700 Indian villagers waded through their filthy, dying river and brought it back to life

Don’t waste your time, people reportedly told a self-organized group of villagers in South Kerala who wanted to resurrect their once-teeming river. According to local Indian press, years of industrial pollution transformed the Kuttemperoor River into a giant cesspool that produced nothing but disease and devastation. Located in Alappuzha district, the river’s width reportedly shrunk from 120 feet to 20 feet, and all traces of aquatic biodiversity vanished. But 700 people facing a chronic drought…

from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/700-indian-villagers-waded-through-their-filthy-dying-river-and-brought-it-back-to-life
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