Curating Mumbai's Water Histories and Visualising Shared Solutions...

Confluence, our first Virtual Exhibition, is live!

Mumbai’s relationship with water can be traced back to its very conception. The Mumbai we know and inhabit today was a series of seven islands, ruled by different kingly empires. Surrounded by water on all sides, these islands have always had a unique relationship to both the sea  and freshwater. This project has been initiated by the Living Waters Museum in collaboration with a growing network of Partners to explore our fascination with Mumbai’s water stories, people and practices over time.

Mumbai's Water Heritage

Source: Ipshita Karmakar

Mapping of all tanks in Bombay in 1908,

Source: Edinbrough geographical Institute

Source: Ipshita Karmakar


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From water tanks, fountains, wells and pipelines, each aspect of Mumbai's water heritage is being explored through archival research, images, maps and personal accounts 

Source: Ipshita Karmakar

Podcast Series

People who live with and for water talk about their lives, passions and trajectories as they coexist with the water heritage in Mumbai

Source: Sahapedia

A digital mapping exercise of heritage of Mumbai on google earth, with a description of  their histories and traditions.

Mapping Water Heritage


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Please reach out to us if you have questions regarding our stories, podcasts, maps and work. We are also looking for new and exciting ideas, projects and stories that we can collaborate with you on!

Write directly to us on mumbaiwaternarratives@gmail.com

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