20 Photos of Healthy Rivers

Water makes the world go round.

It is estimated that only one percent of the world’s fresh water supply is available for human use, in the form of rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and other above and below ground sources. Given the world’s impending water crisis, it’s more important than ever that we keep our water sources clean and free of impurities. This Earth Month, take a moment to appreciate this photo selection of healthy rivers, then learn more about the world’s water issues from our vault.

(above) Trento, Italy

Susquehanna River Valley, Pennsylvania, USA

Luckiamute Falls, Falls City, Oregon

Southern Ontario, Canada

River Dodder, Dublin, Ireland

Horseshoe Bend, Glen Canyon, Arizona

Farningham, England

Munnar, Kerala, India

Budd Creek, Yosemite National Park, California

Red Deer River, Alberta, Canada

Strassel, Oregon

Firehole River, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Chirkhuwaa Khola, Khanbari, Nepal

Moor Brook, Dartmoor, England

Amazon River, Peru

Vuoksa River, Russia

Jessica Marati

Jessica Marati currently resides in New York City and covers travel and sustainability for EcoSalon. Catch her weekly column, Behind the Label.