Water City Bristol is the name of the Bristol part of a wider Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded project called Towards Hydrocitizenship www.hydrocitizenship.com
In Bristol, the project activators include academics from the University of the West of England, Bristol University and Bath Spa University, creative professionals and community-links facilitators.
Our aims in Bristol are to connect with existing organisations, groups and individuals with an interest in water relationships, either through involvement with waterways, the Floating Harbour and the 'tidescapes' of Bristol. In addition we are interested in thinking more broadly about water relationships in the city through considering access to water (for recreation and drinking-water supply); sewerage and water provision; and hidden watercourses, histories and futures of water in the city. Through embracing creative approaches, we hope to explore and expand upon the knowledges about water relationships in the city.
There are a number of ways for people to get involved with WaterCityBristol and Towards Hydrocitizenship. The latter has an Online Community. This is a space where anyone with an interest can share thoughts, provocations, ideas, media etc.
Various participatory events will run throughout the project. Information about these can be accessed on the Events page. If there is an event you would like to tell us about or an enquiry about the project, please email Katherine12.Jones@uwe.ac.uk and we'll add this to the list. We look forward to hearing from you!