Water Geographies focuses on current issues related to water, and individual and group action that can make a difference to improve water sustainability. It is a service learning class. We will read several journalistic books as well as news articles to explore current issues. We will think about the ways that people cause and face conflict over water, and how they strive to improve sustainability. Focus issues will include: freshwater sustainability and development; bottled water; dams, energy & rivers; marine fisheries; and the Connecticut River. One third of the grade is for student-led action projects. Based on their own interests, skills, and passions, students will plan, carry out and reflect upon individual projects to advance water sustainability.