The vision

Water.

It covers 71% of our planet’s surface and makes up 60% of the human body. It gives life and is required by every living thing on Earth. It is also one of the most destructive forces with the ability to devastate cities and erode landscapes.

It is a powerful resource, and it can connect everyone on the planet.

I received the inspiration to create this site after attending Porto’s Water Innovation Week 2017 and participating in a program called Water Innovation Labs through Waterlution. I was fortunate to meet a number of incredibly inspiring individuals working in the water sector all over the world. I heard about their work, their experiences, and learned about water issues and solutions that I might otherwise have never known. I decided to create a space where this knowledge could be shared and accessed by anyone.

It is my hope that this site become an international platform where people can share their research, their projects, and their stories relating to water. I hope that many of the people I have met over the years will join me in sharing their stories and passion for water, and that we might encourage other passionate and dedicated advocates around the globe to do the same.

If you have a story that you would like to share on this site, please contact us at wordsoverwater@gmail.com.

Thank you for checking us out!

Leandra Rhodes
M.A.Sc. Candidate, E.I.T.
Canada

Cover photo:
Sagres, Portugal, 2017
Taken by Leandra Rhodes