YWater has teamed up with poet and storyteller, Devi Lockwood to share stories about water and the impact it has on people’s lives. Devi is a poet, touring cyclist and storyteller traversing the world by bicycle, on a mission to record 1,001 human stories on water climate change.
Devi’s journey began with the September 21, 2014 People’s Climate March in NYC. To date, she has collected over 700 stories in the U.S.A, Fiji, Tuvalu, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Qatar, Morocco, the U.K., Canada, China, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. She loves places where rivers meet the sea.
In order to really understand the impact that water has on our lives you have to go out there and talk to people and understand things first hand. As a part of the YWater pledge, we ask you to collect stories on water from your local communities.
You can record their stories and share them as text, audio, video or a combination of these mediums. Submit your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you think you want some tips on how to collect these stories – read Devi’s suggestions here.