FutureWATERS | AGUASfuturas is an art installation that visualizes the 1% annual chance flood for the East Boston Greenway for 2030 and 2070. The installation, inspired by the surface of the water, also visualizes projected high temperatures expected for those years, through the use of thermochromic pigments that change color in response to temperatures.
FutureWATERS | AGUASfuturas was sponsored by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects, the Friends of the East Boston Greenway, the Mystic River Watershed Association through a grant from the Barr Foundation’s Waterfront Initiative.
Information regarding flood levels and temperatures were provided by the UMass Boston Sustainable Solutions Lab, the Woods Hole Group and UMass Boston School for the Environment. Additional support came from the UMass Amherst Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning.
Photos by Matt Conti, Christopher Rucinski, and Matt Lustig.