatization. While never backing away from her appeal to urgency, she outlines a three-part solution for an "alternative water future." Our alternative future, she insists, must be composed of a water conservation covenant that recognizes clear water as a right; a water justice covenant that ensures water for all, as well as local control of water; and a water democracy covenant among all governments. Only then can we lead ourselves toward sustainability.