Water, a precious resource, is nature's most generous gift to mankind
March 22, International World Water Day is recognized globally as a day when individuals are called upon to focus attention on the importance of water and demand for the sustainable management of clean water resources. The day aims at building awareness about the precious resource that is fast depleting.
In this gallery, we bring to you spectacular images from around the world with a common theme: water. The gallery includes pictures of droughts, floods, homeless children seeking water, residents squabbling over the limited resource, among others.
An earthquake survivor drinks water from a well in a provisional camp at downtown Port-au-Prince October 30, 2010. The unusually high death rate in Haiti's cholera epidemic is slowing as people become aware of the disease and health experts provide treatment, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday. The United Nations' key aim now is to prevent the disease from spreading south to the capital Port-au-Prince and the camps for homeless survivors of the January 12 earthquake, from the northern department of Artibonite where it is concentrated.