Catalyzing Communities Workshop 2: Water
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About the Event
Our Second Global workshop is focused on Pátzcuaro México and the surrounding areas of Lago de Pátzcuaro will connect nature and a strong sense of the local community, with activities directed at regeneration of water, improved water quality, enhanced livelihoods, empowerment of women, and less waste of valuable resources, indirectly contributing to positively transforming lives.
With local and global expertise focusing on solutions for regenerative strategies, we will work towards the Sustainable Water Management goals as a priority. Together, with determination, we will answer the most critical challenges of Lago de Pátzcuaro and the surrounding areas, where water is scarce. How to create a culture using less water (conservation), less energy (carbon footprint) and less contamination (clean water)? How to create an equitable and vibrant lago do Patzcuaro region? Tackling one of the world’s largest problems.
Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families around the world. At the current time, more than 2 billion people are living with the risk of reduced access to freshwater resources and by 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water. Drought in specific afflicts some of the world’s poorest countries, worsening hunger and malnutrition.
Today, 660 million people do not have access to clean drinking water. 40% of the world’s people do not have enough water. Every day, 1000 children around the world die because of clean water or sanitation. This is avoidable. It does not need to be this way, so we need to work hard to solve the water problems around the water.
Participants will guided through focus sessions, designed to empower people on how to build trust within a community, identify common critical problems, create and/or locate a sustainable community plan, identify aligned tools and resources in support of the plan, and successfully implement the decided plan over time.
A Regenerative Future - Water workshop will be led by international experts Ayala Water Ecology’s Eli Cohen, Regenerative Resources, Ned Daugherty, Waste for Life’s Dr. Caroline Baillie, McCullough Landscape Architecture’s David McCullough, Sustainability Matters’ Kristen Victor, Kim Nadel Gaia Design’s Kim Nadel, L. Victor Art’s Lola Victor, and more.
With opportunities to create a “Water is Life” culture, participants will learn how to connect with the community around the element of water in new and profound ways. Workshop activities will include co-creating community planning and clean water campaigns integrated through art, culture, design and engineering.Participants will be cocreating solutions within a contained experience, in which participants will work through hands-on activities using the local city as a model to learn how to create/refine, implement, and communicate sustainable plans for a variety of communities worldwide focusing on water issues.
Participants will immerse themselves in conversations specific to the regional and cultural richness of Michoacán, enhancing their knowledge of how to work with and plan for sustainable water through hands-on experience, supporting the local communities of Lago de Pátzcuaro.
From this workshop, participants will take away a toolbox of resources and a working knowledge of how to utilize these strategies to successfully implement sustainable community plans worldwide.
Workshop will be interactive working with the community, local artisans, local environmentalists and indigenous groups for round table discussions about the lake.
Participants will also participate in Water for Life guided meditations, Love Your Wetlands Day, and more.