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Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center is New Member in the Water Museum Global Network

Prelude to the March 2023 UN Water Conference in New York City  — 2 days of programs at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center in partnership with Delft University of Technology and UNESCO Chair for for Water, Ports and Historic Cities. Above: Carola Hein UNESCO Chair  Water, Ports and Historic Cities  (left) and Karl M. Wantzen, UNESCO Chair, River Culture (right)  

The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center is now an official 2024 member of the Global Water Museum Network (WAMU-NET), a flagship initiative of UNESCO-IHP (Intergovernmental Hydrological Program).  The goal of WAMU-NET is to promote a “new culture of water”, re-connecting individuals with all forms of water heritage by highlighting the natural, social, cultural, artistic and spiritual dimensions linked to water.  The Network includes nearly 100 sites that span all continents and features places such as the Aqueduct Museum (Cuba), Living Waters Museum (India) and the Yellow River Museum (China)  and the Historical Wastewater Treatment Plant (Czech Republic). 

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New Course Offering for Water Management Specialists

Delft University of Technology  and UNESCO Chair for Water, Ports and Historic Cities is launching a new Online Course 

This innovative course offers a unique approach for water management specialists who want to think outside the box and move towards designing long-lasting, resilient and sustainable water systems. Explore successes and failures of water systems of the past and learn from case studies brought to the course by participants. This course takes less than 6 weeks and will start on the 29th of May.

Water System Design: Learning from the Past for Resilient Water Futures

Fee-based course: 626 Euros ($680 US). Registration is open until May 22nd.

Group discounts are available for 6 or more who register at the same time.