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The Water Awake Network is currently in a beta testing phase of development. This Portal Overview is a blueprint of our final website plan. Several categories are still to be developed and will be completed of over time as time and/or resources allow. Click on the titles to open the category descriptions.
Be sure to let us know if you discover any glitches. We welcome your feedback!
The button at the bottom of the page leads to our beta development questionnaire
or contact Elizabeth via email: admin@water-awake.net



Fresh Focus gives quick access to what’s fresh in the Water Awake Network. Here we can gain access to:

WÄN COMMUNITY BULLETINS ~

Network-wide notifications and messages from the WÄN core team, as well as from the WÄN community circle groups, forums, watersheds and alliances;

RSS FEEDS ~

Water news and science information, accessed both from within WÄN and from to many information sources from around the world;

PROFILE SPOTLIGHTS ~

A rotation of profiles spotlight our members, helping us get to know our WÄN Community and find out what Water projects we are all working on;

ARTIST SHOWCASES ~

Revolving showcases featuring a selection of creative works from our WÄN resonant artists and gives links to their portfolios;

CAMPAIGN UPDATES ~

As the various WÄN campaigns progress, we will post progress, important action updates and other participant information;

ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHTS ~

Alliances will be able to post information about what their organizations are working on and how we can support their efforts.

The goal of the Fresh Focus Portal is to feature and give easy access to the most current Water topics. Let us know what elements you would find useful to be featured within this portal. We want it to be as streamlined as possible, so we will need to exercise restraint in what elements are ultimately selected are included on this page. That said, please also let us know if you find any useless elements. This is an example of how your feedback in this early beta stage is invaluable.

WATERSHED NEWS ~

Here is a spot where any WÄN member can share the news of what is happening in their local Watershed and be able to solicit support for their projects;




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WÄN PLAN

VISION CORE

ARCHITECT

BLUEPRINT

FAQ


Please consider the vibrating rings rippling across a beautiful quiet pond from a stone dropped in the Water … you can see where each ripple is being energized from the force in the center, with the concentrated energy radiating outward from the center point in expanding concentric rings dissipating in intensity.

We’ve structured the Water Awake Network (WÄN) on this biomimetic model with four concentric rings of membership engagement that we call ‘Concentric Kinship’. We’ve chosen this unusual term as a gentle reminder of the Truth that we are all kindred in the One Water radiating from the shared still point of NOW. We use the acronym WÄN interchangeably with the Water Awake Network. The ‘A’ is pronounced as in the word wand |wänd| to resemble the word ONE, further symbolizing our commitment to Wholeness.

We have a progressive process for community engagement, and you are welcome to participate within WÄN at any level that best suits you. The required entry point for anyone interested in becoming active kindred within the WÄN community is to connect into the network thru the outermost ring of the ‘AIR’ kinship concentric. Once you get a good sense of what the Water Awake Network is all about at this tier, we encourage you to delve further into the concentrics of EARTH, FIRE & WATER.

WÄN’s kinship system is explained briefly below, for details, hit the clic-ons above.

AIR:

This first tier is our basic introductory kinship level, which gives you read-only access to the public areas of the network. This allows you test the Water and will give you a general feel for the WÄN operating paradigm.

EARTH:

The next concentric inward is our foundational level of the EARTH kinship. This kinship ring opens your active interaction within the WÄN community by allowing you join circle groups and to post or comment as an active participant in the public forums. This kinship tier allows you to journey deeper into the vital current of the network to discern if this community resonates with you.

WATER:

The WATER kinship is the heartbeat of WÄN and the ‘juju’ that will allow WÄN to thrive. By engaging at this level you are really ‘becoming WÄN’ by activating a strong presence in the network. You will be able to create your own portfolio as a Water Advocate; you will have the ability to post and share your insights in our blogs. You’ll have the ability to create and manage your own watershed circle groups and group forums, as well, you may invite and mentor new Water Kin into the community. As Water Kindred, you are eligible to be featured on the ‘Fresh Focus’ portal, where you can use the exposure to showcase your own particular Water activism (either for yourself or your company).

FIRE:

Finally, the innermost kinship concentric of FIRE represents the creative spark arising from your tangible alliance within the Water Awake Network. You will be able to use the Water Awake Network as your primary social platform and as an organizational tool for your projects. This tier allows members to work together serving our Water at a very generative operational level. This core concentric enables members to have the greatest voice in the co-creation of the Water Awake Network community. FIRE kindred are the highly active members of the Water Awake Network providing the practical, energetic, creative and organizational leadership, both virtually on the Water Awake Network and within our local Watershed Communities, which will determine how well we all flow into the future.

More About Kinship



As WÄN grows, and we begin to actively engaging the broader global community with the Water Awake Network, we will be discovering an ocean of alliances and potential relationships with other similarly motivated Water advocates. Great potential exists that as we nurture these dynamic interactions within WÄN, we shall be concurrently making a significant beneficial difference for ALL LIFE upon our incredible Planet Earth. This is one of WÄN’s primary goals.

For when the profleurian visions of even a small group of highly committed and generative advocates are intentionally aligned with a shared purpose and power, then we carry the transformational force of a mighty tidal wave … and these visions then begin transforming into our reality.

Central to WÄN’s mission is the creating the capacity to facilitate building these generative alliances within our WÄN network and then to tangibly link these with the local change-makers within your own local Watersheds. The structure of WÄN is designed to guide our members into a wide-range of positive, productive interactions through this global/local community format.

The key elements of the WÄN community environment are summed up below, for more in-depth explanations, please click on the above clic-ons.

CIRCLE GROUPS:

These are small (7-14 participants) self organizing groups of intimate community engagement, which may encompass a wide ranging topics. 

FORUMS:

Any of the circles, guilds or councils can create discussion forums, in order to effectively explored their concerns, ideas, campaigns and projects.

AFFINITY GUILDS:
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The 12 WÄN Affinity Guilds are our focused working groups organized around specific aspects of our ever-changing world and may include individual kin from any of the various circle groups. 

COUNCILS:
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Our councils are currently unformed and will evolve over time as the kinship concentricity develops and solidifys. The WÄN councils are the organizational aspect of the FIRE Kinship. We envision any number of potential councils forming to address WÄN management, gender and age issues, conflict resolution, local watershed issues, etc.



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CIRCLE GROUP DIRECTORY

FORUM GROUP DIRECTORY

RESOURCE DIRECTORY

CLIC-ON DIRECTORY



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CONNECT

ACTIVATE KINSHIP

CREATE COMMUNITY

INVITE KINDRED

SUPPORT WÄN



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ALLIES PAGES



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WATERTUDES

FUND WÄN



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WATERSHED MAP

WATERSHED DIRECTORY(i.d.)

WATERSHED RESOURCES(i.d.)

WATERSHED 911(i.d.)



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ARTIST’S PORTFOLIOS

WRITER’S MISCELLANY

MINSTREL’S GALLERY

WATER SCIENCE CENTER

TRADE & BARTER FAIRE

INSPIRATION SALON



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CALENDARS

LINKS LIBRARY


 
 

 

 
 


Background Photo: “Woman Underwater”/Patricia Hofmeester Photography

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