15 Images for World Water Day 2019

We scoured Shutterstock’s collections to select images for World Water Day that highlight the importance of clean water. See what contributors from around the world envisioned for the organization’s 2019 theme, “Leaving no one behind.”

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.”

Here are a few quick facts from the United Nations powered World Water Day campaign.

2.1 billion

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.

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