Children draw their feelings about future of water

Child's Drawing of the Science of Water

“The Science of Water Art: A Citizen Science Project”—a collaborative research project that brings together professionals, community members, college students, and children to think about the role that water plays in each of our lives—will be on display Sept. 1-30 at ASU’s Deer Valley Rock Art Center.

The project is part of a larger global ethnohydrology study led by three Sustainability Scientists—Amber Wutich, Alexandra Brewis Slade, and Paul Westerhoff—along with two researchers outside the university. The study is starting its fifth year with a look at the role of water, climate change, and health in several communities worldwide. The study is sponsored by ASU's School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC).

The art facet of this study allows for a look into how climate change and water insecurity are viewed by younger generations, and gives a voice to children so that they may share their outlooks on this vital resource.

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