• The reservoir behind the Zipingpu dam, which lies just a few kilometres upstream from the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, a 2000-year old structure which harvests summer flood waters.  The new dam has resulted in changing water flow and has caused numerous environmental concerns for local ecosystems. Sichuan Province. 2010
  • The reservoir behind the Zipingpu dam, which lies just a few kilometres upstream from the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, a 2000-year old structure which harvests summer flood waters.  The new dam has resulted in changing water flow and has caused numerous environmental concerns for local ecosystems. Sichuan Province. 2010
  • A young boy and girl play in a dune-buggy next to a reservoir that has dropped in level due to a recent drought, in Hebei Province, China.
  • A digger removes trash from a heavily polluted reservoir in northern Jakarta.<br />
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  • A worker stands near recently cut pieces of timber near the shores of a reservoir in northern Jakarta. Trees are being cleared to enable to the expansion and dredging of the reservoir which is choked with pollution. It is hoped that this will help ease flooding in the local area.
  • Tourists stand next to a reservoir that supplies drinking water to the nearby capital Beijing, in Hebei Province, China. The level of the reservoir has dropped dramatically in recent years according to local residents. A nationwide drought has gripped the country in recent months and years. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. 41 % of China's landmass in classified as arid or desert. Inappropriate farming methods and over cultivation have contributed to the spreading of deserts in China in recent years.
  • A special digger removes mud and trash from a reservoir in northern Jakarta. The reservoir is being dredged to enable the expansion of the reservoir which is choked with pollution. It is hoped that this will help ease flooding in the local area which is home to many of the city's poorest residents.
  • A worker carries a recently cut piece of timber near the shores of a reservoir in northern Jakarta. Trees are being cleared to enable to the expansion and dredging of the reservoir which is choked with pollution. It is hoped that this will help ease flooding in the local area.
  • Factories and slums sit next to one another near a reservoir in northern Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • A Tibetan man looks out onto a reservoir which lies behind the Maoergai Dam. Three villages were flooded when the dam was created leading to the relocation of hundreds of local residents.
  • Insects fly in swarms on the shore of a reservoir in Jakarta. Flooding has caused warnings from the World Health Organisation about the possibility of outbreaks of dengue <br />
-fever caused by mosquitoes that flourish in aquatic systems such as small lakes.
  • An Indonesian woman washes dishes in a slum community on the edge of a polluted reservoir in northern Jakarta. It is estimated over 25% of Indonesians live in slum areas, with more than 5 million people living in slum areas in the greater Jakarta area.
  • A man smoking on the banks of a reservoir in the north of Jakarta. Many of the city's poorest residents live on the banks of the city's waterways making them the most vulnerable to flooding which often ravages the city.
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