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Who We Are

Imagine Water Works is reimagining the future through art, science, and human connection. Our core focus areas are water management, climate justice, and disaster readiness and response / mutual aid. 

Since 2012 we’ve advocated for "living with water" and have worked at the intersections of reducing risk from flooding, pollution, and natural hazards, prioritizing those who are systemically forgotten or pushed to the margins. We also knew that the best solutions were multidisciplinary — so we've consistently integrated science, history, identity, and art into our work. 

In 2019, we launched the Mutual Aid Response Network to practice reciprocal and collective care. At the frontlines of our shared climate crisis and systemic oppression, we are reimagining the future together.

NOTE: If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to our work, checks can be mailed to our nonprofit fiscal sponsor, Project South (EIN: 581956686) at P.O. Box 97, Arabi, LA 70032In the MEMO field, write "Imagine Water Works". For questions, email [email protected] 

What We Do

We create resources, learning opportunities, and mutual aid networks to survive and thrive both today and in the future. In all of our work, we honor the fact that people who have been pushed to the margins are the exact same people who know how to build a better future for themselves and their communities, even when the future feels uncertain. As such, we're holding space for who are too often pushed out: Indigenous people, Black and Brown folks, LGBTQ and nonbinary people, two-spirits, farmers and artists, immigrants, young people and the elderly, disabled people, writers and filmmakers, poor people, those with less formal education, and everyone living at the intersections of these identities.

Some of our current projects and resources include:

Mutual Aid Response Network (Imagine Mutual Aid)

Hurricane Delta & Hurricane Laura: Relief and Recovery Fund

Hurricane Laura Emergency Cash Program

Community Power Map

COVID Guide to Hurricane Season

Queer/Trans Guide to Hurricane Season

Anonymous Storm Prep Q&A

Trans Clippers Project

Little Library of Water

WaterMark News Briefing

Business Storm Survival Handbook

Art/Science Symposium

Joy of Water: A Resident's DIY Guide to Becoming Water Wise

More about us:

We're a small team of women and non-binary folks who do this simply because we believe in our communities and in a better future. We are BIPOC and trans-led. Half of us are multi-generational New Orleanians, and half of us are from immigrant families and have found our home here. All of us have our own unique relationship to water, climate, and community. Learn more about our team:

Learn more about our projects on our website:

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      Donations through this fundraiser are not tax deductible. However, we are a fiscally sponsored project of Project South, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. If you wish to make a tax deductible donation to us through our sponsor, please email [email protected]

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      In memory of Brandon


      In memory of my husband who loved New Orleans

      New Orleans | $299.03

      Register round-up at The New Orleans Food Co-op.

      Toren Hardee | $1,200

      From Mid-City's krewe of Endymi-US in recognition of the start of hurricane season. Thank you for what you do!

      Michele Garval | $26.27

      Megan | $150

      Thank you for the important work you do!

      Kelly Rodrigue | $25

      James Rodrigue sent me, too!

      Melika | $26.41

      Blessings & love. For Ella's Mutual Aid Quilting Bee!

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      The Tigermen Den | $259.55

      We had a party, played some music and raised some $$ for those effected by the tornado that hit the lower 9

      Peggy Chen | $650

      From the Cast & Crew of Interview with the Vampire filming in Chalmette. Thank you for all that you're doing in the Arabi and surrounding communities. You inspire us to be better everyday.

      Ko Bragg | $2,530

      proceeds from the donations match for Ginny Hanusik's print sale


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      James Rodrigue sent me 🙂

      Louisa Lichtman | $39

      39th Birthday donation

      T. Cole Newton | $345

      From fundraiser at Twelve Mile Limit on Friday 3/25

      Ryan Scully | $1,629.44

      This is money was raised at a Tornado Relief fundraiser in the Bay at BJs Lounge on March 27. It was spearheaded by Julie Odell who contributed her talents along with Sam Doores and the band Pope. It was a beautiful day and a good time was had by all. We hope that this brings some much needed relief to those in need.

      Louisa Sargent | $415.68

      Tip fundraiser at the Black Penny this weekend! Thank y'all for all yer incredible work!!

      Daniel | $21.08

      via twitch stream fundraiser by @FawkesandBull

      Lillian Stephens | $10.70

      FawkesandBull did a Charity stream for you guys, so that's what prompted me to give. Best <3

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      From the queen at OZ

      Nicolette Pawlowski

      Support from Los Sabrosos Dance Co. fundraiser.


      Tammy Kern | $104.15

      Mary Knoepfler | $26.27

      Prayers for Arabi Tornado victims

      Bob Payne | $100

      Laurie Neighbors | $104.12

      Thank you.

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      To life