Category Archives: WoW Exhibitions

Blueprint for WoW Exhibition

In tomorrow’s blueprint for the World of Water Collections  we want you to get close up and personal with the most useful and used liquid on Earth. Water.

Don’t Wait until you are thirsty.

If you want the future to be healthy, 3D-immersive, satisfying, realtime responsive, augmented, smart, on-request, in-tune, sustainable and affordable, come and see if your blueprint for the future matches ours. If it does, we need to work together and fast. Say hi.

We’re planning a goal.
We’re finding the team
To make sure all Water
Is healthy and clean.
No matter how far
Or how long we’ll be,
Every drop counts
From the rain
To the Sea.

The World’s first Water footprint centre was planned for the Malthouse in Newtown, Powys, but our bid for the property wasn’t the highest so we’re on the search for another site.

Have a look at the blueprints we’ve designed and if you know of another site that might be ideal, get in touch and we’ll go ‘look see’.

Part hologram. Part projected. Part luminous paint. Part exhibit. Part white paint & UV light. Part LED. Part Google Tiltbrush. Part Microsoft HoloLens. ALL … adding up to a Water Footprint calculation we need to consider.
13.1 WATER use in the Building Industry
3.0 Manipulation of WATER
6.0 WATER use in the Leisure Industry
9.0 WATER use in the Health Industry
16.0 WATER in Shape and Form
23.1 Water in Imaging
Malthouse main Entrance

The WoW Collections include all the exhibits our charity has used to communicate the need to keep the World’s water clean and our global water footprint lean. As we grow our population we need to make changes in water use so that everyone and all wildlife lives in a clean water environment.

Steel Roof Truss blueprint from 1936 (WoW Collections) ‘Blueprint for a Structural Engineer’ by The Birmingham Concrete Steel Company. (Erected 1936. New Foundry, Mary Ann Street, Birmingham.

You are already a member of this blue planet so ask yourself …

When just about to take stuff to your local recycling centre, do you figure out the best way it’s going to be re-purposed?

When looking to specify a steel roof truss or a timber one, do you start by considering the water  footprints of both?

When planning a new farm or industrial activity which is going to creates some sort of waste, do you start by working out whether that waste can be usefully used?

When buying items, do you check what sort of water footprint or carbon footprint they consumed to make or grow them?


With just one planet for all life, every part of it needs to fit into a cycle. The biggest cycle is the Water Cycle and we want everyone to join us in making sure the Water Cycle is fit for life’s many ways and that the global body of water stays fit for the health of all tomorrows.

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Decoupage at the Water Palace Exhibition

At the Water Palace Exhibition in Birmingham, UK, World of Water used decoupage displays designed and made by architect Timothy Griffiths. Each display was back-lit to in balance with the brightness of the computer screens sponsored by I.B.M.

A photo record of five, out of the six decoupage, remains on the World of Water archive. The originals were lost.

Archived Nov.1985


The earliest decoupage in the WoW Collections (below) dates from circa 1923 and was made by Charles Wentworth Elam (1890 – 1966) for his daughter, Joyce Latham Elam, who later became co-founder of the World of Water charity.

Archived January 2020