Daily Dose Pick: Our Thirsty World

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National Geographic puts a new spin on a classic subject, using cutting-edge photographic technology to build a sweeping portfolio of the past and future of water on Earth.

From agriculture, industry, and religion to conservation, commerce, and mythology, no aspect of human life is unaffected by the presence — or increasingly, the absence — of fresh water. Water: Our Thirsty World, a special issue of NatGeo and related exhibition at LA’s Annenberg Space for Photography, tackles this fluid topic in light of dire resource-war scenarios and nature’s evaporating majesty.

View the issue on NatGeo‘s website, find out what you can do to help, browse images and videos from the exhibition, and if you’re in LA before June swing by and see it in person.

Photo by J Stanmeyer

Photo by L Johnson

Photo by E Burtynsky

Photo by J Stanmeyer

Water is Life

Photo by P Pellegrin