A lake is the landscape‘s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth‘s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. The fluviatile trees next the shore are the slender eyelashes which fringe it, and the wooded hills and cliffs around are its overhanging brows.
Henry David Thoreau in ‚Walden‘, 1854
The photos above show and stand here for all the currently polluted waters – rivers and lakes – in Asia, especially in China caused by industrial and human waste. The textile industry is estimated to be responsible for almost 20% of the global water pollution from textile treatments and dyeing.
Find more detailed information f.e. in the Greenpeace report on chemicals in waste water dyeing facilities in Chinese Shishi as well as on sustainablecommunication.org!