The upcoming online Knowledge Dialogue on the “Application of Indigenous Knowledge in Water Management: Best Practice Models” taking place on November 22, 2022, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm EST, is designed to be a community-driven knowledge-sharing session on Indigenous and Traditional Ecological Knowledge best practices for freshwater management.

The objective of this Knowledge Dialogue is to create and provide an ethical space of respectful dialogue for learning and knowledge-sharing amongst Indigenous peoples from various regions of North America, and to exchange experiences and lessons learned in the context of freshwater management. The event will be attended by representatives of Indigenous peoples, government representatives, international organizations and agencies specialized in the field.

Open call for case studies

If you are an Indigenous knowledge-holder and belong to an Indigenous community of North America that is managing or has in the recent past managed freshwater resources using Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), Indigenous knowledge, oral traditions or respective cultural contexts and protocols, we would like to invite you to share your best practice approaches with us in the online Knowledge Dialogue.

If you are interested in sharing the experience of your community, please send us a brief description of your work using the following link here.

Please also include:

  1. Name of the Indigenous community and location
  2. Title of the presentation
  3. A short description of the details of the TEK/Indigenous knowledge involved in water management (less than 600 words). You can submit proposals in Spanish, French or English.
  4. A short paragraph about your interest in presenting your case and your role in the project in the community
  5. Any other relevant information or materials you would like considered and shared at the online dialogue session
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The deadline to submit your case is 27 October 2022.

For questions or more information, please contact: [email protected]

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