Founded in 2012, the Alliance for Clean Water (ACWa) is a Baltimore based organization dedicated to the promotion of domestic and international clean water access. Partnered with the Johns Hopkins Center for Social Concern, ACWa serves as a bridge by which Hopkins affiliates can make a meaningful difference in the natural and urban areas adjacent to them. Utilizing the tools at its disposal–environmental art, service, and advocacy–ACWa makes accessible the narrative of human-water interaction, one written in an often unfamiliar grammar of Cartesian divide. Its interests pivot around the dichotomies relevant to water use in Baltimore; water at once exists as a powerful sculpting force in the city’s natural periphery, and as a substance that urban entities can subjugate: channel, purify, bottle.

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