Drinks and Groundwater Photo Book Launch

The importance of groundwater cannot be overstated. And while many people live in groundwater depleted regions, it is very difficult to show this problem to a wider audience. The fact is, that this resource is confined to the underground, and as such invisible to people. As a result, the real challenge to a photographer or journalist – indeed to all of us in the water sector – is then how to present it.

Water Science Policy wants to change that. As a non-profit platform for multilingual, open-access journalism and science-communication, they decided to do their part and launched a Groundwater Photostory Competition.

This is part of their mission to make water content freely accessible to everyone – using as many languages and mediums as possible. And visual storytelling is one of the most impactful ways to truly connect with others and bring faraway problems to people’s hearts, break down scientific problems and make the unseen seen.

The Photo Book covers 16 photostories and features forewords from leading groundwater researchers from the University of Oxford, University of Glasgow and the Stockholm International Water Institute. The book launch will take place in the University of Oxford, at the Lecture Theatre, School of Geography and the Environment. The contributing authors will speak about the different themes (Accessibility, Contamination, and Overextraction) and the two co-founders will present some of the enchanting photo stories from the book. Drinks (wine, beer, water) and food (cheese and snacks) will be provided for mix and mingle after the event.

Event Type: Hybrid Meeting

Time: 16:00 – 18:00 BST

Venue: Lecture Theatre, School of Geography and the Environment

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Session Outline

00:00 – 00:10         Mingle & Drinks

00:10 – 00:20         Opening & Keynote (x10 minutes)

  • Prof Rob Hope, University of Oxford

00:20 – 00:60         Launch of the book (x10 mins)

  • Silvia Cardascia & Christian Fischer, WSP
    Theme 1: Accessability (x10 mins)
  • TBC
    Theme 2: Contamination (x10 mins)
  • Nameerah Khan & Prof Katrina Charles, University of Oxford
    Theme 3: Overextraction (x10 mins)
  • Jenny Grönwall, Stockholm International Water Institute

00:60 – 00: 85        Panel / Q&A

00:85 – 00:90         Closing

  •  Michela Miletto, UNESCO WWAP (TBC)

This event is co-hosted by the Water Science Policy and the Oxford Water Network 


Oct 06 2022


16:00 - 18:00

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Lecture Theatre, School of Geography and the Environment
South Parks Road, OX1 3QY, Oxford
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