The 22nd of March is the World Water Day. Following the success of first and second editions, we are happy to announce the launch of the III LEQUIA photo contest to celebrate World Water Day 2016. The topic is WWD 2016 edition’s topic: “Water and Jobs”.
The jury will assess the quality and originality of the photograph, and its capacity to express the objectives and values of World Water Day 2016. Participants should send a picture in Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #WorldWaterDayLEQUIA from Friday the 4th March 8 a.m. to Tuesday the 22nd March 2016 12 a.m. The twit should mention @LEQUIA_UdG account. The winner will be awarded with 100€ plus the book "Decisions on urban water systems: some support". Additionally, a selection of the pictures received will be shown through LEQUIA and UdG websites and social networks.
WWD2016, “Better water, better jobs”
In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. 23 years later, World Water Day is celebrated around the world shining the spotlight on a different issue every year.
Today, almost half of the world's workers - 1.5 billion people - work in water related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on water and those that ensure its safe delivery. Yet the millions of people who work in water are often not recognized or protected by basic labour rights. The theme in 2016 - water and jobs -show how enough quantity and quality of water can change workers' lives and livelihoods - and even transform societies and economies.
We invite you to take part in the contest and send pictures on “Water and Jobs”! You can get inspired by watching the official trailer of Water World Day 2016, visiting United Nations web on this celebration, or having a look at pictures submitted to the constest's 2015 and 2014 editions.
Do not forget to read the attached rules of contest!
Photo: “When less is much more” by Èric Pairet (@ericpairet), winner of contest's 2015 edition devoted to "Water and Sustainable Development"