About In the Age of Post-Drought
Water scarcity brings with it new and complex challenges. Without water, much of life on earth is simply not possible. The damage caused by water scarcity is already visible in nature and in life in general; many species of plants and animals perish while biotopes become impoverished. The World Economic Forum has stated that water scarcity is the main threat to global development and, according to the World Resources Institute, 37 countries are facing instability in their freshwater supply. For both man and nature, water availability is no longer a given in the face of population growth, rising living standards and climate change. The water cycle is formed by a series of interconnected natural processes that are embodied in different forms: clouds, plants, trees, groundwater, lake and sea water play a role in this cycle, from distribution to consumption. Agriculture, industry, mobility, sanitation, waste generation - the sum of human activities disrupt and degrade the water cycle. In the Age of Post-Drought explores how modest or ambitious design projects, artistic, (bio)technological or hybrid methods can contribute to research on water issues. It is analyzed from the point of view of scarcity, pollution, floods and desertification.
CID Grand-Hornu, Belgium