Sustainable Nation Film Screening and Q+A with Dr. Clive Lipchin


Location: Online

Sustainable Nation Film Screening

The film can be screened from home during a 48-hour window, between Friday, July 31 at 12 pm EDT- Sunday, August 2 EDT.

Zoom Q+A with the star of the film, Dr. Clive Lipchin will take place Sunday, August 2 at 12 pm EDT (US+Canada).

To receive links to screen the film and to join the Q+A, please register below with your email address.  Please contact Sarah at if you have any questions.

A HUGE thank you to our co-sponsors  Hunger Mountain Co-opOnion River OutdoorsSunCommon, and The Arava Institute as well as Dr. Clive Lipchin for joining us for this special opportunity!  

Sustainable Nation


The new hour-long documentary from Imagination Productions follows three individuals who are doing their part to bring sustainable water solutions to an increasingly thirsty planet. Using solutions developed in water-poor Israel, they are working to change the status quo of a world where one in ten people lacks access to safe drinking water. But water is just the beginning. The work of this visionary trio highlights the nexus between food, energy, and water and underscores how solving these enormous challenges can help free women, and the world, from life-threatening poverty, illness, and lack of opportunity. From the creators of Netflix-featured Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front, and PBS-featured Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference, Sustainable Nation shows how fixing global water issues is not only a matter of life and death but the start of healing the world.

Dr. Clive Lipchin 

Dr. Lipchin currently serves as director of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies' Center for Transboundary Water Management where he oversees research and development projects, workshops, and conferences that focus on transboundary water and environmental problems facing Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority. His specialty is in water resources management and policy. Dr. Lipchin has worked on behalf of a number of international water agencies such as the World Bank, EU, UNDP and USAID and has been involved most recently with the European Union's Water Initiative project for the Mediterranean region and the USAID Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM) program and the Middle East Regional Cooperation (MERC) program. He also serves as the Israeli partner for the USDA funded project - CONSERVE (COordinating Nontraditional Sustainable watER use in Variable climatEs): A Center of Excellence at the Nexus of Sustainable Water Reuse, Food, and Health.

Dr. Lipchin's research and development work has recently focused on cross-border stream restoration and wastewater management issues between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, and integrated food, energy, and water systems for off-grid communities in Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority and the developing world. This work is currently being supported in part by the EU, USAID, the British Council, the Israeli Ministry for Regional Cooperation, and the US National Science Foundation, the US Department of Agriculture as well as private donors.

From 2012-2015 Dr. Lipchin served as the chief of party for the Mitigating Transboundary Wastewater Conflict project, funded by the CMM department at USAID West Bank/Gaza, implanting cross border people to people initiatives focusing on issues of transboundary wastewater management. He also serves as the principal investigator for the USAID Middle East Regional Cooperation (MERC) project entitled Greywater Reuse for Smallholder Agricultural Development in Off-Grid Communities in Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Jordan.

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