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Water - the elixir of life : a new gallery at national science centre, New Delhi

Author: Iyer, Ramdas N.

Keywords: Water
Water quality

Issue Date: 2011-01

Publisher: National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata

Description: Our Earth is unique because it is the only known place in the universe where water exists as a liquid thus enabling life in all its diversity to thrive here. When the human population was small its effect on the planet and its water bodies was also manageable. But over the past century, it has exploded, thus creating an adverse impact both on quality and quantity of potable water: Human impact has resulted in growth of sprawling cities and towns which pollute our rivers with increasing amounts of waste and threaten our water systems as We squander this precious resource. A new Gallery "Water - The Elixir of Life", conceptualized and opened to the public at the National Science Centre, Delhi is aimed at creating awareness about this scarce and all important source of life among the visitors specially the children.
The exhibits in the Gallery aim to cover the entire gamut of water related issues starting from the science of water, water resources. On earth, threat perceptions, conservation methods, importance of water in life and impact of pollution and seemingly innocent cultural practices on our water bodies. It is meant to shock visitors out of their complacency and realize the seriousness of the issue.

Description: Includes bibliographical references.

Source: National Council of Science Museums

Type: Article

Received From: National Council of Science Museums


DC Field Value
dc.contributor.author Iyer, Ramdas N.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-15T07:43:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-15T07:43:56Z
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.description.abstract Our Earth is unique because it is the only known place in the universe where water exists as a liquid thus enabling life in all its diversity to thrive here. When the human population was small its effect on the planet and its water bodies was also manageable. But over the past century, it has exploded, thus creating an adverse impact both on quality and quantity of potable water: Human impact has resulted in growth of sprawling cities and towns which pollute our rivers with increasing amounts of waste and threaten our water systems as We squander this precious resource. A new Gallery "Water - The Elixir of Life", conceptualized and opened to the public at the National Science Centre, Delhi is aimed at creating awareness about this scarce and all important source of life among the visitors specially the children.
The exhibits in the Gallery aim to cover the entire gamut of water related issues starting from the science of water, water resources. On earth, threat perceptions, conservation methods, importance of water in life and impact of pollution and seemingly innocent cultural practices on our water bodies. It is meant to shock visitors out of their complacency and realize the seriousness of the issue.
dc.source National Council of Science Museums
dc.format.extent 49-55p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata
dc.subject Water
Water quality
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.issuenumber 1
dc.format.medium text
DC Field Value
dc.contributor.author Iyer, Ramdas N.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-15T07:43:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-15T07:43:56Z
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.description.abstract Our Earth is unique because it is the only known place in the universe where water exists as a liquid thus enabling life in all its diversity to thrive here. When the human population was small its effect on the planet and its water bodies was also manageable. But over the past century, it has exploded, thus creating an adverse impact both on quality and quantity of potable water: Human impact has resulted in growth of sprawling cities and towns which pollute our rivers with increasing amounts of waste and threaten our water systems as We squander this precious resource. A new Gallery "Water - The Elixir of Life", conceptualized and opened to the public at the National Science Centre, Delhi is aimed at creating awareness about this scarce and all important source of life among the visitors specially the children.
The exhibits in the Gallery aim to cover the entire gamut of water related issues starting from the science of water, water resources. On earth, threat perceptions, conservation methods, importance of water in life and impact of pollution and seemingly innocent cultural practices on our water bodies. It is meant to shock visitors out of their complacency and realize the seriousness of the issue.
dc.source National Council of Science Museums
dc.format.extent 49-55p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata
dc.subject Water
Water quality
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.issuenumber 1
dc.format.medium text