WATERSONG is a genre-defying call to action, and a musical collaboration born from a fellowship from PolicyLink’s Water Equity and Climate Resilience Caucus, an assembly of environmental justice activists from around the country. Title Track is a proud member and participating organization of the WECR.

Monica Lewis-Patrick is the President of We the People of Detroit, known to many as “The Water Warrior”, on the frontlines of the national water affordability crisis. Her speech sampled here was originally delivered at Earthwork Detroit 2019.

Amber Hasan is an author, artist, and activist from Flint, Michigan. Amber is the host of the Loud Mouth Ghetto Girl podcast and a member of the Earthwork Music Collective.

Seth Bernard, Title Track’s founder and co-executive director, composed and recorded this music at Earthwork Farm, between the Muskegon and Manistee River watersheds, on Anishinaabe land, with help from longtime friend Andy Catlin, a.k.a. The Lasso.

To honor Imagine a Day Without Water, we’re lifting up calls to action for critical federal investment in water infrastructure and celebrating arts and culture workers inspiring the movement.

Water infrastructure is the lifeline of our communities. Most water systems are more than a century old. There are millions in the U.S. living without safe and reliable water and wastewater services, often relying on bottled water, and potentially living in unsafe and unsanitary conditions. 

Extreme weather events and climate events, such as droughts, hurricanes, storms, flooding, and wildfires are happening more often and are intensifying due to climate change. These disasters overwhelm our aging water infrastructure and can leave communities without reliable access to safe water and wastewater services for days, weeks or months.

Now and every day, it’s important for us all to think about where our water comes from and why now is the time to invest in safe, clean, and reliable drinking water and sanitation.

Water Equity and Climate Resilience Caucus: Arts & Culture

Water Equity and Climate Resilience Caucus website

Water Jams Spotify playlist

Human Rights Watch video