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The state of our rivers: back to basics

Zainudin, Zaki (2011) The state of our rivers: back to basics. Berita Ensearch, 1 (1). pp. 3-5.

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ssues pertaining to environmental awareness amongst the Malaysian public have gained tremendous ground in the past decade, with participation from the media, authorities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs ), pushing the subject matter forward. The exposure covers a wide array of topics in- cluding air, land and river pollution. However, for some of the younger generation, who were brought up in an urban setting, the meaning and importance of a clean river remains rather elusive. For most the part, urban river systems are polluted due to anthropogenic (man-made ) activities within a river ba- sin; take for example Sg. Galing Besar in the Sg. Kuantan basin, shown in Figure 1 below. The river has been channelized and is overwhelmed with various contaminants entering it. The high organic pollution level results in severe oxygen depletion, “choking ” aquatic species particularly those, which are more sensitive.

Item Type: Article (Magazine)
Additional Information: 6601/3222
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA170 Environmental engineering. Sustainable 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 > TD172 Environmental pollution
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD194 Environmental effects of industries and plants
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: 28 Sep 2011 09:03
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2012 12:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3222

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