Launched in 2020, On My Watch is a series of conversations inviting architects, urban planners, preservationists, local stakeholders, and WMF project managers to explore the political, cultural, and technical issues around the preservation of at-risk cultural heritage sites on the World Monuments Watch around the world. 


Tackling Water Insecurity in South Asia: The Case for Reviving Historic Water Management Systems

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Virtual Event

An inside look at ongoing efforts to tackle water insecurity in South Asia by reviving historic water management systems in India and Nepal, both projects that originated with WMF’s World Monuments Watch program.

Bears Ears Cultural Landscape and Indigenous-Informed Conservation Strategies

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Virtual Event

An exploration of the historical and social significance of Bears Ears, a 2020 Watch site home to at-risk places of immense meaning to the Hopi Tribe, Navajo Nation, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Pueblo of Zuni and Ute Indian Tribe, and other Indigenous peoples.

On My Watch Bukhara

Traditional Houses of Bukhara's Old Jewish Mahallah

Thursday, September 30, 2021
Virtual Event

On online discussion exploring how our project at Traditional Houses in Bukhara's Old Jewish Mahallah, 2020 World Monuments Watch site, is addressing the growing threat of disappearance facing these unique examples of vernacular architecture.

On My Watch: Koutammakou

Koutammakou, Land of the Batammariba

Thursday July 16, 2021
Virtual Event

An online discusson on our project to preserve traditional settlements on the Benin side of Koutammakou, a 2020 World Monuments Watch site, and carry out physical conservation work alongside local artisans.

Bennerley Viaduct

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Virtual Event

An online discussion on the plan to restore Bennerley Viaduct, a 2020 World Monuments Watch site, and transform it into a venue encouraging exercise and community gathering, putting heritage at the heart of health and well-being.

Patel Stadium

Friday, February 12, 2021
Virtual Event

An online discussion on how conservation efforts at Patel Stadium, a 2020 World Monuments Watch site, will help assert a new model for the cultural and economic importance of restored modern architecture in India. 

View of the Ontario Place pods from the North, 2014.

Ontario Place

Thursday, January 7, 2021
Virtual Event

An online discussion on plans to revitalize Ontario Place, a 2020 World Monuments Watch site in Toronto, Canada, and on reimagining Modernist heritage in competing public and private spaces within a broader urban landscape.

About the World Monuments Watch 

The World Monuments Watch is a global program that seeks to discover, spotlight, and take action on behalf of heritage places facing challenges or presenting opportunities of direct relevance to our global society. Since 1996, the program has issued a call to action for 837 sites and worked with their communities to make a difference.