Gallery of Fresh Water

Gallery of Fresh Water

  • see caption Distribution of drinking water in North Darfur. Millions of people around the world do not have access to clean drinking water. Photo credit: UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran.
  • see caption A partially buried skeleton in the drought-affected region of St. Louis, Senegal. Photograph by R B Reed.
  • see caption This cracked earth in Senegal is created by a lack of water and intense heat. Photo credit: UN Photo/Evan
  • see caption The Muir Glacier in Alaska in 1941 (left) and 2004 (right). Global warming has caused much of this glacier to melt. Photo credit: Glacier Photograph Collection, National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology.
  • see caption A glacier in Alaska in 1940 (left) and 2005 (right). Global warming has caused much of this glacier to melt. Photo credit: 2005 photo taken by Bruce F. Molnia. Courtesy of the Glacier Photograph Collection, National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology..
  • see caption A glacier in Switzerland. Global warming has caused many glaciers to shrink. Photo credit: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre.
  • see caption A rice field in Vietnam. Growing rice requires a huge amount of fresh (non-salty) water. Photo credit: UN Photo/Kibae Park.
  • see caption Seawater flows through these giant tanks of sand in a process that converts it to fresh drinking water. Photograph by Dima Sasyl.
  • see caption A bird’s nest is surrounded by trash-filled water.
  • see caption Contaminated water in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Pollution can poison drinking water and create major health problems. Photo credit: UN Photo/Kibae Park.
  • see caption The Missouri River during normal conditions (left) and in severe drought (right). Photo credit: NASA/GSFC/METI/Japan Space Systems and the U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team.
  • see caption The Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Wetlands in Kansas, shown from 2010 (left) to 2012 (right), has suffered severe drought. Photo credit: U.S. Department of the Interior / USGS and NASA.