The “Learn and Flow: The Arima and Courland Water Story” is a practical adaptation project under the “Adopt-A-River Programme” project, which is being implemented by the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA). This project is funded by the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF), Small Grants Programme (SGP), and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The goal of the project is to bring awareness to local water related and environmental issues through an educational documentary series on water that highlights issues that affect water quality in the Arima and Courland watershed.
With the support of our members, our partners, our sponsors, GEF, SGP, & UNDP, and the general public, you, the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, it is our hope that this project will awaken the inner Water Warrior in all of us, so that we may feel empowered to champion the cause of water, which is the cause of life.
A warrior is brave
“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Are you willing to show your friends how to conserve water? Are you willing to stop your friends and correct them when you see them wasting water or pollution water sources?
A warrior has integrity
“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
Would it be right to take long showers because one had a long and stressful day even if we were in the middle of a very dry, dry season and we were on a water schedule? Would it be right to throw garbage into the river because it will eventually “go away”?
A warrior perseveres
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
― Confucius, Confucius: The Analects
Would you give up on advocacy if it seems as though you’re having no impact or not making a difference? Would stop speaking out because the spotlight is no longer on the issue for which you are advocating?
A warrior learns self-discipline
“The first and best victory is to conquer self.”
Are you willing to reduce the amount of water you use in your everyday life? Are you willing to change your habits so that you reduce your impact on the environment?
A warrior continues to learn
“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”
Are you willing to continue learning about the status of our rivers in Trinidad and Tobago and what affects them? Are you willing to do research as it relates to water and the environment?
A Water Warrior is someone who champions water conservation causes in all fronts. A Water Warrior is willing to learn more about water issues and share this knowledge with others.
Are you a Water Warrior?
Do you want to be a Water Warrior?
The Arima and Courland Water Story is a project by the Caribbean Youth Environment Network Trinidad and Tobago Chapter (CYEN-TT). The CYEN-TT is a non-profit, civil society, charitable body that focuses its resources on empowering young people and their communities. If you would like to know more about this organization and how you can get involved you can email them.