“Water Matters” Exhibition in Chennai Extended to March 31

Chennai, March 6:  The Water Matters exhibition at the Periyar Science and Technology Centre in Chennai will remain open through March 31.  The exhibition was launched February 10 by U.S. Consul General Chennai Robert Burgess, Tamil Nadu Government’s Minister for Higher Education Mr. K. P. Anbalagan, and Academy Award winner A.R. Rahman.  Since its opening more than 20,000 people have visited the interactive public exhibition on sustainable water management.

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai organized Water Matters in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and Care Earth Trust to engage and inspire young people, professionals, and the general public on the timely issue of water.

Water Matters leverages the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibition H2O Today and builds on the Smithsonian’s long history of partnership in South India.  Comprising 53 panels focused on science, innovation, and sustainable water management, Water Matters includes installations, information kiosks, and interactive educational experiments.

U.S. Consul for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Lauren Lovelace said, “We have been delighted by the public’s enthusiastic interest in this Smithsonian exhibition and want to keep the conversation going on sustainable water management practices and solutions.  We welcome everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to experience Water Matters.”

The public is also invited to attend water-themed events and educational programs.  An events calendar is available at the U.S. Consulate General Chennai Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/chennai.usconsulate.

Exhibition Details:

Dates:  March 6 to March 31, 2020
Hours: 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Location: Periyar Science & Technology Centre (adjacent to Birla Planetarium), Kotturpuram

For more information contact:

Email: Chennai_PAS_Press@state.gov
Phone: 044-2857-4181