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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 70032. In 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
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: https://www.imaginewaterworks.org/who-we-are/
Learn more about our projects on our website: www.imaginewaterworks.org