The Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, the sponsors of WATERSPIRIT, are also an accredited NGO (non government organization) at the United Nations. WATERSPIRIT’s Director, Suzanne Golas, csjp, is the community’s part time representative at the UN where she concentrates on sustainable development with an emphasis on climate change, and water as it relates to the international scene. WATERSPIRIT has been presented on panels at the UN as an example of a grassroots program in the developed world. Suzanne is presently involved in NGO preparations for the Rio+20 international conference which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June.
This relationship with the United Nations assures that the global connections are included in WATERSPIRIT programs.