Sungai Semenyih Water Pollution

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Environment is an ecological community or the complex of physical, chemical and biotic factors that act upon an organism and ultimately determine its form and survival.(The Editors of Encylcopedia Britannica,2014). It is important for us to help maintaining and preserve this balanced ecosystem for the younger generations that are yet to come to this world. However, we often took for granted for this matter which rapidly changing our environment. When the environment changed, many problems started to occur such as natural disaster and different types of weather patterns. There are many major environmental problems such as global warming, natural resource depletion, pollution and deforestation. However, there would be only several environmental…show more content…
The rivers in Selangor are highly vulnerable to pollution due to the government’s inefficient town and land-use planning and insufficient of supervision and enforcement by the various local authorities. Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia (AWER) President, S.Piarapakaran blamed the government entirely because lack of enforcement.He added most of the pollutant came from the factories. Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant had to stop their operations because the level of ammonia and manganese in the water keep rising and last February, the reading of ammonia in the water exceeded the 1.5mg per litre standard that is set by the Health Ministry leads to the water cut off which affected about 22,000 households in the Hulu Langat and Kuala Langat areas. Piarapakaran said that existing law,Environment Quality Act 1974 and Water Services Industry Act 2006 should be enough to punish the wrongdoers if it is been enforced…show more content…
In Dak To District’s Vietnam, Tan Canh Commune claimed that in order to water their coffee bushes,they are forced to use polluted water pumped from the Poko River. He also added that the water had a stench smell and contained starch residue probably from the two new cassava processing plants upstream. The usage of the contaminated water will reduce the productivity of the coffee. Tran Thin said that his family’s coffee productivity had decreased gradually in the past two or three years from three tonnes to 2.7 tonnes and 2.2 tonnes. Last November, Kon Tum Province’s environmental crime prevention department found that Fococev was illegally discharging untreated waste into the Poko River. Complaints had been made by the local but the lack of enforcement leads to the pollution of the Poko River. Meanwhile in India, on average, to produce 1kg of cotton consumes 22,500 litres of water, according to research done by the Water Footprint Network which mean these water cannot be used for anything else because it has either evaporated or is too contaminated for reuse. “India’s water problems are well-known in the country and pollution is everywhere. Disagreement lies in the solutions,” says Arjen Hoekstra, professor in water management at the University of Twente in the Netherlands.The India government, hopes to use engineering to increase the amount of water, said Hoekstra which make it possible to grow cotton

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