” Be the change you wish to see.” – Mahatma Gandhi
The Holiwater Project brings together three essential streams – film, music and performance – to focus attention on the sustainable management of water. The project partners with regional and international organizations working with water and local communities. The different streams of the project are designed to capture media attention, and so generate a wider awareness and impact than any organization in its own right.
This year marks the 9th year of The Holiwater Project’s evolution. With global attention now firmly fixed on climate change the message the project voices is more acute than ever. Humanity urgently needs to innovate and act. Securing the sustainable and equitable use of water has now become imperative. Failure can only lead to increased strife and conflict over water.
“We are literally now creating massive desserts, where we’re taking water from rivers, aquifers or watersheds either by virtual trade in water or by pipeline, by mass irrigation, or just one way or another we are taking water from where nature put it, and we are destroying it or channeling it into the oceans and we are actually losing water from the hydrologic cycle, and I don’t think people understand that the global freshwater crisis is the ground level equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions from above.”
Maude Barlow, Senior Advisor on Water to the President of the UN.