Tratamento de água não é o primeiro dos desafios nas comunidades costeiras do Brasil

Igor Vieira e coordenador de programa Comunidades costeiras ao redor do mundo apresentam múltiplas formas de se relacionar com os recursos hídricos. Compreender e participar dessas dinâmicas é um desafio de várias frentes, já que envolvem habitações, atividades de desenvolvimento, crescimento populacional e como isso se relaciona com o oceano, ambientes estuarinos e rios urbanos.…

Water Treatment is not the First Concern in Brazil’s Communities

By Program Coordinator Igor Vieira Coastal communities around the world showcase multiple ways of relating to water resources. Understanding and participating in these dynamics is a challenge on many fronts, as they involve housing, development activities, population growth, and how these relate to the ocean, estuarine environments, and urban rivers. It is a multifaceted challenge…

Water Wheel

Project Project: Water Wheel ArtistL Gina McIntee Wood, steel, acrylic paint 2020 Installation Site: Dunnville Secondary School Born out of the woodshop of the Construction Engineering Technology class at Dunnville Secondary School (DSS), and now Water Wheel, a large, moving sculpture that celebrates our connections to local waterways, has been installed at DSS where it…

Paddle Project

Project Project: Paddle Project Artists: Richelle Miller & Thomas Anderson Mixed media, wood, and acrylic. 2020 Installation Site: Chiefswood Park, Six Nations of the Grand River https://youtu.be/huhzZFH85RM The Paddle Project workshops consisted of a sharing of Indigenous perspective, voices and history of Indigenous traditions through time, while acknowledging water as a sacred gift that connects…

Hooked on the Bay

Project Project: Hooked on the Bay Artists: Marlene and Heather Smith & others wool on burlap backing, 2020 Installation Site: Port Rowan Public Library Hooked on the Bay: Made during Covid-19 isolation, over 30 participants created the small squares coming together on zoom and through one outdoor event. Marlene Smith, a long-time rug hooker, and…

Blood and Water

Project “For most of my life I struggled to know where I fit. I didn’t know my culture, so I didn’t fit in with the “Native kids”; and I looked different so was bullied by the kids in town. This film shares some of the most important lessons I’ve learned on my road to reclaiming…

Why Water Treatment Can’t be a One Size Fits all Approach in Coastal Communities

by Communications Coordinator – Saarah Rasheed Every community, big or small, has unique conditions and challenges when it comes to accessing a safe drinking water supply. Whether there are concerns over saltwater intrusion, old infrastructure, or preserving important cultural traditions – all these factors come into play when designing water supply systems.  This is especially…

Many thanks for the support to a wonderful start in growing edibles from food scraps

by Learning Lead – Elisabeth Huang This year, the United Nations Environment Programme (United Nations Environment Programme, 2021a) published a Food Waste Index Report that points out that more than 17% of our food is wasted. According to UNEP Programme Manager, James Lomax, food waste contributes up to 10% of greenhouse gas emissions around the…