The Clean Water Here Global Photography Exhibit will open at The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) in McAllen, TX. The exhibit opens October 20th and features 13 photographs that document the world’s complex water challenges, specifically focusing on issues surrounding safe drinking water.
The exhibit first debuted at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on UN World Water Day, March 22, 2018 in support of the Water Action Decade and promoted the idea that access to safe drinking water and sanitation are human rights – central to all people everywhere. The exhibit has since had showings in Ontario, Montreal, and Paris.
“Safe drinking water is critical to ending poverty, but it is a huge challenge,” said Lani Dolifka, the creator of Clean Water Here. “We want people to get a better understanding of the challenges so they can become agents of change in their own communities.”
“The Clean Water Here Global Photography exhibit will terrifically enhance our mission, and provide an excellent intersection of art and science, for delivering compelling messages revolving around water conservation and sustainability” said Serena Pandos, President & Executive Director at IMAS. “We’re very grateful for this.”
In addition to the global photography exhibit, Clean Water Here launched a social media campaign which drew the attention of over 750 million people, including celebrity supporters such as Pitbull, Pink, Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, Seal, Kesha, Avril Levine, Andra Day, Ryan Seacrest, and others.
World-renowned photographers Martin Schoeller, Kristen Ashburn and Robert Clark selected photos for the exhibit.
Clean Water Here
Clean Water Here’s mission is to improve the world’s access to sustainable safe drinking water by raising awareness, supporting research & education, and advocating for under-served communities in the US and abroad. Research indicates risks associated with contaminants, infrastructure, and universal and equitable access.
The International Museum of Art & Science
Since its inception, for over 50 years, the International Museum of Art has been committed to promoting education and awareness on water conservation. We currently engage about 70,000 visitors annually, offering interactive hands-on exhibitions, educational programs and cultural events involving global and local water conservation efforts. Nearly half of these visitors are children.
UN World Water Day
World Water Day has been observed since 1993 when the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22 as the annual “World Day for Water.” Coordinated by UN Water in support of the 193 member nations of the UN, this day is devoted to implementing recommendations and promoting concrete activities within their countries regarding the world’s water resources. In addition to the UN member states, a number of NGOs promoting clean water leverage World Water Day as a time to focus public attention on the critical water issues facing the world. For more information visit www.worldwaterday.org