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Debajo de toda la basura que se ve en la fotografía, aunque no lo parezca, existe un río. El río Citarum a su paso por Yakarta, que a día de hoy posee el triste honor de ser el río más contaminado del mundo.

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Este río que recorre la isla de Java, en Indonesia, proporciona el 80% de suministro de agua a la capital, Yakarta. Soporta una población de 28 millones de personas y ofrece un 20% del producto interior bruto de Indonesia.

La rápida urbanización e industrialización a lo largo de su cuenca en los últimos 20 años ha abocado en un incremento bestial de aguas residuales sin tratamiento, residuos sólidos y efluentes industriales, que afectan a la salud pública y amenaza gravemente la subsistencia de las familias de pescadores pobres.

En muchos casos, estos pescadores continúan subsistiendo gracias al río, pero han tenido que cambiar la pesca por la búsqueda de residuos reciclables. Como se puede ver en las fotografías, las pequeñas barcas con las que antes lanzaban sus redes, ahora les sirven para surcar el mar de basura y recoger todo lo reutilizable.

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Pese a lo aterrador y triste de la situación del río y de la gente que subsiste gracias a él, no todo está perdido todavía. La contaminación está en la parte baja del río, en los aledaños de la capital y todo el resto del río está en perfectas condiciones.

A finales del 2008 el Banco Asiático de Desarrollo concedió un paquete de préstamos al gobierno de Indonesia por valor de más de 500 millones de dólares para la restauración y limpieza de la cuenca del río. El paquete será entregado de forma gradual durante los próximos quince años y apoyará proyectos para el saneamiento y la construcción de plantas de tratamiento de residuos en la cuenca del río y para abastecer de agua potable a las familias pobres que utilizan el río contaminado para la pesca, el baño y la lavandería e incluso para su consumo propio.

Teniendo en cuenta que estas montañas de basura son hoy en día el único modo de subsistencia de centenares de familias, los prestamos también estarán dirigidos a crear 25000 hectáreas de campos de arroz, entregando una hectárea por familia, de lo cual saldrán 25000 familias de agricultores nuevas.

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Esperemos que en unos años, el río Citarum luzca limpio y descontaminado a lo largo de toda su cuenca y que estas fotografías queden como un mal recuerdo.

rio_citarumRío Citarum en su parte alta. Fotografía Panoramio

Fuentes:

guardian.co.uk

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  • Anonymous

    Si seguimos escribiendo puras cosas tristes nada va a cambiar

  • Anonymous

    Empezare a pedir que no me pongan los viveres en bolsa… y dejar de consumir productos con mucho empaque…

  • http://bing hector guapo

    si sigue asi en el año 2014 va estar todo hecho un DESASTRE

  • http://bing hector guapo

    o mi**da que rio mas hecho mi**da i_i

  • http://FACEBOOK YOHEIDI MICHELLE SEGURA GONZALES

    CUANTA CONTAMINACION EN RD

  • Ricardo Angel Duarte Navarro

    Impactante!
    Lástima que los gobernantes del mundo no son visionarios comprometidos; la contaminación del planeta es producto de esa falencia. NO aplican las medidas de mitigación a tiempo con mano férrea; tampoco hacen cumplir la ley como debe ser, además, la falta de cultura y responsabilidad de la población…y los capitalistas e inversionistas mucho menos.

  • karla

    wuao!!!!!!!!!!!!!! k desastre ese rio pura basura

  • http://twitter.com/KameliaPetrova Kamelia Petrova

    English version
    Browse a landfill.
    Beneath all the junk you see in the picture, though not enough, there is a river. The Citarum river passing through Jakarta, which today has the sad distinction of being the world’s most polluted river.
    The river that runs through the island of Java in Indonesia, provides 80% of water supply to the capital, Jakarta. It supports a population of 28 million people and provides 20% of gross domestic product of Indonesia.
    Rapid urbanization and industrialization along the basin over the past 20 years has focused on increasing bestial untreated sewage, solid waste and industrial waste, affecting public health and seriously threatens the livelihoods of fishing families poor.
    In many cases, these fishermen still live by the river, but had to change fishing by searching for recyclables. As you can see from the pictures, the small boats to cast their nets before, now I used to sail the sea of ​​garbage and collect all reusable.
    Despite the frightening and sad situation of the river and the people who subsist thanks to him, all is not lost yet. Pollution is at the bottom of the river, on the outskirts of the capital and the rest of the river is in perfect condition.
    At the end of 2008 the Asian Development Bank granted a loan package to the government of Indonesia worth more than $ 500 million for restoration and cleaning of the river basin. The package will be delivered gradually over the next fifteen years and will support projects for the rehabilitation and construction of waste treatment plants in the basin and provide drinking water to poor families who use the polluted river for fishing , bathroom and laundry and even for his own use.
    Given that these mountains of garbage are now the only livelihood of hundreds of families, loans will also be aimed at creating 25,000 hectares of rice fields, delivering a hectare per family, of which 25,000 farm families will new.
    We hope that in some years, the Citarum River looks clean and decontaminated throughout the basin and these photographs remain as a bad memory.
    By: Kamelia

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002191274708 Seda Arslan

    ı can’t believe what ı saw…this is unbelievable…..this is disaster….pls give them a hand….

  • Anonymous

    IT’s very disappointing and cruel

  • Nuri

    I let the post in english for the people that doesn´t understand! ^^ thanks

    To sail in a dump
    Under all the garbage that is seen in the photo, although it it does not seem, a river exists. The river Citarum to his step along Jakarta, which to today possesses the sad honor of being the river most contaminated with the world.
    This river that covers the island of Java, in Indonesia, provides 80 % of water supply to the capital, Jakarta. There supports a population of 28 million persons and offers 20 % of the Gross National Product of Indonesia.

    The rapid urban development and industrialization along his basin in the last 20 years has entered a beastly wastes water increase without treatment, industrial solid and effluent residues, which they affect to the public health and it threatens seriously the subsistence of the families of poor fishermen.

    In many cases, these fishermen keep on surviving thanks to the river, but they have had to change the fishing into the search of recycable residues. Since it is possible to see in the photos, the small boats with which earlier they were throwing his networks, now they serve to them to furrow the garbage sea and to gather everything reusable.

    Despite the frightening and sad of the situation of the river and of the people who survives thanks to him, not everything is still lost. The contamination is in the low part of the river, in the outskirts of the capital and the whole rest of the river it is in perfect conditions.

    At the end of 2008 the Asian Bank of Development granted a loans bundle to the government of Indonesia at the price of more than 500 million dollars for the restoration and cleanliness of the basin of the river. The bundle will be delivered of gradual form during the next fifteen years and it will support projects for the sanitation and the construction of plants of treatment of residues in the basin of the river and to supply of drinking water the poor families that use the river contaminated for the fishing, the bath and the laundry and even for his own consumption.

    Bearing in mind that these garbage mountains are nowadays the only way of subsistence of hundreds of families, the loans also will be directed to create 25000 hectares of fields of rice, delivering one hectare for family, of which 25000 new farmers families will go out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aileen.beato Ailes Beato

    Are we going to wait for our river to be like this????!!!

  • http://twitter.com/LoriMarchand Lori Irvine-Marchand

    Here you go Ian Somerhalder!!

  • Meredith

    Cuiden el agua es como de su familia no tiren basura a los ríos o mares