Man spends 19 years planting trees to save village from drought

Motivator: Farmer Sadiman poses in a wood in his neighborhood in Dali hamlet, Geneng subdistrict, Wonogiri regency, Central Java. Sadiman is trying to convince locals that the water shortage problem that happens during dry seasons can be partly solved by planting trees on the denuded hills.(JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi)

A 65-year-old man from Wonogiri regency, Central Java, has managed to turn his drought-prone village into a groundwater-rich region by leading a campaign to replant trees on a nearby hill for the past 19 years.

Maninjau-See / West Sumatra

Massensterben im Maninjau-See. In der Provinz West Sumatra verendeten plötzlich Tausende Fische. Die Einheimischen grillen sie eigentlich mit Kokos und Gewürzen, eingewickelt in Bananenblättern. Nach zwanzig Jahren intensiver Fischzucht gilt der See allerdings als zunehmend verdreckt.

The Most Polluted River in the World, Citarum River, Indonesia

Citarum River, Indonesia

The Citarum has been called the world's most polluted river. Around 5 million people live in the river's basin, and most of them rely on its flow for their water supply. Heavy pollution of river water by household and industrial waste in the Indonesian province of West Java is threatening the health of at least five million people living on the riverbanks, say government officials and water experts. via from design you trust< posted by Dmitry