Right now we are in the middle of a week of events called The Water Dialogues.

While access to water is considered to be a fundamental human right, available fresh water is diminishing causing food shortages, ecological destruction, and increased geo-political tension. Dialogue among people who share the need for clean water, concern about its scarcity, and a determination to effect positive change can result in new attitudes toward conservation, methods of distribution, and technologies. 

Participants in these Water Dialogues include scientists, mediators, artists, and policy makers working on the ground locally, nationally, and globally as well as Bennington students, faculty, and staff.”

Events have so far included:

  • Reclaiming Vermont’s Energy Future: The North Bennington Hydro-Electric Project 
  • An Overview of Legal Issues Concerning Water Quality and Quantity: Where We Have Been, Where We Are, and Where We Need To Go in the Future 
  • Everything You Wanted to Know about Water and Were Afraid to Ask 
  • An Overview of a Transboundary Water Dispute in the Southeastern United States
  • Framing Water Problems as Art
  • Middle East Water Conflicts: Desalination–A Game-Changer for Regional Water Management in the Middle East
  • Dialogue: What Can We Learn from Each Other?
  • River of Words
  • Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie
  • Climate Change, Flood Resiliency, and Lessons Learned from Irene

Expect to hear more from us as we continue to experience it!

- Ellie

Blog comments powered by Disqus