The significance of water as a campus-wide initiative is encapsulated in the following quote by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in which she comments: “In the United States, water represents one of the great diplomatic and development opportunities of our time. It’s not every day you find an issue where effective diplomacy and development will allow you to save millions of lives, feed the hungry, empower women, advance our national security interests, protect the environment, and demonstrate to billions of people that the United States cares, cares about you and your welfare.  Water is that issue.” 

Water covers over 70% of the Earth’s surface and has become a hot topic issue for people around the world. Students, faculty, staff, and the community at Fairfield University will have the opportunity to become active participants engaging with each other to learn more about these issues and consider solutions for this University-wide theme running from 2014-2016.


For more information about the Water Theme, please contact:

Jo Yarrington, professor of studio art and faculty facilitator for “Water” Theme
Lori Jones, assistant director of programming and audience development, Quick Center for the Arts and facilitator for "Water" Theme

Visit the DiMenna-Nyselius Library's Water webpage for water-themed books, articles,  films, music, and more 


Explore past University themes