UN Water Photobanks and Photo Galleries

This section provides a selection of UN water and sanitation related photobanks and photo galleries.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

>> Photo gallery: Dealing with Drought. A selection of photos on drought in the Horn of Africa.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

>> IAEA ImageBank. Type the search term "water" to retrieve water-related photos.

United Nations Photobank

UN photos on unmultimedia.org may be used to further the aims and work of the United Nations. They cannot be used for advertising, marketing or in ways which are inconsistent with the Organization's mission. Publications fees apply when the images are used in commercially published print monographs, including textbooks.

>> Photo selection: Water
Keywords: Access to water, Children, Droughts, Energy, Floods, Food, Informal settlements, Sanitation, Water quality, Water scarcity.
>> Photo stories: Pakistan floods
Keywords: Floods.
>> Photo stories: 'This beautiful, fragile Earth'
Keywords: Drought, Ice
>> Photo stories: World Water Day 2009. One Earth, Limited Resources: Sharing water across borders
Keywords: Access to water, Droughts, Gender, Health, Transboundary waters, Water quality, Water scarcity.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

>> Photo essay: Children and water
Keywords: Access to water, Children, Droughts, Gender, Health, Hygiene, Rural, Sanitation, Water quality, Youth.
>> Photo essay: Drought in northern Kenya
Keywords: Africa, Children, Droughts, Food.
>> Photo essay: Drought in southern Somalia
Keywords: Africa, Children, Drought.
>> Pakistan's children after the floods
Keywords: Asia, Children, Floods.
>> Photo essay: Progress for Children: Water and Sanitation
Keywords: Access to water, Children, Droughts, Floods, Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, Urbanization, Water quality, Water scarcity.
>> Photo essay: Surviving Pakistan's floods
Keywords: Asia, Children, Floods, Health, Sanitation, Water quality.
>> Photo essay: Water and sanitation in Darfur's camps
Keywords: Access to water, Africa, Children, Gender, Sanitation.
>> Photo essay: West and Central Africa's sanitation crisis - Part I of II
Keywords: Access to water, Africa, Education, Hygiene, Informal settlements, Sanitation.
>> Photo essay: West and Central Africa's sanitation crisis - Part II of II
Keywords: Africa, Children, Health, Hygiene.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

>> UNESCO Photobank
Introduce the search term "water" to retrieve water-related photos.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

>> Deserts and Desertification – Don't Desert Drylands!
Keywords: Desertification, Drylands.
>> Global Outlook for Ice and Snow
A selection of high resolution photos from the report 'Global Outlook for Ice and Snow' (2007).
Keywords: Climate change, Ice, Snow.
>> Water – Two Billion People are Dying for It!
Keywords: Access to water, Droughts, Floods, Water quality, Water scarcity.
>> World Environment Day 2007: Arctic and polar images. A selection of photos from the polar regions.
Keywords: Climate change, Ice, Snow.

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)

Free downloadable photos; acknowledge the source by marking the images with Copyright © UN-HABITAT.

>> Photo gallery: Water Sanitation and Infrastructure
Keywords: Access to water, Cities, Education, Gender, Hygiene, Informal settlements, Sanitation, Water infrastructure, Water quality.
>> Photo gallery: Risk and Disaster Management
Keywords: Disaster reduction, Floods.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

>> OCHA Photo gallery: Climate change
Keywords: Climate change, Droughts, Floods.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

>> UNFPA Photo library. Type the search terms "water" and/or "sanitation".

UN-Water

>> World Water Day 2011 Photo Galleries
Keywords: Urbanisation, Urban areas, Water, Sanitation.
>> World Water Day 2010 Photo Galleries
Keywords: Ecosystems, Health, Water quality.
>> World Water Day 2009 Photo Galleries
Keywords: Transboundary waters.
>> World Water Day 2008 Photo Gallery 1
Keywords: Access to water, Health, Hygiene, Sanitation.
>> World Water Day 2008 Photo Gallery 2
Keywords: Access to water, Health, Hygiene, Sanitation.

World Bank

>> Water supply photo gallery. Photos featuring water supply issues in different regions of the world.
Keywords: Water supply.
>> Climate change collection. An extensive photo gallery on climate change, including some on climate change impacts on water.
Keywords: Climate change.
>> World Bank Photolibrary. Type the search term "water" to retrieve water-related photos.

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UN Documentation Centre on Water and Sanitation
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Water publications from the UN

>> Bimonthly Publications Review 22 [PDF document. - 1.3 Mb]
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