On Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd March 2013, the first WaterCouch lands at the 2013 World Water Day celebrations in the Netherlands. This is the latest concept from us and IRC, with support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It follows on from the popular Stockholm World Water Cube, which has brought online more than 500 interviews with people working to solve the world’s water and sanitation problems.
WaterCouch is a video interview spot that’s open to all. It’s designed to bring to life over the web the people and issues at stake, sharing insights and engaging a new, more connected generation. The dynamic, independent team of video reporters uses simple video cameras or mobile phones to profile the people attending. Each rapid-fire interview is edited and shared online right away, and is easy to feature on any website. I hope it provides you with a window into what’s happening over these days in the Hague.
You can view the videos as they’re shared at watercouch.tv. Here’s a few we captured this morning.
Mark Charmer is co-founder and communications director at Akvo.
Updated: Mark C – Added team photo from day 2 / 22 March 2013