Water: Redcliffe/JRI conference March 2012

Audio (mp3) and Powerpoint slides are available on the main Water conference page.

Speakers group photoJRI has been partnering with Redcliffe College in Gloucester for over 10 years to put on day conferences. This year we were also in partnership with Tearfund and the theme was “Water: Global Challenges for the 21st Century”. Over 80 people came to the conference (on Saturday, 3rd March 2012) including students, development workers, scientists, farmers, theologians and environmentalists. A potent mix!

We heard from Tearfund speakers Frank Greaves and Sue Yardley about the serious nature of water crises, particularly in the developing world. Barbara Brighouse (Christian Engineers in Development) then explained the work of CED at two sites in Tanzania- bringing water and sanitation to needy communities. After an excellent lunch we then heard John Bimson (Trinity College, Bristol) on the theology of water – lots to think about. The five seminars in the afternoon gave us such a choice that it was difficult to know where to go! Excellent day, and we are already planning the next one.

Audio (mp3) and Powerpoint slides are available on the main Water conference page.