E-launch and webinar for the digital exhibition The Water We Want June 18th

We are pleased to announce that the digital exhibition of the 1styouth contest The Water We Wantwhich features 102 entries among drawings, videos and photos submitted by schools from all the world, will be launched during a webinar on June 18th.
The webinar starting at 10 am CET (Paris, Rome, Amsterdam) will discuss the messages elaborated by students to narrate our rich and unique water heritage with a number of distinguished speakers representing UNESCO-IHP, UNESCO Beijing Office, and the Global Network of Water Museums.

The youth contest The Water We Want was launched by the Global Network of Water Museums in October 2019 to explore our rich and multifaceted water heritage from the perspective of young people and provide visibility to new messages which convey the necessity to promote a new water culture and more sustainable water uses on a global scale.

From June onwards, all messages elaborated by the young participants through their artworks will be at the centre of a communication campaign on social media which will run until December 2020.

Introduction by:
Eriberto EULISSE (Executive Director of the Global Network of Water Museums) and Lucrezia GIGANTE (Communication Team of the Global Network of Water Museums)

Confirmed speakers:
1. Youssef FILALI-MEKNASSI (UNESCO Director, Division of Water Sciences, Secretary of the Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme – IHP)
2. Marielza OLIVEIRA (Director of UNESCO Beijing Cluster Office)
3. Emilie BROEK (Netherlands National IHP-HWRP Committee)
4. Zirong ZHANG (Director of the National Water Museum of China, Hangzhou)
5. Xiaowen ZHANG (Deputy Director of the Changjiang Civilization Museum / Natural History Museum, Wuhan)
6. Michael SCOULLOS (Chairman of MIO-ECSDE, UNESCO Chair at the University of Athens, Greece)
Open debate (Q&A session with participants)

Date: June 18th
Duration: approximately 75 minutes
Time: 10am CET (Paris-Amsterdam-Rome time) / 4pm (Beijing time)

Please register to the webinar by sending an email to info@watermuseums.net. Registered participants will receive a link to the webinar before its start. 

If you missed the webinar, you can find the recording here.

The Digital Exhibition and the related communication campaign on social media which will run until December 2020 are supported by the UNESCO Beijing Office (China) representing the Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP) for the People’s Republic of China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea.