Visual storytelling on water leadership


Global Water Partnership
Sector: NGO

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Visual Storytelling, Live (Event) Visuals

Theme driver


Water is necessary for life, but there’s a water crisis that needs immediate action. The Global Water Partnership (GWP) is a network that takes action on this crisis. To spread their message, they team up with Visuality to make compelling visuals for their networking events. This case describes their work and how it raises awareness about the water crisis.

The result

Visualising GWP’s 29-hours “around the Sun” Network Meeting

We supported the Global Water Partnership (GWP) during their first-ever 29-hours around the sun network event. Our mission? To create visual summaries of all the sessions during those 29 hours. 

To make this happen, we had to organize ourselves and involve graphic recorders from all around the world to cover different time zones. It was a true global collaboration! 

We created a general template with matching colours and brushes, so every artist could work in the same format – but still put their unique spin on things.

And not only did we get to work with some amazing colleagues, but we also felt good about reducing our carbon footprint by skipping the flights and travel to different venues. 

GWP’s “Follow-the-Sun” Network Meeting engaged over 400 partners across nearly 50 countries in 15 consecutive multi-point video conference sessions over two days. The main aim was to seek insight for GWP’s strategy development, in addition to some necessary tasks.

Capture the GWP strategy in Live Visuals 

Visuality also supported GWP by making live visuals of their strategy during other annual network meetings. These meetings are important because they help GWP establish policies and directions for the network. Visuality’s visuals make the meetings more engaging and informative, so everyone understands GWP’s objectives.

The full reports, including all of our visual reports, are online available on the GWP’s website: 

Engaging visual storytelling for 25 years GWP

Visuality also made engaging visuals for GWP’s 25th anniversary celebration. The celebration was for people worldwide to share stories about water leadership. Visuality co-created beautiful visuals for each of the 26 stories with GWP. They created many iterations to ensure that the visuals captured the story’s look and feel while being consistent across all 26.

You can read all stories online on GWP’s website:

Interactive Timeline

Besides the visual stories, GWP wanted to do something extra to celebrates these 25 years of bringing people together to reshape water policies and practices for long-lasting impact on the ground. To make it more interactive and engaging, they asked Visuality to create an interactive webpage where you can relive all their initiatives. 

Thanking partners, teams, and donors for their contributions, the webpage is more than just an infographic. Scroll through and experience the journey with them here.

The Conclusion

Visuality’s work with GWP shows the power of visual storytelling in raising awareness about global issues, like the water crisis. Their visuals make GWP’s messages more accessible and impactful. 
Contact us and let’s see how we can help you in creating positive change with our visuals!

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Augmented Reality (AR)

What is it?

Augmented Reality is adding a digital layer on top of a printed document (graphic recording, infographic, manual…). Using your phone or your tablet you will be able to see or hear extra information like images, videos and webpages. You just need a portable machine with a camera and an internet connection.



It’s nothing new. AR applications have been around for decades. Despite all of the promise, it is only now since the rise of powerful smartphone technology that AR is ready to unleash its potential.

When to use it?

You might have noticed that the reality around is multi-layered and dynamic. Yet, most of the time we are trapped in static, single-layer, two-dimensional pages. Hence, Augmented Realiy works best on printed materials like posters, infographics, graphic recording and manualsSo, when does it makes sense to add AR to our design work:

  • You don’t have enough space to add all the information ;
  • You want extra information that is not relevant for everybody;
  • You want pictures, video, sound or webpage on a static page
  • You want to add interactivity
  • You need to update the information regularly 

Hassle free!

We are convinced that Augmented Reality only contributes to a project if it is user-friendly. So, if at all possible we work with tools that:

  • Require No APP
  • Works on all phones
  • Instant appearance of the visuals

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