For the past three years I have photographed humans' relationships with water.
The scarcity of water affects the lives of 2.8 billion people, 1.2 billion of which don't have access to clean drinking water.
Besides the realities of critical water levels, my biggest realisation in producing this body of work was that our relationship with water is not a symbiotic one; water is essential to our existence, yet we - its users - are a threat to the element itself.
These photographs were shot in Cambodia, Malawi, Tanzania, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Georgia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Turkey, Namibia and Vietnam. My work can be viewed at ianmcnaughtdavis.com