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Links to Other Organizations   American Water Works Association
The Authoritative Resource on Safe Water - The members, volunteers and staff of the American Water Works Association collectively represent the international focus of knowledge available in the water profession. From science and engineering to operations and maintenance.   Ballona Creek Renaissance
Ballona Creek Renaissance (BCR) is a Culver City-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the long-term renewal of Ballona Creek and its watershed. In partnership with public agencies, non-profit organizations, schools, businesses and community members, BCR promotes environmental, artistic, recreational and educational projects while respecting the creek's essential role in regional flood protection.   Bioneers - Revolution from the Heart of Nature
Since 1990, Bioneers has served as a fertile hub of leading social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for restoring the natural systems on which all life depends, and healing our human communities. They act as a thriving source of breakthrough solutions, education, connection and inspiration. Bioneers connects people with solutions and each other. Their acclaimed national, local and global conferences are complemented by extensive media outreach, including our award-winning radio series and role as a source for media such as Leonardo DiCaprio’s film The 11th Hour and Michael Pollan’s best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma.   Detroit People’s Water Board
“The Detroit People’s Water Board is at the forefront of emerging efforts in the Great Lakes region to reclaim our water commons. It was born when community organizers saw the need to bridge a number of different water issues in the city - protecting low-income residents’ access to affordable water, preventing pollution and working to keep Detroit’s water publicly managed and accountable.”
The American Water Works Association is an international nonprofit educational association dedicated to safe water. Founded in 1881 as a forum for water professionals to share information and learn from each other for the common good, AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy for improving the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond.   Environic Foundation International
The world’s problems are growing with every day that passes. Cultural groups are more adversarial, the gap between the rich and the poor is widening, and the health of our natural environment is deteriorating, but these problems are reversible. If we are to succeed, however, we need a new, shared vision.EFI’s mission is to be an agent of change, moving people from destructive to constructive social, economic and environmental practices by providing education that motivates people to engage in common purpose for the attainment of sustainable societies.   Green Valleys Association
Green Valleys Association’s mission is to protect and preserve the quality and quantity of water resources in northern Chester County through advocacy and education.
“Green Valleys Association enjoys a long record of accomplishments as a Watershed Advocacy and Education organization. Forty six years ago the founders of GVA came together at Welkinweir to protect the French Creek from a dam which would have flooded the village of Pughtown and surrounding valleys. At the same time we organized the local call to action, GVA also recognized the complementary nature of environmental education in our 1965 bylaws: The purpose and objectives of Green Valleys Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania shall be environmental education and the protection of natural resources in its area for present and future generations by fostering the wise use of land, air, and water, and by encouraging the protection of wildlife.”   International Secretariat for Water
IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre is a knowledge-focused NGO. They work with a worldwide network of partner organizations in order to achieve equitable and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services. IRC’s roots are in advocacy, knowledge management and capacity building.   Kalliopeia Foundation
Kalliopeia was founded to support a cultural shift, one we are now beginning to experience, to ways of living that celebrate life's extraordinary diversity, yet are rooted in the recognition of life's sacred unity. We call the experience of the sacred interconnectedness of life "oneness." By attuning to that place of oneness within ourselves, others and the natural world, we can begin to evolve sustainable local and global systems of living based on care, equality, responsibility, and respect for all life. We seek to join with others in this work to honor our earth, its plants, creatures and peoples.   Northwest Earth Institute - Inspiring people to take responsibility for the earth
Since 1993, NWEI has been leading the curious and the motivated to take responsibility for Earth. Our proven process of connection, reflection and action changes you for good. Through discussion courses and the annual EcoChallenge, we help you engage your community in meaningful conversations that lead to “Aha!” moments about the way you live, work, create and consume. The result is a life that is simpler, richer, and better--for you and for Earth.   Rights and Humanity
Founded in 1986, Rights and Humanity is the pioneer of the Human Rights Approach to Development. Over two decades Rights and Humanity has had a considerable influence on global policy and practice, which in turn has helped millions of poor and disadvantaged people across the world to realise their human rights and dignity. We bridge the gap between human rights and development by bringing together the UN, governments and aid agencies to ensure access to food, water, healthcare, education and livelihood.   Stockholm Water Prize
The Stockholm Water Prize is the world´s most prestigious prize for outstanding achievements in water-related activities. It honours individuals, institutions or organisations whose work contributes broadly to the conservation and protection of water resources and to improved health of the planet´s inhabitants and ecosystems. Indeed, any water related activity is eligible because the award’s purpose is to recognise the most extraordinary body of accomplishments with great potential or proven impact.   Institute for Flow Sciences
Our activities include basic and applied research and education for both the specialist scientific community and the public. Thus, we work with other research and educational institutions in both anthroposophical and wider contexts. At the heart of our work is the furthering of a more public understanding of water in order to contribute to solving practical problems and needs.
We are organized as a private and independent non-profit research institute.   Water for People
Water For People brings together local entrepreneurs, civil society, governments, and communities to establish creative, collaborative solutions that allow people to build and maintain their own reliable safe water systems. Empowering everyone transforms people’s lives by improving health and economic productivity to end the cycle of poverty.   Water Research Institute of Blue Hill
Jennifer Greene is the founder and director of WRI, which operates as an incubator of ideas to enliven the understanding of water through its flow phenomena. She conducts water phenomena workshops internationally. At the World Summit on Sustainable Development, her call that “water itself has a ‘voice’ which must be heard” has inspired new approaches toward developing a different consciousness. WRI is the home of the only Drop- Picture laboratory in the U.S. Jennifer, is the co-author, along with Wolfram Schwenk and other colleagues, of Wasser bewegt: Phänomena und Experimente (Water in Motion: Phenomena and Experiments).