Picturing a #WaterSecureWorld Winners Announced

Magic In The Water: Anthropologist Loren Eiseley once said “If there’s magic on this planet, it’s found in water.” Angola’s Mbovo villagers in Biopio, Benguela Province, are jubilant over their first safe water pump, which saves them hours walking to disease-laden rivers.  Photo credit: Clint Still/JAM International
Members of a community in Benguela Province, Angola, dances with joy after getting their first water pump. Photo credit: Clint Still/JAM International

Global Waters Salutes the Winners of its 2018 Photo Contest

In January, the #WaterSecureWorld photo contest invited readers, project implementers, USAID mission personnel, and other water professionals to submit photos that help illustrate the breadth, scope, and impact of USAID’s efforts to confront and overcome the world’s water challenges.

Photographers from across the globe submitted 119 photos, illustrating water activities in 28 countries and representing more than 30 different USAID activities. Some evocatively capture people’s daily struggle to secure the most basic necessities of life — water. Others convey the transformative effect of a water point, a household toilet, or a community’s involvement in improving sanitation options. Many illuminate the faces on the front lines of USAID’s water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) work — entrepreneurs, engineers, health workers, utility operators, and government officials.

Read the full article in USAID's Global Waters magazine.

Photo Essay
Publication Date: 
30 May 2018
Author credits: 
Chris Holt
Produced By: 
Water CKM Project
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