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Lauren Enright

FOUNDER & CEO
Lauren’s diverse background in climate security, corporate risk management, sales strategies and water risks are what form Axiom Climate’s foundation. She has worked alongside intelligence agencies, law enforcement, farmers, CEO’s, and academic institutions such as Columbia Climate School, Stanford University and the Center for Climate and Security. She is a certified professional consultant through the Alliance of Water Stewardship, trained Executive Protection, rock climber, professional ski instructor and part of the Coast Guard Reserves.

My Story

 

Axiom Climate cares about the intersection of ice & water through the process of connecting innovative water technologies to clients. We creatively communicate that climate risks are water risks by adding brand value through retail and experiences. We aim to solve problems, deliver value, and heal watersheds by reciprocal giving to the Earth.

I was 26 years old when I landed in Dubai. I felt like I was stepping into the future or another world or somewhere in between. The air was moist, sopping humidity I walked around the city in. I felt lost amidst the confusing highways, newly built high rises and malls where I would walk at night to get exercise.

The rich investments of oil brought Dubai to its full fruition in a matter of 20 years. It was in desert where I came to realize how I value water. Water comes down to survival. Water is the source of life and it takes life too. One of the many leisure activities in Dubai is to lay out by the pool. Many regional foreigners travel to Dubai for relaxation. My apartment complex’ pool is where I found solace in 115 F heat and where I befriended a mom who would sit poolside looking after her two children while they swam. Over time, we shared about our personal journeys and what led us to Dubai. She grew up in Damascus, Syria and told me stories of her childhood memories playing cards and driving around Damascus with President Bashar al-Assad and their friends. She described the hierarchy of wealth she and Assad lived in and the privileges they had. All of it felt secretive and alarming to me why she was in Dubai. And that’s when she took out her phone and showed me video clips and photos of her home in Damascus with bombings and fires blazing while her children were swimming in their pool. She said, we needed to leave because we felt our lives were in jeopardy and the hospital they owned in Damascus was being taken over by Assad’s people. Not only were we in danger, Assad was taking control of the drinking water supply in Damascus, both by contaminating it and cutting it off. I became awakened by this story. Later that afternoon, I walked into private ladies steam room with tears in my eyes to find a Muslim woman sitting down with a burkini on. I wept with compassion over the story I had just heard about water inside the steam room. I hoped my tears would be invisible to the woman, but she just knew how I felt. I’ll never forget her eyes looking at me with such comfort as if to say I know your pain, this land is full of suffering and needs to be healed. Water was all around me in steam and it was renewing me. Water became a silent diplomacy in my mind, a medium and resource two people could share if they spoke two different languages, no words were needed to describe themselves, just the offering of water. Water is that lowest common denominator between humans and creates such bonds between people, societies, explorations to outer space. It was then that I wanted to dedicate my life to understanding the complexities and value of water.

 

I built Axiom Climate because I believe the changing climate is a story about water. We have no control over when, where or how rain will fall. This part of the story is out of our hands. What is in our hands is protecting and valuing water. Axiom Climate cares about the water we drink. We get sick off lead, toxins and chemicals in water though we survive and thrive off of clean water. Our survival is dependent upon quality drinking water. The quality of drinking water differs from community to community. What if we looked at our quality of water with the same urgency as we look at our bank account and the stock market.