Watershed was a rare moment in human history when people, ideas and values align and unite to achieve something remarkable.

On Wednesday, 22 March – World Water Day 2017 – Pope Francis inspired a global conversation that helped shift how the world values and understands its single most precious resource: water. WATERSHED took place on World Water Day immediately following the Papal Audience.

Following the General Audience with Pope Francis, an exceptional amalgam of people from every walk of life and every corner of the globe had an extraordinary exchange of ideas around the global water crisis. The following video is a 30 minute highlight of the day’s events.


Pontificum Consilium de Cultura


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Texas A&M University
Ball State University
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