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.
6-pack holders are so common; a convenient way to get our packs of soda or beer from the store to our fridge. But ocean-wise and innovative people have created alternatives to the plastic rings!
Roughly one third of the Netherlands in below sea-level, and the country has experienced many floods that caused evacuations, destruction of farmland, and death. Room for the River is a program designed to give water a safe place to go in the event of flooding.
Flip flop art is made from old, discarded flip flops are up-cycled into incredible designs, and one of the most well known organizations to do this is an enterprise in Kenya called Ocean Sole.