Above: Early start by fishermen on the Bodensee on a misty autumn morning (HL).
Recent news regarding Cape Town’s dwindling fresh water supply has once again raised calls for attention and examination regarding the usage, recycling, and abuse of available drinking water. 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.
To mark the 25th anniversary of World Water Day in 2018, I list the following 12 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
1. Aachener Weiher (Cologne, Germany)
2. Akaka Falls (Hawaii, USA)
3. Aussenalster (Hamburg, Germany)
4. Bodensee (Unteruhldingen, Germany)
5. Capilano Lake (Vancouver, Canada)
6. Eibsee (Grainau, Germany)
7. Embalse Puclaro (between La Serena and Vicuña, Chile)
8. Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil)
9. Lake Burley Griffin: Australian Capital Territory
10. Lake Matheson (Te Waka a Māui, Aotearoa)
11. Lake Ontario (Toronto, Canada)
12. Lake Washington (Seattle, USA)
I wrote about International World Rivers’ Day here.
I made all of the above photos between 2007 and 2017. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-9cha