The H2O Solution project is the very first integration of virtual reality/video simulation technology and pure water science in Canada. A totally new type of museum exhibit and online adventure, it is a one-of-a-kind experience where visitors’ imaginations, intelligence and ingenuity meet the realm of sustainable development.
The setting for The H2O Solution showcases one of the 10 largest freshwater lakes in the world – Lake Winnipeg – and its Basin, which spans four provinces and four US states. Due to its shallow depth, Lake Winnipeg is especially vulnerable to climate change and is under severe stress due to nutrient overloading from industry, agriculture, and communities throughout its vast Basin.
Stretching from the edge of Lake Superior to the Rockies, the Lake Winnipeg Basin is truly enormous. Home to 7 million people and 17 million livestock in Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta, it also impacts North and South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana.
The H2O Solution main exhibit will be built and installed at The Manitoba Museum. The proposed location for the exhibit is the popular Parklands Gallery, in an area that showcases the history of Lake Winnipeg. The space will be retrofitted to accommodate and accentuate The H2O Solution’s specially-designed, virtual reality experience.