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Brooklyn-based award-winning photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz has travelled around the world, highlighting the impact of the global water crisis for his essay Water Stories. The photographic project presents images and stories of our global water crisis in the polluted rivers of Brazil, the fisheries of China, and the elaborate sewers of New York City. His body of work covers eight countries on four continents, and is supported by Water Aid, Earth Watch, WWF, VSCO, and the UN.

A boy swims in the Paraguay River in Cáceres Brazil

A boy swims in the Paraguay River in Cáceres Brazil

A citizen science leader tests the East River in Astoria Park in the Queens borough of New York City, USA

A citizen science leader tests the East River in Astoria Park in the Queens borough of New York City, USA

A fish farmer cuts grass to feed carp in the Hongxianxi Sustainable Fishery in Hubei Province, China

A fish farmer cuts grass to feed carp in the Hongxianxi Sustainable Fishery in Hubei Province, China

A sewer pipe underneath Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx borough of New York City

A sewer pipe underneath Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx borough of New York City

An aerial view of deforestation in Tangará da Serra, Mato Grosso, Brazil

An aerial view of deforestation in Tangará da Serra, Mato Grosso, Brazil

An aerial view of Lower Manhattan in New York City, USA

An aerial view of Lower Manhattan in New York City, USA

Men inspect a net on the Ganges riverbed near the barrage Kanpur, India

Men inspect a net on the Ganges riverbed near the barrage Kanpur, India

The Three Gorges Dam in Yichang Hubei Province, China

The Three Gorges Dam in Yichang Hubei Province, China

Women and children gather at a hand pump in Osukputu, Benue, Nigeria

Women and children gather at a hand pump in Osukputu, Benue, Nigeria

Women pull water from a well in the Thar desert, where temperatures hover at 122°F on summer-days in Bewatoo, Tharparkar, Pakistan

Women pull water from a well in the Thar desert, where temperatures hover at 122°F on summer-days in Bewatoo, Tharparkar, Pakistan

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