The EU Water Conference in Vienna, held on 20 September 2018, pointed to the poor state of European waters. WB Production artist Bella Volen was performing for the World Wildlife Fund, WWF Austria in the courtyard of the Museums quarter to gain attention to the threatened biodiversity in the rivers.
The environmental organization warns in particular, the weakening of the European Water Framework Directive, the most important water protection instrument at EU level. Rivers and their diverse creatures are the subject of the painting and present two possibilities: real protection of the water and an enchanting biodiversity or a weakening of the Water Framework Directive and its fatal consequences for water, flora, fauna and humans. Around noon, about 100 committed activists took part in a performance hosted by the WWF youth organization Generation Earth.