BRACKISH Rising is a Perth International Arts Festival event taking place until March 5 at various locations across Kwinana.
Artists Loren Kronemyer and Mike Bianco are hosting a program of workshops, public tours, interviews and water tastings that encourage participants to follow the path of their tap water all the way back to the source.
Kwinana is home to the Perth Seawater Desalination Plant, a facility that has provided more than 20 per cent of all potable water in the Perth metropolitan area for the past decade.
Interactive events include water tastings in the Brackish Rising Mobile Research Lab, a water still workshop and a beachside cooking class.
Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said this would be a fun and interesting way for residents to develop a new appreciation for the tap water they use every day.
“When the desalination plant opened in Kwinana in 2007, it was the first of its kind in Australia,” Cr Adams said.
“Turning sea water into drinking water for the Perth metropolitan area, this certainly is an important facility for our state.”