Photobook Making Groundwater Visible
A book with heart-touching stories, photographs and illustrations telling the invisible cultural and economic relationship of several communities around the planet with groundwater.
To inspire society to pay attention to groundwater
To stir debates about groundwater with the same intensity as surface water
To strengthen the agenda “Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible” chosen by the United Nations for the 2022 World Water Day
To divulge the GW-Project and IAS initiatives respecting the public diversity and accessibility of the content of the products and material produced by this project
Coordinators: Everton de Oliveira and John Cherry
By the way, why groundwater?
Groundwater represents 99% of the total liquid freshwater on Earth.
Groundwater is the direct drinking source of about 50% of all the people on the planet.
Approximately 70 % of global food production relies on groundwater! Every person on the planet is bound to eat groundwater irrigated food.
Due to water scarcity, in India on average 46 farmers commit suicide per day, groundwater is their main water source.
Land subsidence (sinking) due to excessive water exploitation may affect 1.6 billion people until 2040 (Wired Magazine, 2021; Science, 2021).
Texts, photo images and illustrations picturing the invisible relation of communities with groundwater.
Short videos with stories of people and groundwater.
Photo exposition of communities and their invisible relation with groundwater.
Before, during and after the launch of the book.