I’m posting this “Amusing Monday” entry two days early, because today is officially World Water Day, as declared by the United Nations.
I guess the timing is not that important. After all, I don’t expect anyone to go out and march in a World Water Day parade, or fire off water pistols in celebration, or even drink water in excess and then sleep in the next morning. But if you are inclined to celebrate, you may as well celebrate the essential value of water.
The photos on this page are the top choices of Facebook voters in a contest sponsored by World Water Day.
The picture of the white tiger, called “Water Preserves the Earth,” is said to demonstrate that all creatures need water, yet the tiger realizes that this water is polluted and hesitates to drink it.
The second photo, called “Water Gives Energy,” illustrates the hope of a future when all children have access to a safe supply of water.
A slide show of the best photos submitted in the context can be
found on the
World Water Day Flickr page.
Finally, the two videos below provide a strong contrast between technologies available to produce a clean supply of water for everyone.