Water protection issues discussed in Baku [UPDATE]

6 May 2021 13:36 (UTC+04:00)

By Laman Ismayilova

Without water, life as we know it would not exist. Polluted water and soil represent a serious threat to humanity. Thus, water-related issues are important to environmental agendas. 

YARAT Contemporary Art Space has hosted another lecture as part of "Kura II" aimed at water protection.

At the event, children were informed about rational water use and the problems of the Kura River. The lecture was accompanied by a video slideshow, Trend Life reported.

Sona Guliyeva, the regional communications manager of the Kura II project, provided insight  into issues of rational water use.

The event was followed by concert, which brought together studets of the Bulbul Music School, Fikrat Amirov School of Arts No. 6, Music School No. 22 named after Niyazi.

The water protection issues have been also discussed at Baku Book Center with students of  lyceum No 20 named after Arif Huseynzade.

After the lecture, the project participants enjoyed perforance of young talents, students of Fikrat Amirov  School of Arts No. 6.

Notably, the water park has recently opened at Gala State Historical and Ethnographic Reserve as part of the project. 

The park was laid at the initiative of the Icherisheher State Historical and Architectural Reserve, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, Arts Council Azerbaijan, as well as the "Kura II" project of the UN Development Program (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

The opening of the park was timed to coincide with World Earth Day. The ​​100-150 square meters park aims to draw public's attention to water protection issues. 

The park houses art objects and metal barrels painted by Azerbaijani artists during a workshop held by Arts Council Azerbaijan. All of the artists' works are dedicated to the careful treatment of water resources.

The painted metal barrels fulfill both ecological and design functions. So, the participants of the event planted the seedlings of the medlar tree in barrels. There are also wells in the park dating back to the 18th century.

There is no doubt that the park will become a favorite recreation place for residents and guests of the country, contributing to water resources issues.

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