Getting to Water

How Neighbor and Nation Share Our Most Precious Resource

Welcome to the Getting to Water project

Getting To Water is a collection of case studies about how water is being shared and protected around the world. These are local to international examples of prudent management of water which is shared, often between stakeholders with very different agendas. The culmination of this project is a book entitled: Getting to Water: How neighbor and nation share our most precious resource. I hope you will visit this site often as I travel regionally and internationally to collect these inspiring stories which can be used to guide anyone charged with or interested in helping to manage their water resources.

No water, no life. No blue, no green.
Sylvia Earle

Getting to Water Blog

A Vision: Getting Down to Water

About 15 years ago, a single Lord Mayor in Brisbane, South East Queensland, Australia, made a small change that sent ripples into the world of water. This brilliant idea was based simply on the concept of giving citizens information about the quality of their own...

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A Vision: Getting Down to Water

About 15 years ago, a single Lord Mayor in Brisbane, South East Queensland, Australia, made a small change that sent ripples into the world of water. This brilliant idea was based simply on the concept of giving citizens information about the quality of their own...

read more

Featured Video

by David Hanson, documentary film maker and writer.

Two brothers, David and Michael Hanson, maneuver the complex waters of the ACF basin, shared by Alabama, Georgia and Florida, in southeastern USA, in this insightful film. Click the image to watch the trailer.

Kathleen Rugel has spent most of her life pursuing science and art. She enjoyed a satisfying career as a professional artist and teacher focusing on calligraphy, biology, chemistry and water resource issues. In 2013 she received a doctorate in Aquatic Ecology from the University of Georgia’s Odum School of Ecology, studying aquifer-stream connectivity. She is currently working as an independent researcher investigating and writing a book called Getting to Water®, about the equitable sharing and protection of limited water resources around the world. She is a Practice and Policy Fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in Annapolis, MD, and lives in southwestern Georgia, USA.

Contact: kathleenrugel@gmail.com
Phone: +1 (706) 410 4952     

Bradley Currey is a benefactor for the Getting to Water® project, matching all funds raised dollar for dollar. Mr. Currey is the retired Chairman and CEO of Rock-Tenn Company, a manufacturer of packaging and recycled paperboard products with over $1 billion in sales. Mr. Currey serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Rock-Tenn Company and Genuine Parts Company, and on the Board of Directors of Brown & Brown, Inc. and Enzymatic Deinking Technologies, LLC. He also served as Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Currey is a trustee emeritus of Emory University, and served as a director of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce for many years.
Flint Riverkeeper, Inc., acts as a fiscal agent to receive and distribute funds raised for the Getting to Water® project. The Flint Riverkeeper (FRk) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) established in 2008 with the goal of protecting the Flint River in its most natural state for future generations to enjoy.

Contact: flintriverkeeper.org
Phone: +1 (229) 435-2241

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is a multi-disciplinary think tank which seeks to bring together global participants from the natural and social sciences to help resolve complex socio-environmental issues. SESYNC is located in Annapolis, MD, and is supported by funding from the National Science Foundation and the University of Maryland. For more information visit www.sesync.org

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