Water and Heritage International Scientific Committee (ISC) Seeks U.S. Working Group Members
The new International Scientific Committee for Water and Heritage (ISC Water) seeks to increase awareness about the significance of hydraulic heritage for current and future water management challenges including climate change. The United Nations’ Water Action Decade Mid-Term Review (March 22-24, 2023) will be an excellent opportunity to deliver this message.
ISC Water seeks expressions of interest from US/ICOMOS members to join a working group to organize a side event. ISC Water envisions the following goals: (a) advance inter-disciplinarity between water management and heritage professionals; (b) present opportunities for religious and spiritual leaders to share their wisdom regarding material, conceptual and spiritual dimensions of water heritage; (c) promote stewardship and the importance of water related cultural heritage in the UN Valuing Water Framework; and (d) organize field visits to local sites. If interested, please contact waterheritageusicomos [at] gmail.com.
Learn more here:
2023 UN Conference on the Water Action Decade: https://sdgs.un.org/2023-un-conference-water-action-decade
ISC Water and Heritage: https://www.icomos.org/en/member-area/64180-water-heritage-questionnaire-on-development-of-international-scientific-committee-mission-statement-and-statement-of-significance-for-water-as-cultural-heritage
Image: Sir Diederik Six and Henk van Schaik, founders of ISC Water, publicize the connection between water and heritage at the 2015 World Water Forum in Seoul, Korea.