World Water Day is celebrated Saturday, March 22, and agriculture innovators in many countries are finding ways to use water more efficiently. Eaters and consumers can do their part to save water through the food choices they make each day, long after World Water Day.
Actor Matt Damon vows to go on a 'toilet strike' to publicize the need to bring clean water and better sanitation to millions of people around the world.
Three oiled rock hopper penguins on the island chain of Tristan da Cunha. Thousands of endangered penguins have been coated with oil after a cargo ship ran aground and broke up on a remote British South Atlantic territory. The shipwreck also threatens the lobster fishery that provides a livelihood to one of the world's most isolated communities.
Children on a raft take a seawater bath at a seaside residential area in Makassar, Indonesia, on March 22. The United Nations' World Water Day is held on March 22 every year to increase people's awareness of water's importance in environment, agriculture, health, and trade. This year's theme is 'Water for cities.'
An Afghan boy swings on the occasion of Nawroz, the New Year ceremony, held at the Sakhi shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. In a speech marking the Afghan new year, Vice President Abdul Karim Khalili called on militants to lay down their weapons because the nation would never return to the days of hard-line Taliban rule.
Untreated pools of sewage, some as large as 100 acres, seep back into the sole aquifer that provides freshwater for Gaza’s 1.5 million people. Aid workers are looking at new ways to replenish the aquifer, this World Water Day.
A man dives into a polluted section of the River Yamuna to scavenge for ornaments and coins left by Hindus at the river bank in New Delhi, India, on March 22. On World Water Day, officials say factories are ignoring regulations and dumping untreated sewage and industrial pollution into the river that gives much of the capital its drinking water.
Saving half the water lost through leaky pipes and ill-maintained sewage networks could supply 90 million people with clean water, says a UN report released on World Water Day.