Women and Water

The project recognized that we are at a global water crisis and seeks to present the predicaments and creative interventions.

The Women and Water Rights (WWR) 2010 addressed the precarious state of the world's fresh water supply and global need for gender mainstreaming in water management. Through an art exhibition and related programs, WWR underscored the message that water access is a universal human right.

For more information visit: www.womenandwater.net

Climate change: Kenya Bewop project

Liz Dodson made a donation to the Bewop project in Kenya, that works on boosting effectiveness of Water Operators’ partnerships. Her granddaughter, Paige Brenner, was involved with the project during the summer of 2018. These images are from her brief time there in this area suffering the effects of climate change.

Early days of WWR

Since the early days of planning for the WWR Exhibition there was always the idea that it would not end after the 2010 exhibition at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery. Extending the life of the WWR Art Exhibition and bringing it's message to new audiences is still our primary objective.


Guidelines for WWR Exhibitions

Create a multi-faceted conceptualization of the central role women have played, are playing and must play in the preservation for all living beings of the world's fresh water supply. 

The WWR exhibitions work by national and international artists who are investigating water rights as subject and material in their work, using new technologies as well as traditional media.  It features an invitational and juried exhibition of artwork from artists residing in the five states that form the basin of the Upper Mississippi and an international call for video work. In addition, an international mail art exhibition of adult and student locally and globally resulting from a worldwide call is in the adjacent Quarter Gallery in the Department of Art.