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[May Free Report] Water Quality in the Pasig River

by William Park | 31-05-2023 23:43 recommendations 0

Water quality is a crucial environmental issue that affects the well-being of both ecosystems and human populations. The Pasig River in the Philippines is an example of a water body facing significant challenges in terms of water quality and associated risks. With a length of 27 kilometers, the Pasig River serves as a vital water resource for the Metropolitan Manila region, but its degradation has raised concerns.

One of the primary contributors to the deterioration of water quality in the Pasig River is industrial and domestic pollution. Unregulated waste disposal and untreated sewage from surrounding communities and industries find their way into the river, contaminating the water and harming aquatic life. According to a study conducted by the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) in 2019, the water quality index of the Pasig River was classified as "Class D," which indicates that the water is unfit for any beneficial use.

Recognizing the urgency to address this environmental crisis, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided significant funding to mitigate the impacts of climate change and improve water quality in the Pasig River. The ADB's assistance has supported various initiatives such as the construction of wastewater treatment facilities and the implementation of solid waste management programs along the riverbanks. These efforts aim to reduce pollution and restore the health of the river ecosystem.

The results of these interventions have been somewhat promising. According to recent reports, the water quality of the Pasig River has improved, with some sections now classified as "Class C" or suitable for recreational use. This positive trend, although small, shed light on the possibility of a future of clean water supply to the surrounding communities.

In conclusion, the water quality impacts of the Pasig River in the Philippines have been detrimental to the environment and public health. However, with the support of organizations like the ADB and the commitment of the government, some efforts have been made in mitigating pollution and improving water quality. Continued efforts and investments are crucial to ensuring the long-term sustainability and revitalization of the Pasig River.



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James Mentor

  • James Mentor says :
    Hello again William!! This is your mentor James.

    For this report, you've mentioned about the Pasig river in the Philippines, illustrating the concerns for pollution and international efforts to restoring the water quality. Unregulated discharge of municipal waste and sewage water would definitely harm the underwater ecosystem and eventually the overall sanitation level in adjacent communities. I sincerely hope that the effort continues to make progress so that the water quality index of the Pasig River becomes Class B in the near future!

    Thanks for writing such a meaningful report! Great work.
    Posted 24-06-2023 14:23

Yewon Mentor

  • Yewon Mentor says :
    Hello William! Again, this is your mentor Yewon.

    In this report, you have written about water quality in the Pasig River in the Philippines!
    It is very impressive that the water quality has improved through various efforts to overcome the pollution caused by industries.
    In this progress, I think the fund of ADB was quite significant. I hope more institutions would recognize the importance of the environment and put efforts to recover the environment!

    Thank you for your report and let's keep up the good work!
    Posted 04-06-2023 13:05

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