The Intricacies of Clean, Sufficient Water
Whether for agriculture, industry, domestic, recreational or environmental uses, sufficient clean water is everybody’s business, yet few really know the intricacies involved in providing for this basic necessity. When we turn the tap we expect it to run, but complexities surrounding the competition for this resource grow with its value.
Through my work organizing and mentoring watershed coalitions, I have seen the power of consensus building and collaboration at the local level develop creative solutions to complex problems. I continue to work with these promising organizations to develop projects important to growing communities. There is more to a successful water project than the technology involved; it takes empathy for the needs of all stakeholders to build the partnerships that are essential for implementation.