Activism Resources and Reading List
ORGANIZATION WORKING WITH US ON MOVING WATER
PURE WATER FOR THE WORLD
A Vermont-based international nonprofit with a mission to improve lives by empowering people with access to life’s most basic necessities: safe water and
sanitation. We do this by partnering with underserved communities in Haiti and Honduras to provide comprehensive water, sanitation, hygiene tools and education.
Main website: https://www.purewaterfortheworld.org/
Video about PWW and their work: https://vimeo.com/261347156
Infographic on programming: https://www.purewaterfortheworld.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/WASH_Implementation.png
Pure Water Board Member, Alice Urban, will be a member of the post-show panel following the Sunday, 8/1/21 web screening of Moving Water.
LINKS TO OTHER ORGANIZATIONS WORKING ON WATER ISSUES
CHANGE THE COURSE
Change the Course brings together corporations, conservation organizations, and the public to raise awareness about freshwater, reduce water footprints, and ensure clean and reliable water for rivers, commerce and communities.
FOOD AND WATER WATCH
Food and Water Watch champions healthy food and clean water for all. We stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment.
CIRCLE OF BLUE
Circle of Blue unites classic journalism, data literacy and transformative connectivity. Its visionary work across the Great Lakes, U.S., China, Australia, Mexico, India and the Middle East earned the Rockefeller Centennial Innovation Award.
GLOBAL WATER POLICY PROJECT
Promoting the preservation of Earth’s fresh water through research, writing, outreach and public speaking.
CONNECTICUT RIVER CONSERVANCY (Greenfield, MA)
Connecticut River Conservancy is the voice for the Connecticut River watershed, from source to sea. We collaborate with partners across four states to protect and advocate for your rivers and educate and engage communities.
TippingPoint enables the arts sector to create and produce work that addresses the huge challenges of climate change. TippingPoint is all about discourse and dialogue leading to creative action.
RECOMMENDED READING LIST
Blue Covenent: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water by Maude Barlow (NY: The New Press, 2009)
Drinking Water: A History by James Salzman (New York: Overlook Duckworth, 2012)
H2O: A Biography of Water by Philip Ball (London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1999)
H2O and the Waters of Forgetfulness: Reflections on the Historicity of Stuff by Ivan Illich (Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, 1985)
Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity by Sandra Postel (Washington DC: Island Press, 2017)
Take Me to the Source: In Search of Water by Rupert Wright (London: Vintage, 2008)
The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman (New York: Free Press, 2011)
The Once and Future Ocean: Notes toward a New Hydraulic Society by Peter Neill (Sedgwick ME: Leete’s Island Books, 2015)
The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities and the Remaking of the Civilized World by Jeff Goodell (New York: Little Brown, 2017)
Troubled Water: What’s Wrong with What We Drink by Seth M. Siegel (New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2019)
Water, Lapham’s Quarterly, Vol. XI, No. 3, Summer 2018
Water Connections: What fresh water means to us, what we mean to water (Peterborough, N.H.: Bauhan Publishing, 2019)
Water, Culture and Power: Local Struggles in a Global Context by John Donahue and Barbara Rose Johnston, (Island Press, 1997)
Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World by Judith Schwartz (White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 2019)
Water, Pure and Simple: The Infinite Wisdom of an Extraordinary Molecule by Paolo Consigli (London: Watkins, 2008)
Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization by Steven Solomon (New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2010)