. Picture taken by Irene de Boo – once a near neighbour when World of Water was based in Birmingham

Water Supply and Sewage

As far as we understand, current water treatment methods like Oxidation with Hypochlorous Acid or peracetic acid and inactivation by ultraviolet irradiation, as well as chlorine, are enough to kill Covid-19 but the virus can remain infectious for several days in sewage and drinking water.

Sneezing and Coughing

(Video presented by Mathematical physicist Lydia Bourouiba, head of the Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory at MIT)

If you feel a sneeze coming, use the bend of your arm to catch it or clothing and not your hands as hands tranfer the virus onto hand rails, handles and shop packaging .  A sneeze can also travels over 10mph so can easily project any virus, carrying up to 100,000 microscopic water droplets around a lift or small room. That’s why meetings should be outdoors for extra safety.

A cough can travels over 5mph and transfer around 3,000 little water droplets into the air if not stopped by a tissue or face mask. Use both,

So we all #staysafe as possible, we have decided to close our field centre in Wales and note that Welsh Water has closed its sites, reservoirs and lakes to all members of the public (including walking, sailing, angling and any land or water-based activities).  Updates from Dŵr Cymru Cyf, Welsh Water at

We hope you’ll visit our tweets at and say hello online until this virus is under more control.

WoW Schools Outreach workshops


For news of Spring Greens Fair School Days 2020, contact Project Coordinator: Beth Williamson


World of Water returned to do six school workshops Spring Greens Fair weekend 2019. As the theme of the Fair was Air, we arranged a big onsite clue hunt with clues ranging from the weight of rain clouds, the watery origins of crude oil and the harvesting of green crude for air travel.


The H20bservatory was full of WaterWatchers at Spring Greens Fair this year as nine  schools took part in four workshops (Yoga, Lexicons, Food miles and Recycling) designed to explore the world ahead for The Next Generation’

World of Water was one of the sponsors for this year’s workshops and we designed and created specially themed take-home packs for further study.

Grant, our co-founder, volunteered to be ‘Artist-in-Residence’ and produced a series of infographics for each of the workshop organisers on:
Food miles

WoW created the first take-back-to-school education packs for Spring Greens Fair School Days which included samples of construction materials through the ages along with drawings and photographs to support further school work on the theme of the Fair – ‘The Idealistic Home’

You can support our charity’s Schools Outreach Programme by making a donation. Please contact us for a giftaid form if you are a UK tax payer as the extra giftaid help is much valued. Thank you.