World Water Envoys Project – Maria
For the IWRA, I had the opportunity to depict the stories of five young people selected to come to the World Water Congress. We chose those so-called World Water Envoys, five young professionals, to showcase the Water Security issues their communities struggle with. By joining the IWRA activities and events, the Association gives them an opportunity to bring solutions back to their community.
This illustration project was based on each of the Envoy’s story, describing their water security problems and the impact they have on their community.
Maria focuses on urban river management, specifically on the recent contamination of a river in Santo Domingo, leading to severe health problems in her neighbourhood, such as dengue fever. She sees education and awareness-raising around waste and water management as a key priority for her community.