http://ourdhakacity.blogspot.com/2010/07/is-it-our-buriganga.htmlhttp://buriganga-river.blogspot.com/2011/02/dholai-khal-canal-polluted-in-dhaka.htmlBuriganga River and Dholaikhal canal flowing??? Through Dhaka , Bangladesh
http://www1.american.edu/ted/projects/tedcross/xseap17.htmSpread of disease / pests / insects / infections…
Where are the major rivers?
These images were acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua and Terra satellites. The image show Bangladesh wrapped on east and west by India. The Ganges River, flowing in from the west, and the Brahmaputra, flowing in from the east, join in Bangladesh and flow together out to the Bay of Bengal
Thick haze and fog settled over much of China on October 28, 2009. In this photo-like image captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite, the thickest of the gray-brown haze conforms to the low-lying contours of the Yellow River Valley and the western half of the North China Plain near the Luliang Mountains
This is a town on the Ganges about 250 miles from the Himalayas. As deforestation upstream enables dirt to be carried away by erosion from monsoons it flows down stream. When the water slows the dirt (silt) falls out of the water and builds up. Once built up it can block or divert water that comes down in the next monsoon.
Putnam CountyMiddle School 7th Grade Social StudiesSouthern and Eastern Asia
Standards• SS7G10 The student will discuss environmental issues across Southern and Eastern Asia. – a. Describe the causes and effects of pollution on the Yangtze and Ganges Rivers. – b. Describe the causes and effects of air pollution and flooding in India and China.
Environmental Issues of South and East Asia The Yangtze River, the longest in Asia and the third longest in the world, is expected to benefit 800 million people after the South- to-North Water Diversion Project is realized. However, the river on which so many already rely has suffered severe pollution far beyond many peoples imagination. By 2003, industrial and urban daily wastewater exceeded 25 billion tons along the Yangtze, 90 percent of which was untreated, and the drinking water of more than 500 cities threatened.The river is facing six big crises: deforestation, silting, earlier dry seasons, degraded drinking water,threatened wildlife, damage to sluices and power stations, and damage to the rivers natural self-cleaning processes.There is insufficient planning and not enough motivation to clean up their act, whilst the law providesno consistent redress and offers too many loopholes.Currently, 62 counties in Sichuan have no independent environmental supervision mechanisms, andthe existing 36 county-level mechanisms are unable to enforce environmental law.
Environmental Issues of South and East Asia Yangtze River PollutionHow hungry would you have to be to eat a fishfrom this river?
Environmental Issues of South and East AsiaNowYamuna river, theare hugethe their own butpollution is been completely devoid ofThe these the main main contributor to the couple with this with fact that IndiasAnother the main issues of on pollution contributors are those in industry -Some ofof problemsGanges riverGanges riverGanges has the vast irrigation networksholiesthave croppedcasethe pastof the leather of Varanasi, is consideredvastthe ofall water andspecifically at feedbanks of the ton industry who use vast aswhich river, in this up tothoseIndias ever expanding population - Theseamountsspecifically sea life for the 15 year!pilgrimage site with tens of thousands of surely Thanks to globalisation,month tonetworks of and other toxins and chemicals. filter off thethe cityfrom the Gangeschromium canals and ditches slowly but pilgrims entering water everybathe, wash, sip and drink the alarming drop in the water levels, especially in the dryand its subsidiaries causing an water.international, national and local government this trend seems unlikely to getThe river is now a leading cause of infant and child mortality rates, skin problems andseason.better with more and more factories cropping up every week and all runningmore, serious disabilities –under a distinct lack of regulations.
Environmental Issues of South and East Asia Raw SewageChromium pollutes the Gangesturning it toxic and poisonous
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Environmental Issues of South and East Asia What are the affects of polluted waters? Fishing and fisheries – pollutants can outright kill the fish or create an environment where algae can grow depleting the oxygen for the fish. Oddly enough people now want bottled water, which takes 2 bottles of water to make, and then the plastic bottle ends up back in the water as trash. Sewage in the water produces bacteria such as Hepatitis A, E. coli, and giardia which can cause gastroenteritis, cholera, chronic diarrhea and possible death. Untreated trash such as fishing line or six pack holders can kill and maim wildlife Pollution can become so bad in ports and harbors that trade could be suspended to help keep the pollution from spreading. Garbage can jam up Hydro-electric Power plants. Garbage and pollutants can make irrigation useless, poisoning the very food eaten. What other issues can you think of???
Environmental Issues of South and East Asia The Kyoto Protocol The Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty which focuses on preventing or decreasing global warming. Air pollution is one of the main concerns of global warming. What causes air pollution? When did the first big (man made) increase occur?
Environmental Issues of South and East Asia Acid rain that kills forests and can ‘melt’ buildings Asthma Ozone Depletion that leads to skin cancer Global Warming If the world is getting warmer and the glaciers melt what would happen to Miami? What other issues can you think of?
Environmental Issues of South and Eastduring the reservoir’s 21 sluice gates.SURAT, India — Early on a Monday morning Asia Water then did what waterAugust monsoon, after several days of torrential rains, does. It surged downriver,the engineers in charge of a massive dam about 50 miles swallowing this city of threeupstream from this diamond-polishing hub faced a million people like a hungryharrowing crisis. With water brimming well past the beast. The diamond lanes ofpermitted levels at the 350-foot Ukai Dam, according to India became a warren ofofficial records, and the skies showing no sign of relief, muck and ruin.the engineers apparently threw open the In less than three days, at least 120 people died. More than 4,000 animal carcasses were later hauled out of the mud. Two weeks after the floods, Surat’s diamond- polishing factories were practically empty of workers, who had fled fearing disease. An industry group estimated the losses at $60 million.
Environmental Issues of South and East AsiaWhat are some causes of flooding? We covered a big one last Monday.
Environmental Issues of South and East Asia What Causes do we have for flooding?
Environmental Issues of South and East Asia A landslide in early August in Gansu killed at least 1,239 people and left 505 missing. More than 305 million people in 28 provinces, municipalities and regions especially the southern and central provinces and regions of Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong,Floodwaters in south-west Guangxi, Chongqing Municipality, Gansu,Chongqing municipality, Sichuan and Guizhou, and theafter torrential rains hit northeastern province of Jilin have beenareas along the Yangtze affected, while at least 4.66 million peopleriver. have been evacuated because of the risk of flooding and landslides in the latter half of June.
Environmental Issues of South and East Asia• SS7G10 The student will discuss environmental issues across Southern and Eastern Asia. – a. Describe the causes and effects of pollution on the Yangtze and Ganges Rivers. – b. Describe the causes and effects of air pollution and flooding in India and China.
Environmental Issues of South and East Asia Assignments: Map Quiz 1 page essay I will grade them and get them back to Mr. Rogers Monday.