Last year, I was fortunate to attend the One Water Summit in New Orleans with my Water Bar collaborator Colin Kloecker. This yearly gathering, organized by the nonprofit US Water Alliance, brings together diverse leadership from across the US who are working to advance equitable and resilient water policies and practices. I wrote this reflection on artists and the One Water Summit for ArtPlace America's blog.
The 2018 One Water Summit will be held here in Minneapolis-St. Paul, and as part of that Summit, the US Water Alliance is releasing a new report of case studies and other resources for water-sector organizations and leaders who hope to build collaborations with artists and cultural organizers.
I've been invited to join the advisory group for this effort, Advancing One Water Through Arts and Culture. My collaborators and I will be speaking about our work at a pre-summit "institute" on Art and One Water collaborations, which will be at Water Bar & Public Studio on July 10th. I will also be working with US Water Alliance and other Summit partners to organize artists to attend and share their work at this national gathering.
To learn more about the One Water Summit and to register to attend, visit the program website.