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Bodensee, Lake Constance, Konstanz, Germany, fotoeins.com

World Water Day: an RTW selection

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.

  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: Región de Coquimbo, Chile
  8. Foz do Iguaçu: Brazil
  9. Lake Burley Griffin: Canberra, Australia
  10. Lake Matheson: New Zealand’s South Island
  11. Lake Ontario: Toronto, Canada
  12. Lake Washington: Seattle, USA


Aachener Weiher: Cologne, Germany

Aachener Weiher, Cologne, Germany

Where many at or near the university gather for sun and beer – 27 September 2009 (HL).

Akaka Falls: Hawaii, USA

Akaka Falls, Big Island of Hawaii

Hamakua Coast, Big Island of Hawaii – 21 January 2012 (HL).

Aussenalster: Hamburg, Germany


Bodensee: Unteruhldingen, Germany

Pfahlbaumuseum, Pile Dwellings, Bodensee, Lake Constance, Unteruhldingen, Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, UNESCO, World Heritage, fotoeins.com

Reconstruction of historical pile dwellings and museum on Lake Constance – 23 September 2017 (HL).


Capilano Lake: North Vancouver, Canada


Eibsee: Grainau, Germany


Embalse Puclaro: between La Serena & Vicuña, Chile

With meltwater from snowpack in the Andes, the Puclaro Reservoir is a critical and controlled source of drinking water and irrigation in the Elqui river valley – 9 August 2008 (HL).

Foz do Iguaçu: Brazil

Foz do Iguacu, Cataratas do Iguacu, Brazil, fotoeins.com

From the Brazilian side across to the other side in Argentina – 14 June 2007 (HL).


Lake Burley Griffin: Canberra, Australia

Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, ACT, Australia, fotoeins.com, myRTW

Late-winter afternoon on the man-made lake in Canberra – 9 September 2012 (HL).


Lake Matheson: Te Waka a Māui, Aotearoa


Lake Ontario: Toronto, Canada


Lake Washington: Seattle, USA


•   UN Water
•   UN World Water Day

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

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