Sustainable Sanitation and Impact of Sewer Discharges on Receiving Water in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Automated monitoring of water quality has been carried out using Hydrolab Datasonde 4a’s and YSI datasondes at various locations on the Mekong, Tonle Sap, and Bassac Rivers and in the Tonle Sap Lake since 2004
Mercury is used by gold miners in rural areas of Cambodia to extract gold in a simple fashion. The high price of gold has resulted in a ten-fold increase in mining activity in four years.
Pesticide imports for Cambodia doubled between 1989 and 1998 and increasing pesticide use is likely to continue.
The project was run in the summers of 2008 and 2009 and the project partners included Asian Institute of Technology, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Resource Development International – Cambodia, and Eastern Mennonite University.
This initiative was a collaborative effort between the Geography and Planning Department at Buffalo State, the Department of Geography at Chiang Mai University, and the Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University.
The city of Phnom Penh is experiencing growth and, with this growth, an increased level of air pollution. The most obvious form of air pollution is airborne particles that are attributed to increased vehicle traffic in the city - vehicular exhaust and re-entrained dust.
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