Long treated as a matter of course, water has increasingly proven worthy of description and debate in recent years and has become a socially virulent topic. In recent years, the arts, social sciences, humanities and cultural studies have (re)discovered the topic of water and its social dimensions as well as analytical properties.The conference at the Institute for European Ethnology and Cultural Studies of the University of Marburg brought together all those to network who are doing research in the field of this new topicality of the subject of water. Furthermore, the conference showed the broad spectrum of current topics and concepts. Participants discussed the complex interconnections of water not only as a scientifically defined compound of hydrogen and oxygen. The term waterworlding thereby relates to the debate on multiplicity and different ontologies in anthropology.