Metaverse Exhibit

Rivers of Sewage

Virtual Experience


Building on the successful ventures on the Ethereum-based Voxels platform, the Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism (CCIJ) invested in the innovation of creating a universe on the Metaverse platform, Spatial.

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About the Exhibit

This virtual experience provides an alternate way to engage with the Rivers of Sewage investigation. The exhibit includes story excerpts, photographs, data visualizations from the investigation and links to other aspects of the reporting and partners.

Data regarding sewage spills and diarrhea rates will be interpreted as animated water droplets. The amount of water will reflect the number of sewage spills per 100km of pipeline in a given year while the water’s turbidity reflects the incidence of rates of diarrhea among children. 

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Visual, data-driven investigative journalism.

About Veza

Veza is a digital publication produced by the Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism (CCIJ).

We are committed to a model of journalism that holds investigative reporting, data science, and visual journalism as equal partners in producing reporting that focuses on vulnerable communities.

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