The latest ICE public exhibition, “Water: From Source to Tap”, opened on 22 March – World Water Day.
The exhibition covers all aspects of water engineering, from clean water and sanitation to flood prevention to hydropower.
Following the success of the ICE’s previous Invisible Superheroes exhibition, the new exhibition reimagines real-life engineers as their cartoon superhero alter-egos, highlighting how they transform people’s lives.
One of the main exhibits celebrates Victorian sewerage engineer Bazalgette’s pioneering work in creating the London sewer system. This year is the 200th anniversary of his birth.
The exhibition aims to inspire children and young people to consider civil engineering careers by sharing the stories of individual engineers and examples of water-related projects across the globe,.
Ayo Sokale, a graduate civil engineer who works in flooding and coastal risk management appears in the exhibition as Eco Angel.
She said: “Our profession is responsible for creating solutions to humanity’s major challenges, which are growing due to climate change and a rising population. Therefore, we need a diverse range of people with different experiences and ways of thinking to help formulate the answers.
“By showcasing the wealth of different roles and the difference they make to society, we can demonstrate how rewarding and creative a career in civil engineering can be.”
The exhibition is part of the ICE’s water knowledge programme, which aims to raise awareness of water sector issues and equip engineering professionals with the knowledge they need.
- More information here. The exhibition runs until February 2020, weekdays 10am to 5pm, excluding bank holidays. It is at the Infrastructure Learning Hub at One Great George Street.