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WATER IS LIFE!

WATER IS LIFE: The Creative Arts and Climate Change

The Creative Arts are providing information to people about climate change and water issues. I provide a sample of sites showing how artists, filmmakers, activists and the United Nations COP 21 and COP 22 are addressing these issues.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2016/jun/06/louvre-closure-flooding-paris-climate-change

ALERTED BY FILM!

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/14/before-the-flood-leonardo-dicaprio-hopes-his-new-film-will-inspire-climate-action

ALERTED BY PAINTING!

Bangladesh:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/oct/16/jamie-hewlett-flooding-global-warming-bangladesh

Rivers in Manila, Philippines:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36394985

ALERTED BY PEOPLE PROTECTING THE WATER!

Disputes arising from the North Dakota Pipeline have caused indigenous people to speak out in protection of their lands and water:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dakota_Access_Pipeline

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/dakota-pipeline-protests/dakota-access-pipeline-what-s-behind-protests-n676801

https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews/videos/10153884344402217

Water disputes in my home province and country, Alberta, Canada

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/first-nations-alberta-seek-compromise-on-water-rights/article32466338/

WHAT METHODS ARE BEING USED FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION?:

Government and local community planning; International Organizations; the Courts;  Arbitration; Mediation; Collaboration, Activist protests or …?

I BELIEVE THE CREATIVE ARTS PLAY A VALUABLE ROLE IN BRINGING AWARENESS TO DISPUTES AND METHODS BEING USED TO RESOLVE THESE DISPUTES.  THESE  ARE ISSUES THAT AFFECT EACH OF US.

http://www.cop22-morocco.com/

http://mediatorsbeyondborders.org/

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01944368508976423?journalCode=rjpa20

http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)LA.1943-4170.0000028

CLEAN WATER IS A CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUE AND IT IS OUR ISSUE.

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About Charalee Graydon

Art Chat introduces art, photography, poetry and narrative and invites submissions from artists and poets from around the world who wish to share their work. Due to demand and time constraints not all work is able to be accepted for publication. Charalee works closely with Photofade.com in producing the materials for this site. The technical and artistic expertise of Kamal at Photofade and those who help with translation is recognized and appreciated.. All images and materials are the property of the artist. No reproduction is allowed without authorization.

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