WORLD WATER DAY

       2 billion people worldwide have no ready access to fresh drinking water.

Two children carrying a tin of water in the drought stricken region of east Ethiopia
Two children carrying a tin of water in the drought stricken region of east Ethiopia
Rural women fetching water from the Desert Canal, near dera Ghazi Khan, west Punjab Pakistan
These women in the western Punjab of Pakistan walk 25 kms a day to fetch water from a canal

 

Railway life with child washing in a tub Manila Philippines
Access to fresh water is a right, not a privilege. Here a slum child bathes in a bucket in Manila.

 

Fishermen in drought belt around Manchar Lake, Sind, Pakistan
Climate change means floods for some but other regions are experiencing extreme drought.

 

A farmer in Sindh stands in his field which is destroyed by the rising water table bring up salt, background, Pakistan
A farmer in Sindh stands in his field of wheat destroyed by the rising water table bringing up salt, background.

  

Children fetching water from a well on Mafi'a Island, Tanzania
Children fetching water from a well on Mafi’a Island, Tanzania

      Grandmother caring for boy in Dhaka infectious diseases ward Bangladesh

               6-8 million deaths occur each year from contaminated drinking water

         

         

Images are available from: copix2@bigpond.com

About Travels with My Hat

Australian photojournalist and author. Used London as a base for nearly forty years while freelancing in the Middle East, Arabian peninsular, Africa and South Asia. Have written and illustrated more than a dozen books and travel guides. Operates a well regarded religious images stock photo library: www.worldreligions.co.uk. Live in Leura in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney.
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One Response to WORLD WATER DAY

  1. I didn’t notice anything about this special day in our media. My many years living in either near-drought or drought conditions in NSW cemented in me a permanent care for every drop of water. Great photos.

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