HOT WATER - Water, Peace & War

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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: HOT WATER - Water, Peace & War

To celebrate its three years and the website revamp, the Waterwheel team invites artists, scientists, activists, teachers and young people to contribute digital postcards, poems or texts on the theme of "HOT WATER - Water, Peace & War".

Accepted formats are video, images, animation, audio, text or slideshows - see requirements here http://bit.ly/WW-pdf-En

Contributions should be uploaded onto the Waterwheel website by December 1, with the keyword HOT2014.
A panel of special guests will discuss entries with contributors and audience, 'live' online on the Tap (Waterwheel's webcasting system) on December 13 (Americas & Europe) / 14 (Asia Pacific). Each contribution will go into a draw to win a music CD on the day of the panel.

Panel guests, Tap link and time will be announced closer to the date on the Waterwheel website, blog, twitter and Facebook group.
Find links to all at http://water-wheel.net

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The English expression “To be in HOT WATER” means to be in trouble.
Currently, climate change, rights violations, volatile politics and conflict all suggest "HOT WATER".

Water is a fundamental element for all beings on Earth. A symbol of life and a "common good" which should be available to all, water is quickly becoming a commodity to some, and often taken as hostage in conflicts to besiege and displace populations. Corporates, governments, and industries such as mining and tourism use it for their own short-term benefits, depriving people – especially Indigenous people and farmers – of their rights, causing pollution, threatening health and the environment, and compromising long-term water management.

How can art, science, design, and activism reinstate the social, cultural and environmental value of water? How can we share the responsability of water in a positive way? How can we all preserve the right of access to water? How can intergenerational knowledge-sharing get us out of "HOT WATER", end conflict and find peace?

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