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Water Conservation

August 4, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 pm

Living Earth Youth Dialogues: Water Conservation with Brinley Dai, Christina Lee, Claire Xu, and Ashritha Kalakuntla

Living Earth Youth Dialogue

Water Conservation

Friday, August 4, 2023 from 6:00–7:30 pm PDT

Sharing From the Heart is a monthly initiative where young people from China and the United States come together around the pressing ecological, cultural, and spiritual issues of our time. Through sharing thoughts, personal stories, and actions in local settings, Chinese and American youth will begin building cross-cultural bonds to support a vision of a new, ecological civilization.

In this event, Brinley Dai will moderate a conversation between Christina Lee, Claire Xu, and Ashritha Kalakuntla on the important topic of water conservation, specifically focusing on rivers and lakes. This discussion brings together these inspiring young individuals’ unique perspectives and experiences. Throughout the event, these three young high school and college students will share their insights, research findings, and innovative artistic, informatic, and community-building approaches to water conservation. They will explore the importance of rivers and lakes as essential components of our ecosystems, discussing their challenges and potential solutions for their preservation. This youth conversation creates an opportunity for exchanging ideas, raising awareness, and encouraging collective action for a world with sustainable water resources.

United States

Friday, August 4, 2023

Saturday, August 5, 2023

MODERATOR: Brinley Dai

Brinley Dai, a student at The Experimental High School Attached to BNU, is an accomplished environmental chemist with research in plastic catalysis degradation, Ganges River contaminants, and rainwater purification. She also explores theological and cultural initiatives of environmental actions.


Christina Lee is a rising senior attending The Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University. With a passion for living on islands and immersing herself in nature, she brings a unique perspective to the discussion. Christina is also a national team member for the European Girls’ Olympiad in Informatics, and the Intersection Club president, focusing on promoting female STEM opportunities, showcasing her dedication towards academic excellence and commitment to better the world.

Claire Xu is a rising junior studying at Stanford University. As a sustainable artist and founder of the Climatter Association, she utilizes her artistic abilities to promote environmental sustainability. Claire’s passion lies in exploring the intricate relationship between humans and water, applying technologies such as GIS to monitor statistics. Her dedication to fostering a deeper understanding of water conservation through art makes her a significant contributor to the conversation.

Ashritha Kalakuntla is an exceptional student attending Ed W. Clark High School. She serves as the president of the Youth Climate Action Coalition chapter and is actively involved in the Youth Conservation Council. Ashritha’s role as an environmental researcher provides her with valuable insights into the challenges and solutions related to water conservation. Her dedication to environmental issues makes her a vital voice in the conversation.




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