Water Blog

June 24, 2006
Project Updates

The Green SOS Handbook - In 1997, Betsy Damon met Lu Hongyan (Redbird), a 26 year old woman who is passionate about environmental education. Redbird soon became overall director of the environmental programs at Sichuan University which is a required course for all undergraduates. Keepers of the Water funded her for $6,000 and, with her graduate students, she developed a handbook and website called GreenSOS (www.greensos.org). They spent two impressive years modeling environmental activism using Betsy as their inspiration.

Turtle Bay Arboretum, Redding, CA - After more than two years, the fountain is finished! It is a multi-functional water feature that aesthetically represents the mountains and earth, and the sources and uses of water.

The Edwards Aquifer - Government Canyon Park in San Antonio, TX. This project began in 2002 with a small group of activists inspired by Betsy Damon. It is now one of the most successful citizen efforts in the United States.

Urban Waterworks, Portland, OR - Twenty outdoor learning gardens that remediate and teach about water has become the new standard for schoolyards in Portland.

TongZhou Suburb of Beijing - The Beijing Planning Bureau now gives projects to Betsy for ecological model plans and designs. Her first was for TongZhou, a town of less than a million with a planned population of more than 3 million, whose water supply is already too little per capita. In Betsy’s plan, all the water is recycled and cleaned through a biological system which include solar aquatics and wetland aeration.

Fuzhou University Water Plan - As a design team member, Betsy Damon made sure that the water system was circulatory, interconnected and with natural filter systems -- and that the natural wetland be preserved.

Olympic Forest Park - Betsy has been working on the water system for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing for five years. Her first step was to introduce a broad based, general education program in the water and planning bureaus of China that talked about sustainable, biological water systems. The next step was to participate on a design team. For this step, Betsy invited Environmental Design and Management from Canada (Margo Young, CEO) as her key collaborator. Together they designed the only sustainable water plan for the Olympics.

Jane Goodall Institute - Jane Goodall has asked Keepers of the Waters to develop a proposal for a low cost biological water remediation plan for Tanzania.


July 14, 2018
Mother Earth Conference

June 19, 2018
Keepers Board

April 20, 2018
Betsy Presented at University of North Carolina

November 14, 2016
Betsy Speaks at the 10th INTECOL Wetlands Conference, Changshu China

February 28, 2016
Betsy at the UN: The Power of Collaboration

January 05, 2016
A Wall: Socially Engaged Art from Greater China

November 25, 2015
Water: Elemental, Mutable, Essential

November 20, 2015
Healing Power of Art

October 08, 2015
Documentation of Betsy Damon's talks in Logan Utah

August 20, 2015
Website for Living Waters of Larimer

July 20, 2015
ArtPlace Grant for Living Waters of Larimer

March 03, 2015
Living Water of Larimer Workshops

February 15, 2015

January 28, 2015
Press for Living Waters of Larimer

December 16, 2014
2015 Fundraiser - Original Prints from Betsy Damon

November 01, 2014
Betsy at the International Water Conference

August 18, 2014
The Keepers Board Convenes

June 01, 2014
Water, Water Everywhere

February 10, 2012
It's About Water

October 30, 2011
Living Water

September 28, 2011
Newsletter from China

April 28, 2011
Project 12x12

February 18, 2011
The Dream of a River

October 11, 2010
An Amazing Model for Clean Rivers and Sustainability by Lonnie Feather

May 14, 2010
News from Betsy Damon and Keepers of the Waters – May 2010

December 30, 2009
Happy New Year (To Be Alive is to Have Water)

December 06, 2009
Composting toilet as a holiday gift?

August 13, 2009
reSources: Saving Living Systems (A report fromTibet/China)

June 30, 2009
reSources: Saving Living Systems (Hello Dear Friends)

June 02, 2009
"reSources: Saving Living Systems"

September 15, 2008
Update from China, September 15th

September 06, 2008
Great news from Keepers of the Waters and Betsy

August 19, 2008
Betsy Leaving For China

January 12, 2008
News and Projects

November 21, 2007
We Could Have Such a Beautiful World

December 18, 2006
Water - The Link in Our Life

May 23, 2006
Betsy in China

November 03, 2003
Water Exploratoriums in Oregon, Public Art in Beijing

August 30, 2003
Volunteer Opportunities in China

June 30, 2003
New Keepers of the Waters Online Network up!

June 30, 2003
Edwards Aquifer Park Design

June 30, 2003
Water and Art Exploratorium at elementary school

June 30, 2003
News from China