My project “Watershed” has won second place at 2023 “Water, Partnerships and Cooperation Photostory Competition” organized by Water Science Policy, under the patronage of UNESCO’s World Water Assessment Program. The story will be featured in a photo-book and displayed in New York during UN 2023 Water Conference. Many thanks to the jury composed by Alice Chautard, (REACH Programme, University of Oxford), Gabriel Eckstein (Professor of Law, Texas A&M University), Michela Miletto (Coordinator, UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme and Director, UNESCO Programme Office on Global Water Assessment), Robert Moore (Policy Coordinator – International Water and Climate Policy, Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management, Netherlands), Silvia Cardascia (Water Resources Specialist, Asian Development Bank and Co-founder, Water Science Policy) and Svetlana Dojcinovic (Professional Photographer).

A pig, a turkey and a dog rest in the shade of some papaya trees in the yard of the Herrera Santos family, in the community of Santa Catarina. Not having access to any water resources, the family buys rainwater collected in a neighbor’s tank to meet their domestic needs. Santiago Ayuquililla, Mexico 2022. © Matteo Bastianelli/AVSI