by Antonio Grambone
A young girl carries water from Lake Malawi to her home miles away.
by Pavol Stranak
Pushkar Camel Fair where children share drinking water with livestock, putting them at risk of getting diarrhoeal disease. Diarrhoeal disease is a leading cause of child mortality and morbidity in the world, and mostly results from contaminated food and water sources.
by Lou Urlings
A young woman is filling up the water tank of her family in the mountains of eastern Turkey. In many parts of the world, the collection of water is a duty relegated to women and girls.
by Mohammad Rakibul Hasan
Much of the flood damage caused by Cyclone Aila was to the water and sanitation systems on which Bangladeshi villagers depend. Floodwaters seeped into supplies used for drinking and washing, and latrines were washed away, allowing raw sewage to increase the threat to diseases such as cholera.
by Joxe Inazio Kuesta Garmendia
Boy fetching water in Ouémé lake in Dassa-Zoumé, Benin. In this town, children are responsible for fetching water in the lake which is shared with hippos.
by Avishek Das
Little children are taking on additional responsibilities in a remote village in West Bengal to support their family needs. Here, one little girl is carrying a water pot on her head after taking water from the local tube well, which is the only source of water in her village.
by Marcel Rebro
Workers in Dhaka washing up after a long day removing coal from river boats.
by Joe B N Leung
Women wait in long lines for water in a village near the Changu Narayan Temple, north of Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu Valley.
by F. Dilek Uyar
Rice is a water intense commodity as 70% of all freshwater is used for agriculture.
by Paddy Cross
Nature-based solutions have the potential to solve many of our water challenges. We need to do so much more with ‘green’ infrastructure and harmonize it with ‘grey’ infrastructure wherever possible.
by Margarita Chernilova
Water scarcity already affects every continent. Water use has been growing globally at more than twice the rate of population increase in the last century, and an increasing number of regions are reaching the limit at which water services can be sustainably delivered, especially in arid regions.