Links and News
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Linking Water and OilThe Healing Walk in the Tar Sands - see also Twitter #HealingWalk
Les peuples pour la Terre Mère are in the process of a long walk that began in Cacouna, Québec and that has arrived in Kanehsatà:ke. On the 15th of June this group will depart Kanehsatà:ke to walk to Ottawa, arriving on the 22nd of June. They are walking to draw attention to the pipeline and oil refinery (proposed by TransCanada and Enbridge) that will gravely affect the health of Cacouna, Québec and its surrounding waters. Coule pas chez nous is an excellent French language umbrella site that brings together a variety of citizens' groups. Environmental Defence has put together a series of web pages that describe "Energy East" and the Tar Sands Roger Annis has written an interesting and detailed article on Rabble.ca about the problems of transporating oil by rail and by pipeline.
Conferences and PublicationsKeepers of Water annual conference Hydrocity: a symposium on hydrology and urbanism; and Water as published by Alphabet City (2009). Liat Margolis and Aziza Chaouni have authored a book about design and water scarcity: Out of Water, travelling exhibit and publication.
Canadian LinksThe Council of Canadians on Water Canadian Water History blog (NiCHE) The National Network on Environments and Women's Health supports an interdisciplinary project: www.womenandwater.ca
Other LinksFor the US see the Land-use Database put together by the California-based Center for Land Use Interpretation. See the tag "water". Follow actions to do with dams, water infrastructures and river ecosystems and communities world-wide at International Rivers.
ProjectsDownstream: A poetics of water RAVEN: Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs From the New School in New York, a series of March 2011 events around water, and faculty member Victoria Vesna's website, Water Bodies.
Filmsonline: Blue Gold: The Tsilhqot'in Fight for Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) by Susan Smitten online: various films about water by Cynthia Hooper (ie: "Meximperiali"). See also her recent exhibit at the CLUI.