Water’s The Point

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Watercolours, rinsing brushes, mixing paints and sculpting clay — water is a crucial part of an artist’s work. This is why WITP are proud to partner with and promote UN Water’s efforts on World Water Day.

Today, 22 March, we are adding our voices to support the UN’s goal of providing safe water and sanitation for everyone by 2030. And while our bit may just be a splash in the ocean, we are confident that ‘Every Drop Counts’. Our art exhibition at TOTO UK’s concept gallery features 27 works around UN Water’s 2017 theme, ‘wastewater’, and explores how artists and the world interact with water.

About ‘Every Drop Counts’

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Led by WITP member artist Catherine Fenton and curated by WITP founder and artist Kate Enters, ‘Every Drop Counts’ brings 27 international artists together to think critically and create around the World Water Day theme ‘wastewater’ and the title, ‘Every Drop Counts’. UN Water, WaterAid and Thames Water UK support this exhibition, held 21-30 March at TOTO Concept Gallery (140-142 St John St, London EC1V 4UA).

Additionally, WITP organised educational workshops:

18 & 19 March
10.30 – 16.00
Wetland Centre, Barnes – www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/london
for adults and children
See photos from this event on our Instagram page

25 March
14.30 – 17.30
Unicorn Theatre, Tooley Street – www.unicorntheatre.com/whatson
for children.

About World Water Day

Information below is from www.worldwaterday.org

Why wastewater?

Globally, the vast majority of all the wastewater from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows back to nature without being treated or reused – polluting the environment, and losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials.

Instead of wasting wastewater, we need to reduce and reuse it. In our homes, we can reuse greywater on our gardens and plots. In our cities, we can treat and reuse wastewater for green spaces. In industry and agriculture, we can treat and recycle discharge for things like cooling systems and irrigation.

By exploiting this valuable resource, we will make the water cycle work better for every living thing. And we will help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 6 target to halve the proportion of untreated wastewater and increase water recycling and safe reuse.

Cover image by Sue Patient