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Closure notice

In response to COVID-19, the exhibition will be closed until further notice.

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A free online exhibition

The exhibition

This exhibition explores the hidden depths of water engineering and the work of behind-the-scenes heroes, who fight fatbergs and flooding, and save lives through the provision of clean water and sanitation.

Featuring inspiring examples of water-related projects around the world, the exhibition is perfect for children and young people, as well as anyone who wants to learn more about engineering.

Exhibition highlights

Explore the exhibition online

To see the detail of what's in our Water exhibition, or if you're unable to make it to London, take the virtual tour below.

Meet the Superheroes

ICE is made up of over 95,000 superheroes in 150 countries around the world. Meet some of our superheroes below, from our earliest to our newest members and decide what kind of civil engineering superhero you are.

Civil engineers: Transforming the world

Discuss the global issues

Clean water and sanitation

663 million people worldwide still don't have access to clean drinking water. Poor sanitation and dirty water creates a health crisis. Civil engineers continue to come up with new solutions to help developing countries access clean water.

Sustainable cities and communities

By 2050 the population will reach 9 billion. Civil engineers need sustainable ways to develop the built environment these people will live in, and must help minimise the impact of climate change and flooding.

Climate action

12.6 million people die each year due to pollution, extreme weather and climate related disease, yet global emissions continue to increase. Civil engineers are working to deliver cleaner infrastructure and renewable energy sources.


The following sponsors provided valuable support of Water exhibition.