Month: May 2024

  • Water Sacredness & Sustainability

    Water is so familiar and common that we often forget how extraordinary it is. As a shapeshifter in a constant dance with its environment, it also shapes the land. In its cycles of freezing and thawing, it splits rocks and moves mountains. As vapour, it splits light to create rainbows. At any one time, the…

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  • Why honour water?

    The Online Cambridge Dictionary defines the Verb “Honour” (US: Honor) as “To show great respect for someone or something, especially in public”. It may sound odd to be asked to “honour water”. Why give respect directly to water? Water comes out of our taps at our bidding; we wash our clothes with it, and we…

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  • Water Saving Actions – Survey

    It feels like everyone is aware of the dire water situation in Cambridge, but is it true? How much does concern for water scarcity actually change behaviours? Nicola Terry of Transition Cambridge wants to find out. We at Water Sensitive Cambridge are secretly miffed that we didn’t think of this first, but we know a…

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  • group of people planting the rain garden at Fallowfield

    We’ve made the Indy!

    Brilliant coverage in last week’s Cambridge Independent. Thanks to Mike Scialom for the coverage, and Kieth Heppell for the brilliant photos. Read more about it in our post.

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  • A Very Good Good Friday: Planting day

    What a turnout to our community planting day! It was a brilliant, the culmination of over a year of planning and design, with folks from the neighbourhood – Fen Road, Water Street and Fallowfield – with their families, gloves and trowels. We were lucky with the weather, the threat of rain was always close but…

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  • Grass verge to rain verge

    We are thrilled that our pilot project is taking off this week! This week we are trialing what we think will be the quickest way of installing rain gardens across our streets – turning green verges into rain verges!!The corner of Fallowfield and Fen Road in Chesterton is a dred to cross after every downpour.…

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  • Dear River Festival

    “Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense.“ – Mark Angelo, founder of World Rivers Day Public engagement and celebration are essential to us at Water Sensitive Cambridge (WSC). We were therefore excited to host our first event, “Dear River: Stories, Soup and Thanks”, as a celebration at the…

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    Water Sacredness & Sustainability

    Water is so familiar and common that we often forget how extraordinary it is. As a shapeshifter in a constant dance with its environment, it also shapes the land. In its cycles of freezing and thawing, it splits rocks and moves mountains. As vapour, it splits light to create rainbows. At any one time, the…

  • Why honour water?
    Why honour water?

    The Online Cambridge Dictionary defines the Verb “Honour” (US: Honor) as “To show great respect for someone or something, especially in public”. It may sound odd to be asked to “honour water”. Why give respect directly to water? Water comes out of our taps at our bidding; we wash our clothes with it, and we…

  • Water Saving Actions – Survey
    Water Saving Actions – Survey

    It feels like everyone is aware of the dire water situation in Cambridge, but is it true? How much does concern for water scarcity actually change behaviours? Nicola Terry of Transition Cambridge wants to find out. We at Water Sensitive Cambridge are secretly miffed that we didn’t think of this first, but we know a…