Climate activists protest in parched reservoir

STORY: Activists laid on the ground of the reservoir, which was at 10% of capacity after a severe drought, while some sheep appeared to drink from the little water that remained in the area.

Members of the environmental and human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Fridays for Future, WWF and Extinction Rebellion, called for the defence of natural resources and human rights.

The United Nations opened its first conference on water security in almost half a century on Wednesday with a plea to governments to better manage one of humanity's shared resources.

A quarter of the world's population relies on unsafe drinking water while half lacks basic sanitation, the U.N. said. Meanwhile, nearly three quarters of recent disasters have been related to water.