Water, water, water!
Water is life – for better or worse! Across the globe, people and countries are vexed with lack of fresh water, drought and famine, water-borne disease, flooding, and conflict over the possession of this precious natural resource. On the flip side, water can provide health, electrical power, crops and forests, and commerce near and far.
The 2014 WAC challenges your school and team to select a problem and posit a solution for some concern that involves water on an international scale. Here are steps for your problem identification and solution:
- How do international organizations concerned with sustainable development address water issues?
- Do these organizations collaborate to refine their approaches to water challenges, leading to effective and efficient solutions?
- Which Denver-based international organizations address water and sustainable development?
- What specifically is “the water angle” of these local organizations?
At the Horse Barn in downtown Denver (also known as The Posner Center for International Development), there are forty-four organizations full of innovators, who are focused on global poverty solutions. The 2014 WAC will facilitate your school’s visit to the Horse Barn as part of your preparation for this year’s 8 March High School and 5 April Middle School events on the Regis University campus. In your visit to the Horse Barn, investigate:
- How critical the art and skill of collaboration are among these organizations.
- How well they collaborate in designing and implementing effective water projects that benefit the world’s poor.
- How they may achieve keener, even more inventive solutions in their water work.