King’s Water member, Dr Naho Mirumachi has collaborated with design experts on Wonderwater café, a pop-up event to raise awareness on water sustainability. Working with leading design consultant, Jane Withers, this pop-up was staged at the Triennale Museum in Milan as part of their ‘Broken Nature’exhibition. Taking over the museum café, a special water footprint menu was devised to show how much water we eat and drink.
The menu featured the Italian classic, pizzas, as well as tiramisu, coffee and wine. Naho was supported by graduating Msc Water: Science and Governancestudent, Arthur Fuest, to develop the menu including calculating the water footprint of dishes.
The lowest water footprint dish on the menu is their vegan pizza marinara al quattro pomodori, demonstrating that a vegetarian diet consumes less water a day than a meat-based diet (in fact, just half at 2600 litres).
This is Naho’s second collaboration with Wonderwater where previously they curated Leila’s Café in east London (See Guardian coverage).
The Broken Nature exhibition will run till 1 Sept 2019, during which the water footprint menu will be available.