I just registered to be part of Waterlution’s Great Waters Challenge – a game for storytelling about water. Yes, I am still a youth (as defined in this competition: under the age of 30). Just barely. Canada’s 150th year is my last year of being considered as part of this youth category, so I’m taking it.
I’m doing this because it’s Canada 150th birthday and I love working on water issues – this is such a great platform to learn and contribute to those! The other reason I’m doing this is that I love what Waterlution does, and as part of my involvement with this organization, I’m super pumped to be a participant in the Water Innovation Lab India. I will also be using this blog to document lessons learned and exciting ideas from the lab.
I will be starting Challenge #1 (there are 4 challenges in Level 1 of the game) shortly – I want it to be creative and interesting, not like this current blog post. But having very little creative outputs in my life so far, please don’t get your hopes up! As an example of my current creativity challenge, I went through an intense process of coming up with this fantastic blog title, which went like this:
Self 1: What will I call this blog?
Self 2: This water blog?
Self 1: Yeah it’s going to be my water blog.
Self 2: What about a really funny water pun. That hasn’t been done before. Like “Sylvie’s Flow of Thoughts” or “Going with the Flow” or ” Sylvie’s IQ” (get it? Q=Flow?? HA!)
Self 1: I think that’s been done before. Water puns are over done in the water sector.
Self 2: Right. So it’d have to be a really unique and funny and new pun.
Self 1: …..
Self 2: Yeah let’s just go with Sylvie’s Water Blog.
Self 1: Done.
So let the exploration and challenges begin! I clearly need it!
Seriously though, I’d encourage friends and family and teachers I know to get involved – watch this video below to learn more. And shout out to the participants from the previous Level 1 – like my friend Logan!