Woman fills pail with water harvested from village roofs near Nairobi Kenya, adaptation, solution to drought. See Drought. See Africa
Aid funds provided roofing, pipes and concrete tank for village water harvesting near Nairobi Kenya, an adaptation, solution to drought. See Drought. See Africa
Nepalese girl drinks from discarded plastic bottle to get last drop of water. Pure water increasingly scarce in Nepal. See Himalaya. See Africa
A majority of urban poor and tenants in the core city areas of Nepal are dependent on ancient, increasingly polluted public water sources like this one in Bhaktapur.
Like thousands of urban poor, a woman lugs water from the Manga Hiti spouts, in Patan Durbar Square, Nepal.
Downpour of torrential rain from a thunderstorm super cell draws a curtain across the San Pedro River valley, Arizona.
Pump spews out groundwater into a canal for irrigation in area of almond orchards, rice, fruits and vegetables north of Sacramento, California. May 2014. See Dought
Groundwater is pumped into an irrigation ditch near Biggs, Butte County California, where almond orchards, kiwi and other fruit and vegetables are grown. May 2014.
Part of the California State Water Project at Highway 132 near Modesto. 70 percent of the water from mountains and stored in reservoirs goes to urban areas, both industry and 2/3 of the state’s population, and 30 percent goes to agriculture. The Project makes deliveries to two-thirds of California's population
Irrigation canal of the Modesto Farm Water Coalition flows through nut orchards and tree fruit, strawberry and other crop fields, serving 3,100 agricultural customers who irrigate close to 60,000 acres with water from the Tuolumne River. See Agriculture
Newly installed irrigation system in new almond orchard near Modesto, California, spurts water. Almond orchards drink up three times more water than is used in LA.
Water waste is everywhere in the agricultural system, from overwatering to evaporation loss from canals to leaky irrigation systems. New almond orchard near Modestro, California. See Agriculture