Updated 26/11/20

The water issue is one of the 21st century’s greatest challenges. Abundant but unequally distributed on Earth, this resource is today threatened by climate change and the dangers of overuse. Improving access to water, which is still suffering from glaring disparities, is one of the Millennium Development Goals.

From Lake Chad to the Mekong, from the Mediterranean basin to the valleys of the Andes, the exhibition Water at the Heart of Science presents some of the major projects in French water research. Richly illustrated and educational, it gives more insight into the key role that research has to play in the sustainable management of water as a vital, indispensable resource for development.

Water at the Heart of Science has been organised by IRD and CCSTI (Industrial, Technical and Scientific Culture Centre) of the Centre region, with support from the Institut Français. Scientific partnership: Cirad, CNRS, IRD, Irstea, University of Montpellier 2, AgroParisTech and Mines ParisTech.

The exhibition can be accompanied by films

Contact: exposition@ird.fr

Technical description of the panels

  • Format: 24 panels 100 x 200 cm
  • Available in french, english, spanish and portuguese