IMAS photo exhibit highlights ‘world’s complex water challenges’

The International Museum of Art & Science is hosting the “Clean Water Here Global Photography Exhibit,” which opened Oct. 20.

The exhibition is comprised of 13 photographs and educational content highlighting “the world’s complex water challenges, specifically focusing on issues surrounding safe drinking water,” according to a news release.

“Clean Water Here” originally debuted at the United Nations headquarters in New York during UN World Water Day on March 22, 2018.

“Safe drinking water is critical to ending poverty, but it is a huge challenge,” said the project creator Lani Dolifka in the release. “We want people to get a better understanding of the challenges, so they can become agents of change in their own communities.”

IMAS President & Executive Director, Serena Pandos said the museum’s mission is to increase awareness of critical issues, such as water security.

“In partnership with the McAllen Public Utility, water conservation education and reuse have remained an important part of our educational and exhibition program offerings,” Pandos said in the release. “Water is one of our most precious natural resources.

“This exhibit uses the arts to drive home the important learning concepts evolving around sustainability.”