The theme for World Water Day 2019 is “Leaving no one behind.” So, we’re sharing a collection of Shutterstock images that celebrate that ethos. We scoured our contributor community on Shutterstock to find images for World Water Day that celebrate that central promise, and the importance of the protection and accessibility of fresh water around the world.
When searching for images for World Water Day, we asked ourselves the question: What does “leaving no one behind” in images look like? When you think of images for World Water Day, you generally will think of images of lakes, rivers, and oceans. But what about the people?
Shutterstock Image by Riccardo Mayer
The problem in our environment, is that today billions of people are still living without safe water in households, schools, workplaces, farms, and factories. In 2010, the UN recognized “the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.”
people live without safe water at home
1 in 4
primary schools have no drinking water service
159 million people
collect drinking water from surface water
700 million people
worldwide could be displaced by water scarcity by 2030
Shutterstock Image by Sirisak_baokaew
At Shutterstock, we’re a global company powered by contributors around the world. These contributors have seen these problems first hand, and create images and illustrations that ask important questions.
Here are some images for World Water Day and the 2019 theme of “Leaving no one behind” from the creatives on Shutterstock.
“With cultural and religious significances we need to protect”
Shutterstock Image by Abir Roy Barman
We hope these images for World Water Day 2019 stop you in your tracks. Fresh water is vital to the survival of our world, and we celebrate contributors who bring light to these world issues. Not a contributor yet? Click here to sign up and start submitting images that tell stories.