Water stories: The global water crisis in pictures


International RiverFoundation is proud to support the Water Stories exhibition, which will visit South Bank, Brisbane, during the 2017 International Riversymposium. The exhibition will be displayed from 15 to 26 September, at the Clem Jones Promenade lower boardwalk, South Bank, Brisbane (right on the river).

The exhibition features large-scale photography with images and stories from six countries, across four continents. A free guided tour for Riversymposium delegates will take place at lunch time on Tuesday 19th September – all delegates are invited!

About the exhibition

Since 2011, American photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz has travelled the world for his long-term photographic project on water.

His powerful images display the ebb and flow of this vulnerable resource through the global water crisis and its effect on people, communities and landscapes around the world.

Prior to visiting Brisbane, the exhibition was first shown in Stockholm in August 2015, and has since travelled to London, Hong Kong, New York and Vancouver before arriving in Australia. The stories demonstrate how better management and protection of water sources can strengthen communities, and underpin development.

The project is a collaboration with Earthwatch, WaterAid and WWF, and is supported by the HSBC Water Programme.

Water is borderless and transcendent, affecting our health and that of our planet while binding us emotionally to the places in which we exist…We are a part of something large and cyclic and it is important to remember that we are, as a species, not the centre of it all.”
– Mustafah Abdulaziz, Photographer

Date and time: A free guided tour for Riversymposium delegates will take place on Tuesday 19th September, 12.15pm-1.15pm (a takeaway style lunch will be provided to eat outdoors).

Meeting point: Foyer, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Grey St South Brisbane


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