The Water Rooms, an inspirational journey into the world of water

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The United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (UN WWAP) of UNESCO and the Italian Ministry of Environment, together with Unilever and in partnership with Itaipu Binacional and Edison Spa, inaugurated the initiative: The Water Rooms: a journey to discover, understand and change. The event took place at the Universal Exposition in Milan, on Monday, 21 September at 6.30pm, in the Auditorium of the Italian Pavilion.The Water Rooms comprises five short animated films, five monologues and an informative web portal. The project illustrates the complex interconnections between water, food, energy and the environment in easily understandable terms while taking the audience on a journey that starts from the hydrological cycle leading up to critical reflections on the issues that are turning the quest for water into a security concern and to considerations about our ability and willingness to live sustainably.The Water Rooms builds on the findings of the United Nations World Water Development Report...

The United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (UN WWAP) of UNESCO and the Italian Ministry of Environment, together with Unilever and in partnership with Itaipu Binacional and Edison Spa, inaugurated the initiative: The Water Rooms: a journey to discover, understand and change.

The event took place at the Universal Exposition in Milan, on Monday, 21 September at 6.30pm, in the Auditorium of the Italian Pavilion.

The Water Rooms comprises five short animated films, five monologues and an informative web portal. The project illustrates the complex interconnections between water, food, energy and the environment in easily understandable terms while taking the audience on a journey that starts from the hydrological cycle leading up to critical reflections on the issues that are turning the quest for water into a security concern and to considerations about our ability and willingness to live sustainably.

The Water Rooms builds on the findings of the United Nations World Water Development Report 2015, Water for a Sustainable World, and on the scientific inputs from more than 60 Organizations and international experts. Internationally renowned authors and artists give life to the project: Vandana Shiva, Tony Allan, Marco Paolini, Studio Bozzetto and Steve Cutts, to name but a few.

The event is organized in the framework of the celebrations marking UNESCO’s 70th and International Day of Peace. It also contributes to the official UN-EXPO “Zero Hunger Challenge” call for action.

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Watch the interviews to the experts

Follow @UNWWAP and #water4peace for more information on the project.