Our Future with Water - Locally and Globally


Sat, 10/15/2016 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

This FREE event hosted by TOF friends, Kate Bunney and Gigi Coyle, and held at the TreePeople Headquarters in Beverly Hills. Walking Water and TreePeople welcome you to a roundtable to examine the importance of community connection and co-management with the waters.

Walking Water is an invitation, action, educational journey and a prayer intended to bring together the voices of the many Peoples of the Eastern Sierra and Los Angeles watersheds through the act of walking together, following the waterways — natural and manmade — between Mono Lake and Los Angeles. It is a call for collaboration, joining together in vision and hope for and with water. Our intention is to involve more of the community into the current discourse on water management that so far focuses on Conservation and Recycling.

TreePeople inspires and supports the people of Los Angeles to come together to plant and care for trees, harvest the
rain, and renew depleted landscapes. At a time when heat and drought seem to be the new normal, TreePeople unites communities and government agencies to change the way we live in our watershed. If we are to tackle both the local and global water situation in a sustainable and effective way, we need to begin restoring relations: with water, with each other, with our watersheds, with our communities world-wide.

Come to hear voices from around the world who are each dedicating their lives to inspiring and initiating community as a way to empower our choices about how we want to live and share with water. Kate Bunney and Gigi Coyle will host a roundtable, a way to both share and listen, and focus on:

  • What we can learn from the Owens Valley as a local example of water management policy over the last 100 years.

  • Water that runs beyond borders in the Middle East .

  • The power of community in water ownership and use.

  • What we can do to bring community into the decision making process.

Invited Speakers are:

  • Alan Bacock – Water Coordinator, Big Pine Paiute Tribe and Core Team Walking Water

  • Marcela Olivera – Water Activist, Bolivia

  • Shira Kronich – Associate Director, Center for Transboundary Water Management, Arava Institute, Israel

  • Cindy Montanez – TreePeople CEO

  • Rajendra Singh – Water Activist, Winner of Stockholm Water Prize 2015, India

  • Will Scott – Co-founder, Weaving Earth, California 

This event is FREE with plenty of outdoor seating. Carpooling encouraged. To RSVP, click here.