Wye Valley River Festival 2016 - Page 23

The “Hydrocitizens” project addresses and creatively explores people’s connections to water, to each other and nature through water in systems, places and landscapes. It is an Arts and Humanities Research Council Connected Communities Project involving eight UK universities and community and artistic partners in fours case study areas, including Bristol and mid-Wales. Water connects us to each other, to nature and our environment. It encourages people to see local places, neighbourhoods and landscapes in new ways. It also helps raise important ecological and environmental issues and how we face them. Your sense of self, family, place, culture (and even nation) are made of a complicated weave of stories. Modern society rarely lets nature and water into those stories, unless there are drownings, floods or drought. H