Let’s Talk About .’s

On September 6, 2019, a 14-year-old girl in Nairobi, Kenya, got her period for the first time. She didn't have any sanitary products, and she bled through her uniform. Her teacher, a woman, called her "dirty" and kicked her out of class. Later that day, that 14-year-old girl killed herself.

Water and Culture: Māori

Water is of high importance in Māori culture in New Zealand. For Māori, water (‘wai’) is the essence of all life and all water has ‘mauri’, or life force. When it comes to sustainably planning, developing, and implementing innovation in the water sector, Māori are just one example of a culture with strong ties to water that need to be considered.

Water and Culture: Intro

The cultural values and traditions related to water can vary dramatically around the world based on changes in country, religion, economy, political tensions, and environmental conditions. These ties can be of extreme importance for ensuring sustainability in any interventions made in the water sector. This series will highlight the many different connections between water and culture in an effort to raise awareness about this particular topic.

Video Spotlight: This Is Water

This video is packed with wisdom about perception, gratitude, and conscious thinking. Wallace challenges all of us to alter our natural default setting and increase our awareness of the world around us.

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