Over twenty years ago the United Nations recognized March 22 as the first World Water Day. This year’s theme is water cooperation. As the following photographs show, the need for cooperation on this precious resource is great, as some enjoy plenty while others suffer drought. Collected here are images of water and its many uses as we approach the annual World Water Day.
Water drips from icicles along the Oude Gracht canal in Utrecht on January 25, 2013. (Michael Kooren/Reuters)
Water hangs from a spider web in a field in Silio, Spain on January 6, 2013. (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/Associated Press)