After its official launch on March 22 at the headquarters of United Nations in New York, the exhibition ‘Walk of Water: An Intergenerational Journey’ (WoW) will move now to Washington DC and then in the late spring to the European Commission in Brussels and other cities in Europe.
The WoW is a clear example of how science, culture and arts can be used to share intergenerational messages regarding the state of the world’s water. Its structure is aimed at exhibiting past, present and future perspectives of global freshwaters management and heritage.
The exhibition is also framed in a way to point to the challenges of freshwater management and governance across different geographical regions and generations, as well as to the farsighted solutions which are achievable through enhanced partnerships and cooperation.
Through a sequence of 60+ evocative images divided into past, present, and future sections, the WoW offers a unique opportunity to highlight different perspectives of water across generations and to reinforce the current discourse on water action for more farsighted water uses based on ancient water cultures.
The WoW is supported by the Arts Coalition for Water and developed by UNESCO WWAP (World Water Assessment Programme), the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, UNESCO-IHP, the Global Network of Water Museums, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Water Science Policy, among other partners.
[in the picture: the UNESCO Deputy Director General, Mr. Xing Qu, visits the exhibition ‘The Walk of Water’ during its opening on 22 March 2023 at the United Nations (New York) accompanied by Chen Yongming and Yumei Lily (National Water Museum of China, Hangzhou) and Eriberto Eulisse (WAMU-NET)].