Limits to water pollution need to be identified and enforced
1986 the Ganga Action Plan sought to introduce water treatment works on the R. Ganges.
However, the increasing population was not taken into account and water quality has since deteriorated.
In Shanghai the Huangpu river is the main water supply for the city, and in the last 10 years water quality has fallen as 4 million m3 of untreated human waste enter it daily. The Huangpu and Suzhou rivers have been the target for improving water quality. A World Bank loan of $200 million was granted in 2000
Turn your book on its side and draw the table below in your books. Cut out the solutions from the sheet and stick them in your book in the correct category. Then shade green the successful solutions and red the unsuccessful ones.
Water Pollution Air Pollution Waste Disposal
Key Terms Match the terms on your sheet A process in which an increasing proportion of the population are employed in the manufacturing sector of the economy A means of disposing of waste by digging a large hole in the ground and then lining it before filling it with rubbish Collection and subsequent reprocessing of products such as paper, aluminum cans, plastic containers and mobile phones, instead of throwing them away Putting harmful substances into the air such as carbon dioxide Companies that spread their operations around the world in an attempt to reduce costs Putting poisonous substances into water courses such as sewage, industrial effluent and harmful chemicals Safely getting rid of unwanted items such as solid waste Water Pollution Transnational Corporations (TNCs) Air Pollution Recycling Landfill Disposal of Waste Industrialisation