The Water We Want – call for contributions!

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The Global Network of Water Museums, in collaboration with the Living Waters Museum (India), is currently seeking entries to its third annual The Water We Want contest.

The competition aims to explore water legacies, both natural and cultural, tangible and intangible, from the perspective of young people, in order to build a more sustainable future.

The Global Network of Water Museums (WAMU-NET) is an initiative that brings together museums around the world that preserve and promote humankind’s connections with water and its natural, cultural, tangible and intangible heritage.

The overall goal of the Global Network is to reach new audiences worldwide in order to foster and communicate new visions for more enlightened water management, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

"The competition is intended to strengthen water sustainability education and water awareness efforts by engaging youth as storytellers and narrators of our liquid futures."

Spokesperson, The Global Network of Water Museums

The contest, which is open to schools, learning institutions - both formal and informal - and civil society organisations worldwide, has two age categories:

Students 6-12 years - primary education
Students 13-18 years - secondary education

All submitted artworks must focus on freshwaters - excluding salt waters and oceans - and issues related to biodiversity, climate change, and water legacies - including natural and cultural, tangible and intangible heritage.

Any school or teacher interested in taking part can:

– Contact any water museum affiliated to the Global Network
– Involve students in educational activities focusing on freshwater-related issues and create original drawings, pictures, and other media
– Submit the artworks by the 22 April 2022 through any water museum affiliated to WAMU-NET


For more information contact any water museum/institution affiliated to WAMU-NET (, or write to: