Deep Water

Deep Water asks one simple question… You walk into your house and find water pouring through the ceiling! What’s the most important thing to do first? Catch the water? Or turn off the taps?

This is our dilemma: Getting a bucket is a short-term measure. It won’t stop the water and the damage will get worse. We need to turn off the taps, in other words first stop the cause of the floods and then deal with the consequences.

We demand that governments tell the truth, act now, and go beyond politics to engage everyone in the fight to deal with the climate emergency. It is easy to feel nothing but despair…  but this is where Deep Water wades in.

Deep Water Aims

  • To Tell the Truth and encourage people to connect extreme weather events including flooding, with the Climate and Ecological Emergency.
  • To demand that governments, fossil fuel industries and their funders Act Now to turn off the carbon emission taps in order to prevent further climate breakdown.
  • Give a voice to communities from river sources to the sea, connecting their experiences of the management of extreme flooding.
  • To work alongside other groups and members of the public to raise awareness of the root causes of extreme weather events, and then collectively pressure our government to support the CEE Bill, making this a major issue for all candidates at elections.

Get Involved

If you’re an XR local group and want to dive deeper, check out our talks and resources and contact us for our latest plans.  If you’re in a non-XR group and want to work alongside us, we recommend you watch the Deep Water talks in particular Part 4 to find out how we do things, and then contact us to join forces and share ideas.

Deep Water Talks

Find out about flooding, Deep Water’s aims and how you can get involved by watching our talk videos. Please share these talks.

What it’s Like to be Flooded – Part 1 (11:33 mins) Types of Flooding – Part 2 (16:04 mins) Here’s the Science – Part 3 (10:26 mins) Join Us in Extinction Rebellion – Part 4 (11:48) Tell Us More About Deep Water – Part 5 (9:37 mins) Deep Water Full Length Talk – All Parts (53:14 mins)

If you’d like a speaker to deliver a talk or if you’d like to deliver one yourself, please contact us for the PDF / PowerPoint / Script or to book a speaker.

Deep Water has risen!

Our first widescale action, Deep Water Rising to COP26, took place at the end of October 2021. It was a global cry of accusation to COP26, shining a spotlight on greenwashing lies and holding to account the companies who deceive us for profit. 

Movement of Movements is a really important part of the identity of Deep Water, as through water we are all connected. Deep Water Rising to COP26 allowed local XR groups to unite with others in their community to Call the Alarm. We joined forces with Digital Rebellion to take part in a powerful online action where we blockaded phone lines, and had fossil fuel giants sending out panicked financial returns to calm shareholders. We learned, and grew, and adapted – together. 

Flooding and extreme weather events aren’t going anywhere, and neither are we.

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