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Benchmarking river water quality in Malaysia

Zainudin, Zaki (2010) Benchmarking river water quality in Malaysia. Jurutera. pp. 12-15. ISSN 0126-9909

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Abstract

The water quality status of rivers in Malaysia has always been a cause for concern for various local authorities, government agencies as well as the public at large. Rivers in Malaysia are generally considered to be polluted with coherent examples such as Sg. Klang in Selangor (shown in Figure 1.1), Sg. Juru in Penang and Sg. Segget in Johor. From physical observation alone, one can deduce that something is not right with the current water quality condition of these rivers. From a scientific perspective though, it is still necessary to quantify the degree of pollution, in order to manage the pollution issues in a systematic and optimised fashion.

Item Type: Article (Magazine)
Additional Information: 6601/2954
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interim National Water Quality Standards (INWQS), Water Quality Index (WQI), Malaysia
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA170 Environmental engineering
T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering > TC401 River, lake, and water-supply engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD169 Environmental protection
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD201 Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Zaki Zainudin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 14:57
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2011 14:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/2954

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