Despite its seeming abundance, freshwater proves scarce in places as far apart as the United States and Saudi Arabia. Moreover, the effects of pollution and climate change have severely jeopardized the existence of water-dependent species in both plants and animals. As part of a new initiative on water, UNANIMA works to develop and distribute comprehensive materials that reflect the necessity of water for life in all ecosystems. Our water campaign, WATER = LIFE, is now underway.
Lenten Reflections on Water 2011: Africa (DOC)
Lenten Reflections on Water 2011: Australia (DOC)
Lenten Reflections on Water 2011: Europe (DOC)
Lenten Reflections on Water 2011: Latin America (DOC)
Lent Prayers on the Theme of Water (PDF)
UN Human Right to Water and Sanitation Resolution Final Text (PDF)
Catherine Ferguson: ‘Briefing on the MDGs and the Right to Water and Sanitation’ (DOC)
SNJM Water Booklet (PDF)
The Holy Union Sisters’ American Province intranet is regularly used to transmit items about pending and current legislation, alerts, and general information about topics closely allied with UNANIMA goals: International Women’s Day/Month, Violence Against Women Act; World Water Day, Farming; Immigration Reform, Dream Act.
2013 is International Year of Water Cooperation! Water cooperation is a key to security, poverty eradication, social equity, and gender equality. World Water Day is March 22. Here are some resources (posters, short films, video, activities, and information), passed on by Renaude Gregoire:
Meanwhile, last year’s winner of the award is still battling her provincial government and Canadian energy giant EnCana, suing them for negligence and unlawful activities related to fracking. Her next court hearing is January 18; her opponents are trying to have the lawsuit thrown out, and to make her pay court costs in order to bankrupt her. She says she has started to haul in water for drinking/cooking, since all the chemicals in her tap water curdle the cream in her coffee!
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