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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