After an important waterway was sabotaged by protesters to press demands for better treatment for their caste, New Delhi has been it with a major water crisis causing five million inhabitants to run out of safe water. This new event occurring couple weeks before the WORLD WATER DAY, reminds us that one person in five in the world has no access to safe drinking water. Safe drinking water is a problem for nearly 1 billion people. The majority counts women and young girls located in the developing world that must walk an average of 6 kilometers each day to collect often contaminated water for their families.
American photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz has travelled to eight countries for his long-term photographic project on water and is showcasing next to the London Bridge at the London Riverside and exhibition facing the global water crisis in pictures. Water Stories, his first UK solo exhibition, include nearly 70 large-scale photographs and previously unexhibited images from Brazil and Nigeria. The open-air exhibition started in March 22nd 2016 to mark the UN World Water Day in collaboration with the HSBC Water Programme, a partnership between HSBC, Earthwatch, WaterAid and WWF.
Visits the exhibition by nights. The narrative, the lights and the landscape with the London bridge will make you feel like you ran away from the city.
The global water crisis in pictures
The Scoop, More London Riverside, London SE1 2AA
22 March – 10 April 2016