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This calendar will improve your "water smarts" with monthly activities that will illuminate the many ways water flows though your life.
This calendar will improve your "water smarts" with monthly activities that will illuminate the many ways water flows though your life.
47 backers pledged $2,050 to help bring this project to life.

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The video above is an UPDATE, showing a mock up of the calendar.

To watch the launch video with captions, go here.

I've been learning, writing and talking about water issues for over ten years. I am doing this Kickstarter because I think these calendars may be a fun and interesting way to you to learn more about them.

Every month in the calendar is illustrated with art from my book (Living with Water Scarcity) and a short description of the "flow of the month."

In March, for example, the theme is "drinking water." The activity -- relating to water use and water pricing -- allows you to compare your statistics to others, online. Here's a sample page for that month [pdf].

I've tried to design rewards for backers at many levels. Please feel free to contact me with questions or suggestions of how to make this project great.

I'm planning to use recycled matte paper for the cover and interior of the calendar, which will open to two 8.5 x 11 inch (~22 x 28cm) pages -- the top with the image and the bottom with the dates. The calendar will not holidays. The pages will be stapled, rather than spiral-bound, to ease recycling in 2016 :)

If this Kickstarter is funded, then I intend to print and distribute the calendars from mid-January. I have been successful with these types of projects in the past and see no barriers to completing this one.

Thanks for your interest in this project!

David

Risks and challenges

This calendar will be shipped in mid-January, at the earliest. (I will immediately send everyone a PDF of January, in case they want to get started with that month's project.)

I have done various "mail fulfillment" projects over the years. The printing and delivery of this project should be straightforward.

Postage: I intend to use US or Dutch post. I may use a parcel service for 10 or 50 calendar orders.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Fans will get a code to download a PDF version of the 2015 Water Smarts Calendar. Print it, set it as your computer's wallpaper, or make airplanes to "send" water messages to folks!

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    Smartistas who receive one 2015 Water Smarts Calendar will be able to see what day it is, learn about a new water issue, AND have interesting discussions related to that month's theme.

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    School sponsors will be able to send one 2015 Water Smarts Calendar for each $20 to any school they choose.

    (Want to send to five schools? Pledge $100.)

    Teachers in the school(s) can then use the calendars to help students learn about a new water issue each month.

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    INTERNATIONAL Smartistas who receive one 2015 Water Smarts Calendar will be able to see what day it is, learn about a new water issue, AND have interesting discussions related to that month's theme.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Enthusiasts will receive one copy of the 2015 Water Smarts Calendar, one signed copy of Living with Water Scarcity, and a 60 minute phone conversation with David. You can talk about water -- or anything else!

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    Pledge $110 or more About $110

    INTERNATIONAL Enthusiasts will receive one copy of the 2015 Water Smarts Calendar, one signed copy of Living with Water Scarcity, and a 60 minute phone conversation with David. You can talk about water -- or anything else!

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Educators will receive 10 copies of the 2015 Water Smarts Calendar for distribution to friends, family, employees and anyone else who wants (needs?) to know more about our water flows.

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    Pledge $170 or more About $170

    INTERNATIONAL Educators will receive 10 copies of the 2015 Water Smarts Calendar for distribution to friends, family, employees and anyone else who wants (needs?) to know more about our water flows.

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    Water Heros will receive 50 copies of the 2015 Water Smarts Calendar, 10 signed copies of Living with Water Scarcity, and a 60 minute phone conversation with David. You can talk about water -- or anything else!

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