MORGANTOWN — WVU is examining the most essential element to the human race: Water.
On display now in the WVU Downtown Campus Library, “WATER: A Cross Disciplinary Exhibit Exploring the Significance, Power and Play of Life’s Critical Resource” takes a look at how H2O plays a role in all of our lives, from recreation to consumption to scarcity. The exhibit will be at the library throughout the academic year.
“We are thrilled to bring together such a diverse group of talented people each with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in their respective fields as we push off into this year-long trek to learn about and better understand the myriad issues that surround water,” said Sally Deskins, exhibits and programs coordinator for WVU Libraries.
The exhibit is located on the main floor of the library and extends up the staircase and into the atrium area.
More than 20 people contributed to the exhibit, with individual displays dedicated to environment, adventure and impact.
“When people first see the kayak, paddle board and whitewater-theme murals in the main stairwell, we hope it raises their interest in joining us on this adventure,” Deskins said.
Collaborators include Adventure WV; College of Business and Economics; Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design; Reed College of Media; Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources; WVU College of Law; Department of English; Department of Geology and Geography; Division of Forestry and Natural Resources; West Virginia and Regional History Center; WVU Institute of Water Security and Science; Environmental Health and Safety at WVU; West Virginia Land Trust; West Virginia Water Research Institute; West Virginia Humanities Council; West Virginia Watercolor Society; and Friends of Deckers Creek.