From Standing Rock to the Niger Delta to Gaza, access to clean, safe water is at the center of conflicts that will shape the world’s future. This video from the 2017 PEN World Voices Festival features a conversation with Native American writer Natalie Diaz, Polish journalist and historian Filip Springer, U.S. novelist Claire Vaye Watkins, and Mohammad Saba’aneh. Moderated by Zaha Hassan.

This event was presented with support from the Polish Cultural Institute New York.