World Water Day Gathering
March 22, 2014, Unity Pavilion, Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India
The morning session brought together 32 people from various sectors working with water in Auroville: educators, engineers, administrators, and more. Each one briefly discussed his or her work in connection to water, and then filled in a questionnaire, asking about his/her work and the challenges faced. A discussion ensued on the current water situation in Auroville, and the group brainstormed ideas for collaboration. Three main points emerged from the discussion: 1) The Auroville bioregion water situation is in crisis mode, and collaboration is necessary to move forward. 2) Information gathering and communication are key elements in collaboration on water issues. 3) You don’t have to be a water expert to join in the process! In the afternoon, 17 people enjoyed three different presentations on water, including one on water treatment and quality protection, another on the crystallography of water, and finally a presentation on healing through water.