Our water competition is coming to an end. I would like to thank all TH!NKERS participating in this platform. I learnt a lot from the amazing posts you all wrote, I enjoyed all of the comments that lead to grand discussions and I absolutely loved the way we could overcome water subjects, with so many different contexts.
Personally, writing about water was a challenge at the beginning. I had many ideas, but not much experience on the issue. My first post, the Gods of Water, was inspired from a visit I did to Mayan ruins on December. Maybe these deities enlightened me with a creative idea on how to address different topics.
Being a part of this competition also transcended beyond this platform. Currently I am doing various researches and coverages on the topic for several classes for my university. The post Water Loss: 6000 Liters Per Second was just the beginning of this water research, as later on I was able to get an interview related to the topic from the Director of Water Supply, Sewerage and Sanitation, just as exposed in the post Beyond the Leaks!
I could continue writing forever about all the things I became aware of by writing as a TH!NKER, but I should keep this post short.
From poetic texts to hard data, from incredible images to fun videos and from very personal reflections to breaking news, all of the posts submitted at our TH!NK5 platform should be recognized as actions that empower us bloggers, to create a change in our global consciousness towards topics about our precious liquid: water.
I feel honored to have been a participant for TH!NK5. I encourage all of us to continue writing on water, to not stop here and to continue researching on the topic, as journalism matters! And great changes only happen when people get informed.
Once again, thank you all!
(Andrea Arzaba, March 2011)