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#watercrisis on the Riachuelo River by Alejandro Kirchuk (@akirchuk) via @everydaylatinamerica

"Un hombre baja a la orilla del contaminado Río Riachuelo a buscar objetos arrojados por vecinos, en la Villa 21-24, Buenos Aires. / A man approaches the polluted Riachuelo River to pick up objects thrown by the neighbors, in Villa 21-24, Buenos Aires. #livingbytheriachuelo #everydaylatinamerica #buenosaires #argentina #riachuelo #pollution #contaminacion Photo by @akirchuk" View Larger

#watercrisis on the Riachuelo River by Alejandro Kirchuk (@akirchuk) via @everydaylatinamerica

"Un hombre baja a la orilla del contaminado Río Riachuelo a buscar objetos arrojados por vecinos, en la Villa 21-24, Buenos Aires. / A man approaches the polluted Riachuelo River to pick up objects thrown by the neighbors, in Villa 21-24, Buenos Aires. #livingbytheriachuelo #everydaylatinamerica #buenosaires #argentina #riachuelo #pollution #contaminacion Photo by @akirchuk"


#watercrisis by Hossein Fatemi via @everydayiran “A view of shrinking dried-up #Urmia Lake. #Lake Urmia, located in the northwestern corner of #Iran, is one of the largest permanent hypersaline lakes in the world and the largest lake in the #MiddleEast. Experts have warned that the construction of the causeway, together with a series of ecological factors, will permanently lead to the drying up of the lake. Today, there was a big convention named “The Climate Summit” which is a meeting on climate change, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced in September 2013 to be held in New York on September 23, 2014. He invited leaders of governments, the private sector, and civil society to unite in concrete action towards a low-carbon world. Photo by Hossein Fatemi @hosseinfatemi #WestAzarbaijan #environment #climate #globalwarming #climatechange #Climate2014 #climateaction #everydayiran
نمایی از دریاچه‌ی رو به خشکیِ #ارومیه. دریاچه‌ی ارومیه که در شمال‌غربی #ایران واقع است، یکی از بزرگ‌ترین دریاچه‌های نمک دائمی در جهان و بزرگ‌ترین دریاچه‌ی #خاورمیانه است. کارشناسان هشدار داده‌اند که ساخت میان‌گذر آبی به همراه تغییرات اکولوژیستی به تدریج موجب خشکی دائم این دریاچه خواهد شد. امروز گردهم‌آیی بزرگی به نام «نشست آب‌و‌هوایی» به دعوت بان‌کی مون، دبیرکل سازمان ملل، در نیویورک برگزار شد. بان‌کی مون در تاریخ 23 سپتامبر 2013 از رهبران دولت‌ها، بخش خصوصی و جوامع مدنی درخواست کرد تا در سال 2014 در همان روز، در شهر نیویورک گردهم آیند و برای محیط‌ زیستی پاک‌تر باهم متحد شوند. عکاس: حسین فاطمی” via @PhotoRepost_app View Larger

#watercrisis by Hossein Fatemi via @everydayiran “A view of shrinking dried-up #Urmia Lake. #Lake Urmia, located in the northwestern corner of #Iran, is one of the largest permanent hypersaline lakes in the world and the largest lake in the #MiddleEast. Experts have warned that the construction of the causeway, together with a series of ecological factors, will permanently lead to the drying up of the lake. Today, there was a big convention named “The Climate Summit” which is a meeting on climate change, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced in September 2013 to be held in New York on September 23, 2014. He invited leaders of governments, the private sector, and civil society to unite in concrete action towards a low-carbon world. Photo by Hossein Fatemi @hosseinfatemi #WestAzarbaijan #environment #climate #globalwarming #climatechange #Climate2014 #climateaction #everydayiran
نمایی از دریاچه‌ی رو به خشکیِ #ارومیه. دریاچه‌ی ارومیه که در شمال‌غربی #ایران واقع است، یکی از بزرگ‌ترین دریاچه‌های نمک دائمی در جهان و بزرگ‌ترین دریاچه‌ی #خاورمیانه است. کارشناسان هشدار داده‌اند که ساخت میان‌گذر آبی به همراه تغییرات اکولوژیستی به تدریج موجب خشکی دائم این دریاچه خواهد شد. امروز گردهم‌آیی بزرگی به نام «نشست آب‌و‌هوایی» به دعوت بان‌کی مون، دبیرکل سازمان ملل، در نیویورک برگزار شد. بان‌کی مون در تاریخ 23 سپتامبر 2013 از رهبران دولت‌ها، بخش خصوصی و جوامع مدنی درخواست کرد تا در سال 2014 در همان روز، در شهر نیویورک گردهم آیند و برای محیط‌ زیستی پاک‌تر باهم متحد شوند. عکاس: حسین فاطمی” via @PhotoRepost_app


#watercrisis by @daryasinap “Ariel view of flooded #Srinagar #kashmir #flood #river #iphone #indiaphotoproject #water View Larger

#watercrisis by @daryasinap “Ariel view of flooded #Srinagar #kashmir #flood #river #iphone #indiaphotoproject #water


#watercrisis by @newshatavakolian “#Displaced #Iraqis from the #Yazidi community #Ba’adri village in north of #iraq” #bottledwater #water #refugees View Larger

#watercrisis by @newshatavakolian “#Displaced #Iraqis from the #Yazidi community #Ba’adri village in north of #iraq” #bottledwater #water #refugees


#watercrisis by @dannywilcoxfrazier “Kenya Jones fills a bucket with water at a vacant house in her east side #Detroit neighborhood. Jones has been without #water at home for a month because her landlord has not paid the bill. Read about Jones, along with several fellow Detroit residents caught up in a water controversy, in National Geographic’s online story: In Detroit, Water Crisis Symbolizes Decline, and Hope. 
Since March, over 19,000 residents of Detroit have had their water service interrupted, a policy that has generated anger and protests throughout the struggling city as well as international criticism and a warning from a United Nations group that shut-offs could constitute a violation of the human right to access water. Detroit’s economic decline forced the city to file for bankruptcy in July of 2013, the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history. 
Over 40 percent of Detroit’s residents live in poverty, making payments for services as basic as water a strain on limited finances. Those on fixed incomes are forced to chose between medications, food, and now water. (Update) I spoke to Kenya Jones early this week and now the water has been shut off at the vacant home she was using to supply her family with water. Thankfully, a neighbor is letting Kenya fill jugs and buckets at her house.  Kenya is working with volunteers from the Detroit Water Brigade to try and find a solution to get her water turned back on. 
Photo by Danny Wilcox Frazier @dannywilcoxfrazier on assignment for National Geographic. (Digital SLR frame)” View Larger

#watercrisis by @dannywilcoxfrazier “Kenya Jones fills a bucket with water at a vacant house in her east side #Detroit neighborhood. Jones has been without #water at home for a month because her landlord has not paid the bill. Read about Jones, along with several fellow Detroit residents caught up in a water controversy, in National Geographic’s online story: In Detroit, Water Crisis Symbolizes Decline, and Hope.
Since March, over 19,000 residents of Detroit have had their water service interrupted, a policy that has generated anger and protests throughout the struggling city as well as international criticism and a warning from a United Nations group that shut-offs could constitute a violation of the human right to access water. Detroit’s economic decline forced the city to file for bankruptcy in July of 2013, the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history.
Over 40 percent of Detroit’s residents live in poverty, making payments for services as basic as water a strain on limited finances. Those on fixed incomes are forced to chose between medications, food, and now water. (Update) I spoke to Kenya Jones early this week and now the water has been shut off at the vacant home she was using to supply her family with water. Thankfully, a neighbor is letting Kenya fill jugs and buckets at her house. Kenya is working with volunteers from the Detroit Water Brigade to try and find a solution to get her water turned back on.
Photo by Danny Wilcox Frazier @dannywilcoxfrazier on assignment for National Geographic. (Digital SLR frame)”


#CAdrought by @maxwhittaker “#Water sprays out of the top of a drilling rig in Woodland, #California. The Brady family’s #well ran dry nearly two months ago and they struggled to find a drilling crew available to deepen it. As the #drought continues, increased demand has led to falling #groundwater levels in the #CentralValley. While this looks dramatic, the driller is merely clearing the water out of the hole and they struggle to find enough water pressure to feed the Brady home. #onassignment for #Reuters @prime_collective #climatechange #globalwarming” View Larger

#CAdrought by @maxwhittaker “#Water sprays out of the top of a drilling rig in Woodland, #California. The Brady family’s #well ran dry nearly two months ago and they struggled to find a drilling crew available to deepen it. As the #drought continues, increased demand has led to falling #groundwater levels in the #CentralValley. While this looks dramatic, the driller is merely clearing the water out of the hole and they struggle to find enough water pressure to feed the Brady home. #onassignment for #Reuters @prime_collective #climatechange #globalwarming”


#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