Water

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Water: Refreshment or
Responsibility?
International Year of Chemistry 2011: Art Exhibition
Water & Art?
 How do you think of
water?
 Plentiful
 Fresh
 Safe
 How do African students
think of water?
 Scarce
 Dirty
 Heavy to carry
Could you represent your
thoughts of water in a
picture?
Where to Start…Water & Chemistry
What we usually think of …
And hopefully…
But what about……
What could be in the water that
you drink?
 Micro-organisms
 Bacteria
 Traces of iron, arsenic or
phosphorous
 Europe: 120 million people do
not have access to safe
drinking-water
 Africa: 341 million have no
access to clean drinking water
Obtaining Water
 How do you obtain water?
Ethiopia:
15 litres
per person
per day
 Do you measure the amount of
water you use?
 Should water be free or should
water be managed?
UK: 149
litres per
person
per day
Have you thought about the
problems water can cause?
Back to Water & Art….
 We want you to submit paintings, drawings, collages
or photographs
 Entrants should be 11-15 years old
Closing date is 23rd February 2011
Entries will also be submitted from Europe and Africa
to see how students view water differently
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