The European Environment Agency has launched the annual photo competition in order to raise awareness about a pressing environmental issue. The 2018 edition focuses on the importance of clean water for all living things on our planet.
The WaterPIX photo competition is open!
Water is everywhere. From the tiniest cells in our body, to vast oceans. Life on Earth — people, animals and plants — depends on it. Plants and animals need water to thrive and to survive. In many ways, we need to take better care of this vital resource. On the one hand, we extract large amounts from its natural setting to meet our needs. We release pollutants into our rivers, lakes and seas, where they accumulate over time. We change riverbeds, build dykes, trawl the ocean floor and catch more fish than nature can replace. On the other hand, we put in place measures to reduce pollution in water, overfishing and overuse of our water resources.
Every year, the EEA organises a photo competition to raise awareness about an environmental issue and allow Europeans to share their takes on that issue. This year’s competition WaterPIX focuses on the importance of clean water for all living things on our planet.