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France - Expo Zaragoza 2008

France at the Exhibition Expo Zaragoza 2008
© Philippe lemaire

The water cycle and its physical-chemical properties are the main subject of the contents on display in the French pavilion. The Gallic country analyses the relationship between man and water, convinced that life and the survival of the planet depend entirely on this relationship. The exhibition shows the scientific applications associated with the knowledge of water, industrial techniques and the environmental and economic relations in water management.
Immediately after entering the pavilion, the water cycle is explained in a dark, low-ceilinged cave. A dozen objects float in the air, explaining the history of water in its different states. Each element has a specific purpose: the magic of water, its incredible properties, its geometry, the three states, the planet's reserves, the water cycle and its relationship with the climate, or the industrial technologies related to water treatment. Once the first level is finished, a lift will take visitors to the second floor, imitating the evaporation of water to the sky, and eventually down a mountain and through a meadow with real trees and flowers.

© Exposicion International Zaragoza 2008