Fund for the Water Works

Updated
1 Dec 2016

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The Fairmount Water Works Today: A 21st Century Inspiration, 2014, architectural illustration. Courtesy of Fairmount Water Works.

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The Rivers Restoration Project, installation view, 2017. Courtesy of the Fairmount Water Works.

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Classroom under the pavilion at Fairmount Water Works, 2009. Courtesy of the Fairmount Water Works.

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The Rivers Restoration Project, installation view, 2017. Courtesy of the Fairmount Water Works.

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Historic Kelly Pool, 2013. Photo by Will Blair. Courtesy of the Fairmount Water Work

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The Rivers Restoration Project, installation view, 2017. Courtesy of the Fairmount Water Works.

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The Rivers Restoration Project, installation view, 2017. Courtesy of the Fairmount Water Works.

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The Rivers Restoration Project, installation view, 2017. Courtesy of the Fairmount Water Works.

From its beginning in 1815 as the nation's first major urban water supply system to its role today as an environmental education and outreach center, the Fund for the Water Works (FWW) has been an innovator in clean water and environmental health. FWW advances Philadelphia's pioneering initiatives as a global leader in urban water management and sustainable practices, while educating community members about Philadelphia's urban watershed—its past, present, and future. In collaboration with local partners, FWW works to instill an appreciation for the connections between daily life and the natural environment. In 2015, FWW received Center support to create an interpretive, multi-media installation that combines science, history, and design in the creation of a site-specific, 530-square-foot living freshwater mussels enclave that will inspire visitors to discover and connect with the Schuylkill River's rich habitat.