Wendy J. Pabich is an environmental scientist, educator, speaker, adventurer and artist obsessed with all things water. As the founder and president of Water Futures, Inc., Wendy works to find innovative solutions to one of the planet’s most pressing problems the quest for sustainable water. Learn more
Taking On Water
How One Water Expert Challenged Her Inner Hypocrite, Reduced Her Water Footprint (Without Sacrificing a Toasty Shower), and Found Nirvana.
In an increasingly water-stressed world, access to reliable, clean water is no longer a given. Increased global competition for water poses both risk and opportunity for businesses. Water Futures is pleased to offer a wide range of water stewardship services to assist clients in identifying and mitigating water-related risk and creating new business opportunities. Learn more
In the Buddhist tradition, a water deva is a water spirit, connected to all liquids but felt most powerfully in association with streams, rivers, lakes and the sea. In other traditions, water spirits are known as undines, mermaids, nymphs, sprites and sirens. The water element is thought to symbolize changeability, creativity, tranquility, healing, diplomacy, intuition, energy, independence, freedom, power, prosperity, purity, force of character, honesty and wisdom. It is used in magic to cast spells related to purification, childbirth, shielding, healing, changing, love, friendship, meditation, dreams and clairvoyance. In contrast, while the etymology of the word diva shows a similar derivation from Latin and Italian to mean “female diety”, in popular culture it has come to imply “prima donna” or a woman who is demanding and fussy.