The Traveling WATER-MINING Exhibition Docks in Cyprus

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The Traveling WATER-MINING Exhibition Docks in Cyprus

The WATER-MINING exhibition has arrived in Limassol, Cyprus. Here, visitors are invited?to experience the transformation of wastewater into versatile materials like Kaumera, which can be used in jewelry, ceramics, and more and to discover innovative practices like using filtered rainwater for cattle and solar-powered water purification. ?

Visitors can also explore real-scale demonstrations across Europe, including Cyprus, which are addressing water scarcity through sustainable solutions and engaging with ethical considerations in water desalination through an insightful audio tour. ?

The exhibition is placed on a large carpet featuring an illustration of a map of Europe. A series of elements closely related to the technological innovations of the WATER-MINING Project are displayed on this map to represent the real-scale demonstrations taking place in the respective countries. ?

The WATER-MINING exhibition was developed by NEMO Science Museum in collaboration with Ecsite and its members SciCo and Parque de las Ciencias, as well as partners of the WATER-MINING consortium. It will remain at the Water Museum in Limassol until the end of March 2024.??

The Water Museum in Limassol is a first-of-its-kind “Water Museum and Centre for Water Awareness Development”.?It is part of the Water Board of Limassol, and it consists of the recently restored Water Pumping Station (the so called ?Water Machine?) and a new modern construction. The Old Water Pumping Station is now a listed building. The Cyprus Department of Antiquities has donated a number of important archaeological exhibits, such as rare objects and instruments used for pumping, recording consumption, and quality testing. The different topics are supported by rich photographic material and a short film on the importance of water for Limassol, Cyprus, and the wider world.

Since 2020, the WATER-MINING Project, a collaborative effort involving 38 institutions across 12 European countries, has been dedicated to combating the prevailing water crisis.?

Led by TU DELFT, this initiative focuses on pioneering technological solutions for sustainable resource management. Through six large-scale demonstrations, the project is at the forefront of advancing intelligent water management systems, promoting circular economy principles, and fostering a sustainable society.?

Check the exhibition videos below.