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The World's Great Water Warriors - 10 Heroes of Water

 
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The World's Great Water Warriors - 10 Heroes of Water

Heroes lead and inspire us to create a better common future. They stand up for the oppressed and give voice to the voiceless. The world has seen many incredible water heroes over time, but a few rise above the rest.

Here are our 10 heroes of water, people from around the world that took action into their own hands and made positive ripple effects for the health of their lands, waters, and communities.

 
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I see Bill Mollison. Who are the other 9 heroes?
 
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So here are Zach's choices:
Sepp Holzer, Rajendra Singh, Waangari Maathai, Viktor Schauberger, Zepheniah Phiri Maseko, Josephine Mandamin, Erin Brackovich, Willie Smits, Nicole Masters, and Peter and Kate Marshall.

I admit I've heard of many of these people, but not all.

However, I feel Zach missed a couple that I absolutely  consider my Heroes of Water and that would be Mr. and Mrs. Beaver. OK, so maybe that's a whole species, rather than individuals, but for sheer volume of water slowed and infiltrated, ecosystem balance restored, and runoff of topsoil and nutrients prevented, Castor canadensis and Castor fiber are totally my heroes. They are self-replicating, work for food, know when it's time to move on to let an ecosystem's trees recover, and they don't send me a bill at the end of the month.
 
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Are we talking strictly about practical in-the-field water conserving/preserving/distribution methods, techniques and devices?  
How about advocates for water-use justice around the world?
If we are expanding to that level of Heroes of Water, I think Vandana Shiva is such a one.
I would recommend any of her books, but specifically in this category, see Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit.
 
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George Tyler wrote:Are we talking strictly about practical in-the-field water conserving/preserving/distribution methods, techniques and devices?  

I believe we are in this thread.
Beyond that, the threads would need to be started either here: https://permies.com/f/144/Social-Justice or https://permies.com/f/145/Politics
Both in the Cider Press.

 
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What about Ralph Nader for The Clean Water Act and RFK Jr. for cleaning up rivers here?
 
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I think Brad Lancaster should be included.
 
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How about Geoff Lawton and his work in the Middle East?

I would also like to see Gabe Brown on the list.  Through his example of land stewardship he has spread the awareness of water soaking in to the soil, how much impact such a simple thing has.

And Elaine Ingham, for starting the discipline that became the soil food web.  Worldwide, we must be up to or beyond trillions of gallons of water into the soil as a result of changes in land management.  
 
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