Archives For World Rivers Day

Today is World Rivers Day!
We draw attention to rivers today to find out why our rivers are so special and important, what threats they face and what we can do to help improve the health of these life giving water systems.

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Today’s photo of the week celebrates World Rivers Day.

World Rivers Day is held on the last Sunday of September and is a day to recognise the importance of rivers all around the world. It is a chance to reflect on the environmental, economic, recreational and cultural benefits that rivers provide.

“Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense.”
~ Mark Angelo


Andrea Schaffer captured this photo along Rob Roy Track. It shows a stream as it flows down from a glacier, through Mount Aspiring National Park, and down to meet the West Matukituki River.