SHARING WATER is an ongoing investigative art project at four locations along the European Watershed, focusing on political, ecological and cultural topics connected to water and water treatment.
The selected locations are geological hotspots: at Klepac mountain (CZ/PL), Pass Lunghin (CH), Witenwasserenstock (CH) and the Plateau of Langres (FR) three hydrological basins part, leading the water to three different seas. In their surroundings rise the sources of various major rivers, ruling its water household, shaping its geography, economical and cultural landscape.
Regina Hügli (project initiator + photographer) and Mathias Plüss (journalist) visit these four hotspots and their regional neighbourhood for several days in summer 2019 and 2020, hiking, meeting people and collecting material for a publication and touring exhibition in 2021, reconnecting the four regions and exchanging results of the investigation. Key questions are the conflicts of interest regarding water usage, management and water quality that rise from collisions of economical, ecological and sociological points of view, increasing demand and effects of climate change.
The project is financially supported by the Swiss Confederation, Amt für Kultur, Kanton Uri and Dätwyler Foundation.