Use of Water Quality Index in Water Quality Assessment: A Case Study in the Metro Manila

Regmi, Ram K. and Mishra, Binaya K. (2016). Use of Water Quality Index in Water Quality Assessment: A Case Study in the Metro Manila. Water and Urban Initiative Working Paper Series. United Nations University.

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    Author Regmi, Ram K.
    Mishra, Binaya K.
    Title Use of Water Quality Index in Water Quality Assessment: A Case Study in the Metro Manila
    Series Title Water and Urban Initiative Working Paper Series
    Volume/Issue No. 7
    Publication Date 2016-03
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher United Nations University
    Pages 4
    Language eng
    Abstract Over the last 20-30 years, most of the water bodies in Metro Manila have become increasingly threatened. The deteriorating quality of the river systems is directly linked to the inadequacy of the existing sewage systems in the Metro Manila area and untreated wastewater discharged from domestic, agricultural, commercial and industrial sources. This paper examines the water quality of the Pasig River system in Metro Manila using the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment water quality index (CCME WQI) for aquatic ecosystem and recreation purposes. Four water quality parameters were used to determine the CCME WQI at fourteen different sampling stations. Analysis of the data revealed that the water quality is poor. With regard to the use of river water in the study area, this study is expected to present valuable information to policy makers, administrators, water managers and local people.
    UNBIS Thesaurus WATER QUALITY
    Keyword Metro Manila
    Water quality index
    Aquatic ecosystem
    Recreation
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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