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Where is the Water--PART TWO
This is an 11min audio segment-- part 2 in a series as part of a larger project....
From what source does your life spring?
Do your dreams of the future of the world include descendants of the next 150 years--or 7 generations ?
Do your ancestors teach you your place in a world under threat?
Water: An essential need for life, without which humans cannot live more than three days... Human beings in different cultures have correspondingly different relationships to water. Most traditional indigenous humans--often hunter-gatherer, tribal-based cultures--have a relationship with water based on respect for its life, and its limitations: They don't take more water than needed; what they take they return; what they return is revitalized--not toxic --to the landbase.
The culture within which most listeners to this show live--a FAR cry from what I just described--is an industrial one: Mechanized and mass produced for maximum consumption , regardless of the needs of watersheds and landbases.
Sometimes natural or human-made disasters, such as hurricanes or wars, devastate water supplies. Recent examples include hurricanes Ike and Gustav. On another scale, in a new documentary, called "FLOW" (an acronym for "For the Love Of Water"), filmmaker Irena Salina documents the critical global water battles both current and future. A similar alarm is sounded in Maude Barlow's book, __The Blue Covenant__
Given that watersheds everywhere are under assault ... given that this industrial culture's infrastructures are collapsing ... I ask the question:
"If something happened to your water supplies, do you know where you'd get your daily needs?"
Here are some answers on a Summer day, 2008, in Buffalo, New York. Note that the answers vary according to each person's culturally-based relationship to their landbase....
ONE MORE THING:
I ask YOU now: If something happened to your water supplies, do you know where you'd get your daily needs?
I'd like to hear your answers. Please call: 1 (800) ROX - 0715 --That's: 1 (800) 769 - 0715. Or, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Thanks to Hal Walker for his song "Water Cycles".
Thank you for listening!!!!