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PHOTOS FROM THE EXHIBITION


Hiti - the names

Hiti is the traditional water supply system in the Kathmandu valley with an attached tap (mostly carved from stone) channeling water from underground sources or other water reservoirs to public spaces, often built under street level, where people come to collect water. The system is at least  1500 years old but are still in use today providing daily water supply to a substantial part of the population, particularly the urban poor.

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WHAT IS ENTERIC FEVER?

study published by the Oxford Clinical Research Unit Nepal in 2008 mentioned that Kathmandu was considered the enteric fever capital of the world. By the time I arrived in Kathmandu in October 2014, I am told the number of infected cases have decreased significantly this year.

It is worth mentioning that precisely because of Dr. Abhilasha's studies on the presence of Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Paratyphi A in water sources around Patan, including those collected from the hiti that sparked this project.

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Intro


Intro


THE STONE SPOUTS - HITI and WATER STORIES The history, architecture and myths surrounding water and the development and use of hiti in Nepal, particularly in Patan.

THE STONE SPOUTS - HITI and WATER STORIES

The history, architecture and myths surrounding water and the development and use of hiti in Nepal, particularly in Patan.

HEALTH  Researches on water quality, waterborne disease, water filters, and other fun facts about water.

HEALTH 

Researches on water quality, waterborne disease, water filters, and other fun facts about water.

THE WORKSHOPS  The process of setting up and content of the 6-month long art workshops with local people who use the spouts and wells in the area. Workshops scheduled to start in January 2015.

THE WORKSHOPS 

The process of setting up and content of the 6-month long art workshops with local people who use the spouts and wells in the area. Workshops scheduled to start in January 2015.

THE PEOPLE  Artists, scientists, social scientist and local people involved in the project.

THE PEOPLE 

Artists, scientists, social scientist and local people involved in the project.