Water City Bristol is a multi-university research project exploring diverse relationships between people and water in Bristol. The project embraces a wide range of practice-led creative approaches and activations to attempt to delve into the sometimes hidden or overlooked intimate watery connections between the citizens of the city, institutions, infrastructure, the ecological realms and our sense of place and belonging. Four central themes emerged as the anchoring topics for the project. There are: hidden rivers; hidden ecologies; hidden water infrastructure; and hidden tidal connections. Water City Bristol is part of a wider Arts and Humanities (AHRC) Research Council project titled Towards Hydrocitizenship (2014-2017)
Organisations and others who are part of the conversations include: Bristol City Council, the Environment Agency, Wessex Water, Bristol Water, Southville Community Centre, Victoria Park Primary School, My Future My Choice, Windmill Hill City Farm, Letterpress Collective, Friends of the Avon New Cut, Friends of Lamplighters Marsh, The Sustainable Eel Group, NOVA Creative Lab, Rough Glory Films, Desperate Men, M-Shed, Memories of Bedminster and many more.