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#plasticpollution by @balazsgardi
“Microbeads - or tiny plastic particles - in the shower gel at the #Hilton in #Bracknell, #UK.

#Microbeeds nowadays are commonly found in many exfoliating facial and body cleansers, and toothpastes, just to mention a few. Once they pass through wastewater treatment plant filters they end up in our rivers, oceans where they absorb persistent organic pollutants before getting eaten by fish and eventually ending up on our plate.

#helpmakeadifference #myass #banthebead #5gyres #Azdarya” View Larger

#plasticpollution by @balazsgardi
“Microbeads - or tiny plastic particles - in the shower gel at the #Hilton in #Bracknell, #UK.

#Microbeeds nowadays are commonly found in many exfoliating facial and body cleansers, and toothpastes, just to mention a few. Once they pass through wastewater treatment plant filters they end up in our rivers, oceans where they absorb persistent organic pollutants before getting eaten by fish and eventually ending up on our plate.

#helpmakeadifference #myass #banthebead #5gyres #Azdarya”


#ColoradoRiver by @grantslater “The #Colorado River nearer to the end of its journey, a swimming hole for humans on a scorching day in #Yuma, #Arizona.” View Larger

#ColoradoRiver by @grantslater “The #Colorado River nearer to the end of its journey, a swimming hole for humans on a scorching day in #Yuma, #Arizona.”


Rain #water harvesting by @tamasdezso “Villagers in Fata Rosie carrying a metal vat which is used to collect rainwater. The village has no electricity nor running water. #Romania #NotesforanEpilogue” View Larger

Rain #water harvesting by @tamasdezso “Villagers in Fata Rosie carrying a metal vat which is used to collect rainwater. The village has no electricity nor running water. #Romania #NotesforanEpilogue”


A jobless man takes a bath in a bucket.  #Lanare, #California.

Photo by Matt Black @mattblack_blackmatt @everydayusa.

#lanare #centralvalley #extremepoverty #watercrisis #WASH View Larger

A jobless man takes a bath in a bucket. #Lanare, #California.

Photo by Matt Black @mattblack_blackmatt @everydayusa.

#lanare #centralvalley #extremepoverty #watercrisis #WASH


A bird’€™s-eye view of the Delta-Mendota Canal and the California Aqueduct near #Westley, #California, #USA on June 10, 2014.

Both the Delta-Mendota Canal and the #CaliforniaAqueduct deliver water pumped out of the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta to the #SanJoaquinValley and to southern California.

#water #watercrisis #drought #complexemergency #agriculture @azdarya #everydayUSA photo by @balazsgardi for @msnbcphoto (at San Joaquin Valley) View Larger

A bird’€™s-eye view of the Delta-Mendota Canal and the California Aqueduct near #Westley, #California, #USA on June 10, 2014.

Both the Delta-Mendota Canal and the #CaliforniaAqueduct deliver water pumped out of the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta to the #SanJoaquinValley and to southern California.

#water #watercrisis #drought #complexemergency #agriculture @azdarya #everydayUSA photo by @balazsgardi for @msnbcphoto (at San Joaquin Valley)


"Groundwater being pumped into an irrigation canal at a farm outside of #Alpaugh, #California, #USA on June 16, 2014.

Since the drought caused most farmers in the southern part of the Central Valley to lose access to #water delivered to them from the distant north, they’ve resorted to pumping #groundwater, causing alarm over the rapid depletion of aquifers and leading to land subsidence at a rate that has not been seen since the ‘50s.

After traveling more than 2,000 miles across California, it’s clear that the state’s drought is mired in paradox with decades of water mismanagement and regional fighting. While cities – some of which never installed water meters – struggle to convince its dwellers to conserve, agriculture consumes 80% of California’s water.

For the next week I’ll share photos I gathered from this road trip while on assignment for @msnbcphoto

Photo by @balazsgardi
#watercrisis #complexemergency #drought #centralvalley #environment #agriculture @azdarya #everydayUSA

For the complete photo essay “California Drought Creates Grim Ripple Effect” go to www.msnbc.com/photography” View Larger

"Groundwater being pumped into an irrigation canal at a farm outside of #Alpaugh, #California, #USA on June 16, 2014.

Since the drought caused most farmers in the southern part of the Central Valley to lose access to #water delivered to them from the distant north, they’ve resorted to pumping #groundwater, causing alarm over the rapid depletion of aquifers and leading to land subsidence at a rate that has not been seen since the ‘50s.

After traveling more than 2,000 miles across California, it’s clear that the state’s drought is mired in paradox with decades of water mismanagement and regional fighting. While cities – some of which never installed water meters – struggle to convince its dwellers to conserve, agriculture consumes 80% of California’s water.

For the next week I’ll share photos I gathered from this road trip while on assignment for @msnbcphoto

Photo by @balazsgardi
#watercrisis #complexemergency #drought #centralvalley #environment #agriculture @azdarya #everydayUSA

For the complete photo essay “California Drought Creates Grim Ripple Effect” go to www.msnbc.com/photography


#watercrisis via @circleofblue “http://bit.ly/1kMc2oH. The #DoloresRiverBasin, a major tributary of the #Colorado River, is seen south of #GrandJunction. #Energy and resource development and iriguated agriculture have all played rolls in threating the river’s flow volume. #LakeMead, which is fed by the #ColoradoRiver, just dropped to 39% full, its lowest level since 1937. Share your photos with us by using #COriver #circleofblue @lake.mead” View Larger

#watercrisis via @circleofblue “http://bit.ly/1kMc2oH. The #DoloresRiverBasin, a major tributary of the #Colorado River, is seen south of #GrandJunction. #Energy and resource development and iriguated agriculture have all played rolls in threating the river’s flow volume. #LakeMead, which is fed by the #ColoradoRiver, just dropped to 39% full, its lowest level since 1937. Share your photos with us by using #COriver #circleofblue @lake.mead”


#sewage outflow by @urbanarcheology “This is where your poop goes into the ocean SF. #greywater technically. Non drinkable ‘treated’ water. Have a great swim. #deepwateroutfall” via @PhotoRepost_app View Larger

#sewage outflow by @urbanarcheology “This is where your poop goes into the ocean SF. #greywater technically. Non drinkable ‘treated’ water. Have a great swim. #deepwateroutfall” via @PhotoRepost_app


#hydrateordie by @sachalecca “#tbt to earlier this year - security hydrating the crowd #outtake #notiphone #livemusic” via @PhotoRepost_app #water View Larger

#hydrateordie by @sachalecca “#tbt to earlier this year - security hydrating the crowd #outtake #notiphone #livemusic” via @PhotoRepost_app #water


by @balazsgardi “A plastic toy soldier once part of the #GreatPacificGarbagePatch lays at #Kahuku #Beach in #Oahu, #Hawaii.

#watercrisis #plasticpollution #worldoceansday” via @PhotoRepost_app View Larger

by @balazsgardi “A plastic toy soldier once part of the #GreatPacificGarbagePatch lays at #Kahuku #Beach in #Oahu, #Hawaii.

#watercrisis #plasticpollution #worldoceansday” via @PhotoRepost_app


#extremepoverty #watercrisis #water & #sanitation #WASH by Matt Black (@mattblack_blackmatt) via @opensocietyfoundations “Sinamon and Aaron bathe at an irrigation canal near their encampment in Fresno.  Photo by @mattblack_blackmatt.  #osf #opensociety #humanrights #documentary #photojournalism #california #centralvalley #poverty” via @PhotoRepost_app View Larger

#extremepoverty #watercrisis #water & #sanitation #WASH by Matt Black (@mattblack_blackmatt) via @opensocietyfoundations “Sinamon and Aaron bathe at an irrigation canal near their encampment in Fresno. Photo by @mattblack_blackmatt. #osf #opensociety #humanrights #documentary #photojournalism #california #centralvalley #poverty” via @PhotoRepost_app


#watercrisis by @photophilanthropy “Photo by @magdarakita shot on behalf of @morethanmeorg - A girl carries bags with fresh #water to be distributed at school during lunch time. The school has no running water or toilets. Lack of facilities affects girls in particular during menstruation and makes attending school even more difficult. #Liberia #Monrovia #women #girls #education #photo4change” via @PhotoRepost_app View Larger

#watercrisis by @photophilanthropy “Photo by @magdarakita shot on behalf of @morethanmeorg - A girl carries bags with fresh #water to be distributed at school during lunch time. The school has no running water or toilets. Lack of facilities affects girls in particular during menstruation and makes attending school even more difficult. #Liberia #Monrovia #women #girls #education #photo4change” via @PhotoRepost_app