Delft University of Techynology organized an ‘Urban water movie contest’ past month. Participants had to compile a short movie presenting solutions to urban water problems. The winning movie ‘The forgotten cycle’ by Sahana Singh from Singapore is artistically great, and basically argues that technologies to solve urban water issues are there, but political willingness to undertake action is lacking. The second price was for the movie ‘aQa: Emergency Drinking Water System’ in which a new system for drinking water purification was presented. Although there is is no explicit message on governance in this movie, technological advances in the field of decentralized and inividual water treatment will most likely change the governance challenges that we will face in the near future. The third price was for the rap ‘water’ drawing attention to the importance of water in general.