Smithsonian Exhibit “H2O Today” Opens at Texas A&M Galveston

"H2O Today" is a new Smithsonian exhibition that opened Wednesday, November 8 at Texas A&M University at Galveston.  A reception honoring Senator A.R. “Babe” Schwartz of Galveston, who was unable to attend in person, was held with the former senator speaking via phone.  Senator Schwartz generously helped bring this exciting exhibit to the university’s Jack Williams Library.  The exhibit will remain in the library for the next two years.
It dives into what it means to live on a planet where 71 percent of the surface is covered in water, yet less than 3 percent is drinkable.  It explores the science of water from the hydrological cycle, weather and climate to its physical power as an architect and sculptor of landscape.

The exhibit examines the diversity and challenges of global water sources and promotes conversation, creativity and innovation through art, science and technology.  It highlights its criticality in daily life worldwide through water power, industry, agriculture and home use.  Visitors will learn the affects climate change, population growth and pollution have on the water cycle and weather patterns as well as the creative ways people around the world are tackling the challenges of water shortages and pollution.