William Waterway - Was raised on an organic farm and have received recognition for his water research, writings, poetry, and Native American flute playing. He has traveled to over fifteen countries doing water research and speaking.
While in college he investigated fish kills and industrial polluters. He resigned my job as Senior Environmental Analyst for the city of Newark to live outside for two-years while undertaking a 7,000 mile horseback trek across America he entitled RIDE FOR NATURE. While riding across America he worked on ranches and farms, camped on Native American Reservations, and spoke before universities; community gatheris, and civic organizations.
He is the Founder of Martha’s Vineyard Magazine and Nantucket Magazine; he founded Martha’s Vineyard’s first State-Certified water testing laboratory and Vineyard Environmental Research, Institute. His water research has been featured by National Geographic; CNN; MSNBC; MVTV; CBS; NBC; ABC; NPR; UPI; New Zealand National Radio; AP; New York Times; the Water Encyclopedia; Alternet; Care2.com; MaximsNews, and other media.
William has been featured in several environmetnal films and documentaries. He is the author of essays published in magazines and books such as National Geographic’s Written in Water, and is author of The Holy Order of Water, Healing Earth’s Waters and Ourselves; publisher of the United Nations’ affiliated, Water Voices from Around The World; author of The History of Wind Power on Martha’s Vineyard.
Awards: the International "Groundwater Guardian Award" from the Groundwater Foundation for research into acid rain and the leaching of metals into groundwater and drinking water; United States Environmental Protection Agency’s "Citizen Activist Award" for his investigation and research into fish kills and chemical pollution of rivers; World of Poetry “Gold Medal of Honor” (1992); inducted into the Homer Honor Society of International Poets (1992); Universal Peace Federation"s "Ambassador For Peace" award for efforts with the United Nations relative to water, and his Native American Flute water song at the UN's International Peace and Ecology Vigil held at New York City’s historic Central Park Bandshell; "First Place Gold" award in the world's largest international book contest for his book, “Water Voices from Around The World”; "Water Hero Award" from World Water Rescue Foundation; "2012 Gratitude of the Waters Award" for his lifelong efforts to awaken humanity toward a new water consciousness.