24 May 2011 - Indonesia. Young girls play with a boat made of pomelo fruit on the river banks of the Citarum River, Bandung, hoping that in the future they can still play in its waters. The Citarum is one of the biggest and the longest river in West Java, which is currently used as a water source for around 40 million people in Indonesia. Sadly, it is now severely polluted by industries located along the river basin. Greenpeace 'Hidden Consequences' report shines a spotlight on the polluted conditions of many of our iconic rivers, and calls for urgent action to protect the livelihoods of the people and wildlife that depend on these waterways, and the life-sustaining resources they provide, by demanding that policy makers commit to a Toxic-Free Future.
© Yudhi Mahatma / Greenpeace