Above: Early start by fishermen on the Bodensee on a misty autumn morning (HL).
22 March is World Water Day:
An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The United Nations (UN) General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.
Cape Town’s dwindling fresh water supply has once again raised attention and a call to examine usage, recycling, and waste of available drinking water.
I list the following examples of fresh water bodies to question our interaction with and impact on water sources, and to ask whether water is truly free and whether some people are more “free” to receive water than others.
- Aachener Weiher: Cologne, Germany
- Akaka Falls: Hawaii, USA
- Aussenalster: Hamburg, Germany
- Bodensee: Unteruhldingen, Germany
- Capilano Lake: Vancouver, Canada
- Eibsee: Grainau, Germany
- Embalse Puclaro: Región de Coquimbo, Chile
- Foz do Iguaçu: Brazil
- Lake Burley Griffin: Canberra, Australia
- Lake Matheson: New Zealand’s South Island
- Lake Ontario: Toronto, Canada
- Lake Washington: Seattle, USA
Aachener Weiher: Cologne, Germany
Akaka Falls: Hawaii, USA
Aussenalster: Hamburg, Germany
Bodensee: Unteruhldingen, Germany
Capilano Lake: North Vancouver, Canada
Eibsee: Grainau, Germany
Embalse Puclaro: between La Serena & Vicuña, Chile
Foz do Iguaçu: Brazil
Lake Burley Griffin: Canberra, Australia
Lake Matheson: Te Waka a Māui, Aotearoa
Lake Ontario: Toronto, Canada
Lake Washington: Seattle, USA
For some examples of rivers around the world, click here.
I made all of the above photos between 2007 and 2017. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-9cha