My readers know that I'm an advocate for clean rivers and creeks in the Philippines. Here is an article I wrote about Cleaning up the Rivers of Cebu:
And here are pictures of a creek in Beaune, France (the Wine Capital of Burgundy, France). This creek is clean and has always been clean. The local women washed clothes in the covered area on the righthand side. There is a trough with clean creek water for the washer women. It's practical and beautiful at the same time.
Philippines - let's clean up our creeks and rivers!