Peri Urban Freetown (IMAGE) Bangor University Caption This photo is taken between two neighbourhoods looking up a stream near Freetown, Sierra Leone. In the foreground you can see two children extracting water from a well to water small vegetable gardens behind them. In the middle ground, a group of women and children are washing clothes and themselves in the stream and up the slope and behind the banana trees, the residential dwellings, some of which are in construction. You can also observe, rubbish littering the catchment, building materials in the form of boulders, some of which have been arranged to reduce erosion and landslip and dotted about some mature trees, some of which show evidence of having branches removed for fuelwood. Credit Professor Kenneth Lynch Usage Restrictions Single use in relation to this story only. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.