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Today is World Water Day

2013 March 22

World Water Day is an International Event held annually on 22 March, where officials and citizens around the world join together to advocate for more sustainable management of this precious resource. The 2013 theme is cooperation. We are all connected to water, we are all connected to each other through this life-supporting resource.

To celebrate and inspire others around this day, we’re asking you to share what the water looks like near you and photos of actions you might be taking to protect it.

Entries received over the weekend with the tag #water, will be joined together in an image like this. EPA will share the top entries next week as our 2013 global picture of water cooperation.

Enjoy, good luck, and we’ll see you in www.flickr.com/groups/ourenvironment!

Today, March 22, is World Water Day. How are you celebrating this precious resource?

Today, March 22, is World Water Day. How are you celebrating this precious resource?

World Water Day

An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. Follow the international events at www.unwater.org

These photos above have been contributed to State of the Environment over the past three years. What can we all share in a weekend?

Photo Credits:
‘Boats on the Mekong, Laos’ by SoBoME, March 1, 2013

‘The problem with stormwwater’ by JEBlankenship May 29, 2012

‘Trash Puddles Oslo, 2011′ by Michelle Lanning, April 28, 2011

‘Redfining Industrial Stormwater’ by JEBlankenship, September 21, 2012

‘Golden Water’ by donsfotostop Michigan, May 11, 2011

‘Plastic, plastic, everywhere–and dirty water to drink…’ by bltlewis January 13, 2012″

‘black sea nettle (Chrysaora achlyos)’ by scubapro25, March 14, 2013

‘Downstream’ by photocafe, British Columbia, January 13, 2013

‘Water in Motion’ by Rustgibson, August 6, 2012

‘One small piece of litter can make a difference’ by Clean Bread and Cheese Creek, March 13, 2013

‘Trees are reflected in a Hilton Head Island lagoon on a December morning.’ by John Dreyer, December 28, 2011

‘Building Wetlands’ Yamuna River, India by getscooter

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2 Responses leave one →
  1. Master Melvin M. Lusterio permalink
    March 22, 2013

    The Good Force be with you!

    Happy World Water Day, everyone!

    Live forever & prosper!

  2. photography ideas permalink
    March 23, 2013

    nice picture, water can be so dramatic when capture with special lense, and most of our photographers are love to shoot are covered with water such as sea, oceacn, lake and river, for each place we also do social work to clean the areas, if you have project like that please inform us, we will support and call our friends of photographer to do that job

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