How we have used and are using water resources is putting monumental stresses on the choices and freedom of future generations. An important topic which must therefore be addressed when discussing water is intergenerational (in)equity.
“The Walk of Water : An Intergenerational Journey” is an example of how art, water and science can be used to share clear messages on the state of the world’s water throughout time and across generations. The exhibition highlights different perspectives of water across past, present and future. Using photographs, written words, drawings and paintings, the WoW offers an opportunity to reflect on past and present uses of water, and examines how this will affect the future and the achievement of the SDGs.
The physical exhibition is located in Corridor 1B at the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York on 22 – 24 March. The exhibition is also online and available here: https://walkofwater.com/
Enter the time warp and discover how human’s relationship with water has evolved throughout time.
Through a thematic journey dedicated to the past, the present and the future of water, a selection of works submitted by all WAMU-NET members in the previous editions of the youth contest The Water We Want and the worldwide exhibition I Remember Water (2022) will be showcased in the exhibition. After New York, the exhibition will be hosted in Washington DC and Brussels. The WoW is the first of a series of events that will engage the partners in the newly formed Arts Coalition for Water.
On the occasion of the 2023 UN Water Conference, the WAMU-NET is contributing to different conferences and roundtables also within the parallel New York Water Week, presenting the project of the WIN (World Inventory of Water Museums and Interpretive Centres) and the commitment of the Global Network to contribute to the Water Action Agenda, which will be the main outcome of the UN 2023 Water Conference. In New York, WAMU-NET will also promote a campaign to increase individual memberships supported by the National Water Museum of China.
The WoW is developed by UNESCO WWAP (World Water Assessment Programme) and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in collaboration with UNESCO-IHP Global Network of Water Museums, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Water Science Policy, and other six partners, and is supported by the Arts Coalition for Water.