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WORLD WATER YEAR 2021
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Introduction 

 

As millions around the world awaken to the reality that the complex and escalating global crises will not be resolved from within the same systems that created them, citizen movements are rising to lead healing and regenerative pathways forward.

Both World Water Year 2021 and Codes for a Healthy Earth offer a holistic, regenerative strategy by mobilizing and supporting citizens of all nations to join forces for the exponential healing of our planetary Waters.

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Why Water?

 

Water is the source, sustenance, medicine and primary unifier of all Life. 99% of the molecules in our bodies are Water. Natural, uncontaminated Water is the basis for our survival and health.

When we prioritize healthy Water for all, all of Life benefits and no one is left behind.

Today, human abuse of Water is among the leading causes of war, conflict, poverty, disease, species extinction and ecosystem collapse. By focusing our collective attention and resources on healing our relationship with Water, we will inevitably deepen our understanding about:

 

  • our interconnectedness with all of Life

  • how to protect and nourish the conditions for Life to thrive

  • how to strengthen our individual and collective immune systems

  • holistic health and whole-system healing wisdom

  • our individual and collective accountability for the health of the whole

  • how to co-create and transition to new and life-enriching social systems

  • responsible stewardship of all Life


Healthy and abundant Water for all leads to healthy ecosystems, healthy food systems, healthy bodies, healthy minds and healthy cultures. When we learn to live in right relationship with Water, we learn to live in right relationship with all of Life. Ultimately, by re-learning and exploring our sacred, primordial connection we also create the cultural conditions to with Water This collective focus on Water-centered process will in turn catalyze a self-organizing transformation of our social systems to re-align with the principles of healthy living systems.

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The Proposal for a World Water Law
 

The primary objective of World Water Year 2021 is to accelerate the global adoption and implementation of a World Water Law. The proposal for a World Water Law invites all of humanity to unite around the radical healing of the planetary Waters and Water cycle. This foundational law will also work to ensure that all humans and animals have guaranteed access to natural, uncontaminated Water. The proposal also calls for a binding international agreement to be put in place that holds all governments, corporations, communities and individuals fully accountable for their impact on all Waters everywhere. 

While the proposal for the World Water Law is rooted in the original laws of Nature and basic common sense, it stands in stark contrast to the laws, mindsets and structures that govern our lives. 

When we apply whole-system healing wisdom to address the multitude of escalating global crises, we recognize that rapid and radical social and ecological healing is not only possible — it can be far simpler than we may have imagined.

The current global and country-based legal systems do not have efficient channels available for citizen-led laws to be proposed and adopted ~ no matter how good they may be for humanity and all of Life. As we encounter the rigidity and limitations of our global systems, it is important to remember that these systems are human-made and thus can be unmade.

 

If we are to effectively transform our diseased global systems, we cannot do so country by country, leader by leader, or law by law. If we are to protect and heal our shared planetary home, it is vital that all nation states collectively and simultaneously adopt internationally binding agreements that align with the Laws of Nature and that ensure the health and integrity of the entire Web of Life. 

 

As Water is essential to all humans and all of Life, the World Water Law offers a compelling, unifying foundation for a citizen-led movement towards radical whole-system transformation and healing.

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World Water Year 2021 ~ A Year of Radical Healing

 

World Water Year 2021 is a call-to-action for citizens of all nations, cultures and ages to unite for Life and to collectively transform how we organize ourselves as a species. The core purpose of World Water Year 2021 is to create an extended period of time for individuals and groups to unite and collaborate for the global adoption and implementation of the World Water Law. 

Focusing our collective efforts towards healthy Water for all,

World Water Year 2021 has the potential to activate a worldwide, whole-system healing process that will exponentially benefit all of Life.

By dedicating an entire year to a single, unifying cause, that is vital to all humanity and all Life, World Water Year 2021 provides a substantial time frame for building momentum and implementing the foundations for lasting change.

This bold and timely initiative is based on the understanding that the essential wisdom, skills, and creativity for making the World Water Law a global reality, already exist.

In almost every country there are numerous inspiring and impactful initiatives spanning all areas related to Water healing, restoration and management. As we coordinate globally and locally, we will be able to align and amplify our efforts exponentially. The global community will be able to share findings, learnings, initiatives and resources ~ identifying, replicating, and scaling what works best.

 

The global community will support the creativity and experience in the field as we grow and self-organize for radical whole-system healing. While the overall organizing framework is decentralized, the shared purpose and vision, and an online collaboration platform (see below) will create a resonant and coherent field of intention and action. 

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A Collaboration and Networking Platform

 

An online community platform will support effective collaboration and organization throughout the global community. The platform offers a comprehensive ecosystem of tools for communities to self-organize locally and globally.  The online platform is currently undergoing beta-testing.


The primary purpose of the platform is to serve the global community of Citizens for a Healthy Earth ~ all individuals and groups who have endorsed Codes for a Healthy Earth. The World Water Law and World Water Year 2021 are the first global initiatives of Codes for a Healthy Earth.

To learn more about and join the community platform, please endorse the Codes, and in the coming months you will receive a newsletter with an invitation.

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Areas of Action

 

Globally and locally, there is already an abundance of inspiring examples of solutions, best practices and initiatives that are aligned with the World Water Law. There is also a rapidly growing wealth of practical experience and knowledge around citizen-led movement building and mass actions to support a healthy way forward. Building on these understandings and experiences, World Water Year 2021 provides a unique opportunity for individuals and groups with diverse experiences, interests, skills and creativity to unify our efforts and resources towards a common cause - while amplifying our respective healing and regenerative projects in the process. 

World Water Year 2021 is essentially about mobilizing and supporting citizen and community-led action.

Given the unifying nature of Water, the community will span and weave together a global tapestry of Life-enriching relationships. As we work together to build the global network, we co-create a worldwide 'system of influence' that can mobilize around specific actions and events.

 

Here are some initial ideas and pathways for making the World Water Law a global reality: 

 

  • Gathering, showcasing and disseminating relevant information, data, maps and directories

  • Co-creating a global cross-sectoral network, dedicated to implementing the World Water Law

  • Watershed-based community-led organizating

  • Awareness raising, education & media campaigns

  • Political activism on local, national and global levels

  • Promoting transdisciplinary collaboration across all fields to identify, develop and implement best holistic practices 

  • Sacred ceremony & healing rituals

 

. . . and so much more. . .

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How to Get Involved

 

The ways to support and engage with World Water Year 2021 are countless. Once the community platform is launched, it will serve as a hub for the sharing and coordination of our collective efforts.

In the meantime, here's a short list of initial steps to join the community and support World Water Year 2021:

  1. Read and endorse Codes for a Healthy Earth. By endorsing the Codes you will also receive an invitation to join the Thriving.Earth platform before the public launch.

  2. Read and sign the World Water Law Petition

  3. Explore the Codes for a Healthy Earth website to understand the larger context

  4. Join the global healing event and inauguration of World Water Year 2021 during 7 Days of Rest & Radical Healing

  5. Join the social media pages and groups:​

World Water Year 2021 was inaugurated on January 1st, 2021 at the start of the global healing event 7 Days of Rest & Radical Healing. In this way, the first week of the New Year will focus primarily on healing our relationship with Water through diverse practices such as intention setting, learning about the wisdom of Water healing pathways, and growing a resonant global community of Water stewards, activists and solutionaries.​

A Year of Radical Healing

When we unite across nations and cultures to prioritize the restoration of

the planetary Waters and Water-cycle, we will activate an exponential healing process

that will swiftly and dramatically benefit all of humanity and all of Life.

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Together We Rise for Water!

Together We Rise for All of Life!

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