World Water Day 2015
• World Water Day 2015
As is known, water - the source of life, and it has its own holiday. Every year on March 22 the planet celebrates World Water Day and World Water Day, designed to draw public attention to the problems associated with the protection of water supplies.
You do not like the old repairs in the bathroom and the quality of the water from the tap? Perhaps things are not so bad, especially if you look at the other end of the Earth, some water collected from puddles and clean up in the gutter.
World Water Day (or World Water Day) is celebrated annually on 22 March 1993. On this day, the state carried out a variety of activities dedicated to the conservation of water. (Photo by Sanjeev Gupta):
Many scientists believe that the problem is not a lack of water and its irrational use. One of the most urgent problems of our time is the excessive consumption of water in food production.
So, people drink 2-3 liters of water per day, with 2,000-5,000 liters of water it takes to produce food for one person.
Postirka clothing in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 22 March 2015. From the mud on the shore there is living space. (Photo: Abir Abdullah):
The main goal of the World Water Day is to take measures to solve drinking water problems - please pardon the tautology.
Stylish wash clothes, Dhaka, Bangladesh March 22, 2015. (Photo: Abir Abdullah):
Another goal is to inform the public about the importance of preservation and conservation of freshwater and water resources in general.
Dish washer, washing clothes, north of Srinagar, March 22, 2015. (Photo by Farooq Khan):
The period of 2005-2015. It has been declared the International Decade for Action "Water for Life". It should remind all inhabitants of the Earth about the great importance of water for life on our planet.
Boy collects drinking water from puddles, March 22, 2015. (Photo by Dai Kurokawa):
to 33 billion dollars a year - so make government subsidies sent around the world to maintain optimal water pricing.
Vegetable seller scored river water to sprinkle their products before the start of trading, India, 22 March 2015. (Photo: Anupam Nath):
In 2006, about 1.1 billion. There was no safe drinking water, and from the flood and drought killed more people than other natural disasters.
To the south of Yangon, Myanmar gaining drinking water from the lake with water lilies, 22 March 2015. (Photo: Khin Maung Win):
Freshwater resources on our planet are distributed very unevenly. Arid or semi-arid regions of the world, constituting 40% of the land, use only 2% of the world's water reserves. (Photo by Sergio Moraes):
In the 20th century, world population has increased by 3 times. During the same period, consumption of fresh water has increased by 7 times, including at the municipal drinking needs - 13 times. (Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko):
According to international experts, the problem of shortage of fresh water will become one of the most acute by the middle of the twenty-first century. So, by 2025, 3.2 billion people on the planet will suffer from water shortage.
Village at the pump in Limpopo, 21 March 2015. (Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko):
However, we still do not worry. Russia leads the world in reserves of fresh water - we are more than 20% of the world's resources.
In Russia, there are 2, 5 million of the rivers and lakes 2.7 million. In Lake Baikal alone contains 20% of the world's fresh water reserves. In addition, in Russia it created in 2290 large and medium-sized reservoirs.
People pushing carts with water from the well to her home on the outskirts of Managua, March 20, 2015. (Photo by Oswaldo Rivas):
Your bathroom seems a little repair it obsolete? In Panama, some of the wash in the mornings like this. (Photo by Carlos Jasso):
The main source of all fresh water - oceans, of which evaporates each year about 500 thousand square meters. km. water. 80% of all deposits back into the ocean and fall.
Delivers drinking water to their homes in Panama, March 20, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso):
The largest fresh water reserves are in the polar ice. The ratio of the world reserves of fresh water to the entire volume of water in the world is only 3%.
Taking a shower out of the gutter in India, 22 March 2015. (Photo: Anupam Nath):
Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which will host the Olympic Games 2016. (Photo by Leo Correa):
A woman washes clothes in the river. Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 22, 2015. (Photo by Eranga Jayawardena):
The woman drawing water from the lake for domestic use, Myanmar, 22 March 2015. (Photo: Khin Maung Win):
From some pipe in Hyderabad, India runs some water. Local gaining her home on 22 March 2015. (Photo by Mahesh Kumar A.):
to carry water buckets and canisters up - not so easy, India, 22 March 2015. (Photo: Anupam Nath):
bath Admission to the dirty pond not far from Port-au-Prince, on March 21, 2015. (Photo by Andres Martinez Casares):
Right there is washing dirty clothes. Port-au-Prince March 21, 2015. (Photo by Andres Martinez Casares):
deliver drinking water for the slums of Calcutta, March 22, 2015. (Photo by Rupak de Chowdhuri):
For her - drinking water - there is a long waiting list. Kolkata, March 22, 2015. (Photo by Rupak de Chowdhuri):
The seller of water of unknown origin around Yangon, February 10, 2015. (Photo: Soe Zeya Tun):
Art installation during a drought near Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Nacho Doce):