What Matters, a new anthology by David Elliot Cohen, continues to make waves with its water-focused photojournalism. CNN recently featured a photo essay by Circle of Blue contributing photographer Brent Stirton and the Pacific Institute’s Dr. Peter Gleick
The slide show, narrated by Gleick and featuring Stirton’s photography, highlights the global water and sanitation crisis. Gleick writes:
“Water is the key to life. It is fundamental to all human activities. Water grows the food we eat, generates the energy that supports our modern economies and maintains the ecological services on which we all depend. Yet billions of people worldwide still lack access to the most basic human right: safe, clean, adequate water.”
Watch the slide show.
Circle of Blue’s east coast correspondent based in New York. He specializes on water conflict and the water-food-energy nexus. He previously worked as a political risk analyst covering equatorial Africa’s energy sector, and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa. Contact: Cody.Pope@circleofblue.org