Switzerland Underwater is an underwater photography exhibition which will take place on the Verzasca river. 

The exhibition will consist of a pop-up underwater gallery located in one of Switzerland's most beautiful locations. 

The beauty and crystal clear waters of the Verzasca river attract divers from all over Switzerland and other countries.

Due to weather conditions and water flow, this never done before exhibition, will depend to a certain degree on the right conditions. 

The theme of this exhibition, as described in the project name, is of Swiss landscapes shot half underwater, and showing the beauty of pristine lakes and rivers through a different perspective. 

The goal of the project is to create awareness of the importance to preserve the Swiss aquatic environment. 

Studies confirm that five rivers in Switzerland’s central plateau region are heavily polluted in spring and summer by a cocktail of different pesticides, of which a third are problematic and exceed official limits.

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Another research study conducted by scientists from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne confirmed the presence of small plastic pollutants in six Swiss lakes and the River Rhône. 

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