Water Culture is referred to as the state of being an active participant in the construction of a symbiotic relationship with nature and our water cycles. By integrating participatory workshops, water education, and community empowerment into project implementation and system installations, Isla Urbana (IU) works not only through installing rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems but also by building an alternate, water-responsible ecosystem within communities throughout Mexico.
Through these strategies, Isla Urbana has increased not only user buy-in but also has built trust and incentivized the proper system maintenance. Through the Carpa Azul and other IU educational programs, RWH users are invited to become active constructors of water culture and catalysts of change. Alongside our partner communities and RWH system users, by supporting IU and learning more about the water context, you and every supporter help to reimagine and construct a positive water model.
Promoting a culture of sustainable water use.
As part of Water Culture, Isla Urbana’s Carpa Azul program provides community-focused environmental and water-related talks and workshops, technical system maintenance training, and artistic and cultural activities such as community murals, theater, music, and movie nights that focus on promoting a more profound understanding of water cycles and incentivize responsible and sustainable water management.
The Carpa Azul focuses on building trust and dialogue around water, reinforces capacity building, and allows for alternate forms of project evaluation and installation follow-up.