“Water is life’s mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.” Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
On December 14th 2012, non-profit organization, Circle of Blue, recognized Drink Local. Drink Tap.© ’s (DLDT) Executive Director, as an important “Action Figure.” DLDT’s Erin Huber, was given a one page tribute describing the good works she’s doing in our great lakes community, rich in water resources, and in water scarce Uganda.
Locally, Huber works to educate communities about water resources and water scarcity through activities, speeches, beach clean-ups, and by working closely with schools. During one of her many school visits, she learned that a local classroom teacher grew up in Uganda and about the water scarcity that the community endures. This teacher’s story inspired Huber to begin designing a project that would change this Ugandan community forever.
Huber has spearheaded a project in Uganda to bring water access to people that so desperately need it. Not only has the DLDT team already dug a borehole there, but there are plans to install taps, and a two-part irrigation system for farmland is in the works. An upcoming documentary called “Making Waves from Cleveland to Uganda” will illustrate how DLDT has made it possible for people in need to access the foundation of all life on Earth – water.
Circle of Blue provides relevant and reliable information about natural resource crises in the world with an emphasis on water and its relationships to food, energy, and health. Visit their website at www.circleofblue.org