• CHINA. Beijing. A young Muslim family in their restaurant. 2005
  • A boy jumps over a water channel on local farmland near Kanpur. Local water channels are laced with toxins, released from the nearby leather-producing tanneries. The water goes directly onto farmland, feeding into the local food chain, resulting in serious health problems for many locals.
  • A man stands near farmland on the outskirts of the city of Kanpur. Local water channels are laced with toxins, released from the nearby leather-producing tanneries. The water goes directly onto farmland, feeding into the local food chain, resulting in serious health problems for many locals.
  • A young bit stands on farmland on the outskirts of the city of Kanpur. Local water channels are laced with toxins, released from the nearby leather-producing tanneries. The water goes directly onto farmland, feeding into the local food chain, resulting in serious health problems for many locals.
  • CHINA. Beijing. Electicity pylons in a suburb north of Beijing feed electricity into the city.  2009
  • CHINA. Beijing. Houhai lake in central Beijing is fed by a series of irrigation channels that feed water into the capital. 2009
  • A child sits next to a vat used for burning leather trimmings on the outskirts of the town of Kanpur. The leather is burned, dried and then used as fertilizer and chicken feed.
  • Sheep walk down a road on the Tibetan Plateau.  Sand dunes in the background hint at the challenges the region faces with increasing desertification. The region is known as Sanjiangyuan, or Three Rivers Headwaters, as it is the source of the Yangtze, Mekong and Yellow Rivers which feed millions of people who live downstream.
  • A yak stands near a water channel in the town of Sershul, in northern Sichuan Province on the Tibetan Plateau. The region is known as Sanjiangyuan, or Three Rivers Headwaters, as it is the source of the Yangtze, Mekong and Yellow Rivers which feed millions of people who live downstream.
  • A severely polluted waterway in the town of Sershul, in northern Sichuan Province on the Tibetan Plateau. The region is known as Sanjiangyuan, or Three Rivers Headwaters, as it is the source of the Yangtze, Mekong and Yellow Rivers which feed millions of people who live downstream.
  • CHINA. Beijing. Electicity pylons in a suburb north of Beijing feed electricity into the city. 2009
  • A Tibetan woman washes a carpet in small river running through the town of Sershul, in northern Sichuan Province on the Tibetan Plateau. The region is known as Sanjiangyuan, or Three Rivers Headwaters, as it is the source of the Yangtze, Mekong and Yellow Rivers which feed millions of people who live downstream.
  • CHINA. Beijing. Water aquaducts feed water into the capital. 2009
  • A Tibetan woman stands near her vehicle on the grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau. The region is known as Sanjiangyuan, or Three Rivers Headwaters, as it is the source of the Yangtze, Mekong and Yellow Rivers which feed millions of people who live downstream.
  • A local farmer paddles out into his shrimp pond to feed his stock. The development of commercial shrimp ponds is one of the major causes of mangrove destruction in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province. Over the past century, the world has lost over 50% of its coastal mangroves. They have been cleared mainly to make way for commercial shrimp and fish farms. The unique trees which live in salt water are valued for the ability to protect shorelines and are home to a diverse array of flora and fauna. 2010
  • A young boy plays in a water channel in the town of Sershul, in northern Sichuan Province on the Tibetan Plateau. The region is known as Sanjiangyuan, or Three Rivers Headwaters, as it is the source of the Yangtze, Mekong and Yellow Rivers which feed millions of people who live downstream.
  • A young boy stands near the banks of a small river running through the town of Sershul, in northern Sichuan Province on the Tibetan Plateau. The region is known as Sanjiangyuan, or Three Rivers Headwaters, as it is the source of the Yangtze, Mekong and Yellow Rivers which feed millions of people who live downstream.
  • A man walks along the banks of the Ganges River near the city of Kanpur. Black leather trimmings line the banks as they dry and are prepared for being turned into fertiliser and chicken feed. The city of Kanpur is notorious for having some of the country's worst water pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry.
  • A man opens a vat used for burning leather trimmings on the outskirts of the town of Kanpur. The leather is burned, dried and then used as fertilizer and chicken feed.
  • A cat peers out from a collection of water pipes that feed into an apartment building in the Penjaringan community in central Jakarta. <br />
Overpopulation and the influx of people into Jakarta is putting more pressure on the groundwater reserves underneath the city.
  • A family relaxes on top of a pile of leather trimmings at a dumpsite on the outskirts of the city of Kanpur. The trimmings are discarded from the nearby tannery factories and burnt, dried and then re-used as fertiliser and chicken feed.
  • Pigs feed on domestic trash, on the banks of the Ganges River in Kanpur.
  • A woman sits near a furnace used for the burning of leather trimmings to make fertiliser and chicken feed on the outskirts of the city of Kanpur. The area is now highly toxic having received the city's industrial waste for many years. Workers have little to no protection.
  • A man sits near a vat used for burning leather trimmings on the outskirts of the town of Kanpur. The leather is burnt, dried and then used as fertiliser and chicken feed.
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