GOTA DE AGUA MUSEUM
We are a group of businessmen from Iztapalapa and academics from the Autonomous Metropolitan University with the same interest: to promote the realization, development and permanence of a space in which science can be disseminated, cultural diffusion, environmental education, scientific and technological development, as well as, links with society; all around water and its care. That necessary space is the Gota de Agua Museum.
A LITTLE HISTORY
The Gota de Agua Museum was born in the Iztapalapa Business Association, when its director was Dr. Oscar Rossbach in 2003. The Museum was an initiative of the late Dr. Humberto Orozco, former president of that group, who proposed, until his last days, carry out this project, giving special importance to the generation of technology and opportunities that are interesting for young people and, at the same time, open a cultural access, learning, scientific development and entrepreneurship in Mexico City, in an eastern area with little cultural offer and great shortage of vital fluid. Although it was precisely the latter, which sparked criticism. “How to create a water museum where there is no water”! Said several voices. Even so, and with the firm conviction that the Gota de Agua would bring great benefits to the place, the Business Association approached its mayor’s office, Iztapalapa – at that time a delegation – and the Metropolitan Autonomous University of the same demarcation, to ask your collaboration. These two entities joined the project with enthusiasm. The delegation at that time donated land known as “Cufas” to the museum and the UAM would share the knowledge derived from years of research on water issues from its academic plant and, of course, would also provide the support required for the realization of the museum, as has been done since then.
Make contributions in the generation of social awareness about the relevance and care of water, as well as in the dissemination of issues related to the vital liquid, from its physicochemical and biological aspects, to the sociopolitical and cultural ones.
1.- Generation of social awareness:
The Museum will promote the generation of social awareness about the importance of water and its care, through talks, courses, workshops and various events aimed at different audiences.
2.- Make scientific dissemination:
The Museum will disseminate the importance of the participation of water in various scientific phenomena, particularly related to life, health and the environment, for which materials or events of various kinds will be produced.
3.- Make cultural diffusion:
The Museum will promote aspects that relate water to national culture, emphasizing the lake vocation of the Valley of Mexico and the way in which water has been present in the development of national identity.
4.- Generate entrepreneurship:
The Museum will be a meeting and management space between groups and professionals who try to develop projects of social benefit, which are related to water, from education to its reuse; the commercialization of didactic materials to the advice for the generation of wastewater treatment plants and rainwater harvesting.