Ljubljana is celebrating Year of Water

Published: 28.9.2015

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Ljubljana is celebrating Year of Water

This year, the Slovenian capital is marked by water. Welcome to the City Museum of Ljubljana to the viewing of the project and exhibition called WATER. Listen to the stories on the importance of water! Ljubljana is one of the few capitals that enable free access to drinking water in public areas.

Ljubljana is celebrating Year of Water

This year, the Slovenian capital is marked by water. Welcome to the City Museum of Ljubljana to the viewing of the project and exhibition called WATER. Listen to the stories on the importance of water! Slovenia has the right to boast with it rich water resources and Ljubljana is one of the few capitals that enable free access to drinking water in public areas. Did you know that you can freshen up in Ljubljana at more than 22 drinking fountains?

United Nations declared 22nd March as World Water Day in 1992. This day is dedicated to raising public awareness on the scarcity of water resources and its vulnerability. 2013 was entirely dedicated to the life energy that powers our planet and to the problem of unequal access to drinking water throughout the world. Slovenia is one of the water-rich countries in Europe and is intertwined by rivers and water resources, which facilitate development in the past and are still available to all. This water is supplying 14 of Slovenian natural spas, you can swim in lakes and rivers, and you can drink water directly from the tap, drinking fountains or springs. The latter have left a big mark on the surface. Water helped shape the picturesque canyons and valleys in the Alpine world and created a magical underground world of caves, stalactites, channels, sinkholes, intermittent lakes and other karst formations.

Ljubljana, European Green Capital 2016, is one of the few European capitals that enable free access to drinking water in public areas. Refresh yourself with clean drinking water at one of the numerous drinking fountains between April and October. You can`t miss them in the centre of the capital because they are designed to look like wells, pipes and copper sculptures. There are more than 20 of them!

Access to drinking water was one of the key reasons why Ljubljana was declared the European Green Capital 2016. You can visit Exhibition WATER at the City Museum of Ljubljana until 8th May 2016. Get to know four stories about water. 250 exhibition items from museum collections of Ljubljana`s museums and galleries tell stories about the importance of water for survival, mobility of people, goods, ideas and knowledge, the mythological significance, and its importance for the arts and language. The central exhibition is accompanied by a tribute to the 125th anniversary of the Ljubljana`s water supply system and special Museum water, which symbolizes a reflection on the availability of water.

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