Restoring Balance I
In collaboration with Liz Dodson
Sculpted jade glass, stainless steel, water, video projection
4' x 4' x 8'
Restoring Balance recognizes that we are at the threshold of a global water crisis and seeks to present the predicament and creative interventions.
Women play a central role in water provision and management; women must be central in planning for the future. Today, women from all geographies, cultures, and traditions are grappling with the questions and challenges of what must be done to sustain water of the world, working from a variety of vantage points and perspectives. These expressions are a critical component to international dialogues about access to water and the need for creative solutions.
In December 2003, the United Nations Assembly proclaimed 2005–2015 the International Decade for Action, Water for Life to promote efforts fulfill international commitments made on water and water related issues. This includes the Millennium Development Goal to half the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water by 2015.
The Women and Water Rights project addresses the precarious state of the world's fresh water supply and the global need for gender mainstreaming in water management. Through an art exhibition and related programs, WWR underscores the message that water access is a universal human right.