Drought and water shortages are major concerns for Arizona cities. There are many potential solutions. Advanced Water Purification, also known as water reuse or water recycling, is one solution.
But it can be challenging to engage stakeholders in meaningful conversations around AWP. AWTr Pops offer a playful way to start community conversations.
What are AWTr Pops? These paletas (popsicles made with real fruit) are the result of a collaborative workshop with community members who are hesitant about the quality of their current tap water. We asked them to imagine that Advanced Water Treatment was the technology used to provide water for their city. What expectations, hopes, concerns, and questions did they have in this future?
Each participant picked ingredients to represent their expectations, hopes, concerns, and questions. A local artisan paleta maker, Paletas Betty, used those recipes to make our six delicious paleta offerings. Want to know more about what your neighbors think about this potential future? Click on each product for the full story!