The effect of anthropogenic activities to the decrease of water quality

N. V. Sidabutar, I. Namara, Djoko Mulyo Hartono, Tri Edhi Budhi Soesilo

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The raw water in Jakarta is supplied from Jatiluhur Dam, which is distributed pass through West Tarum Canal with an open canal about 70 km long. This water quality does not meet the standard set by the government and heavily polluted by anthropogenic activities along its river. This research uses a quantitative research approach with the mix-method. This research did an in-depth interview with inhabitants along the riverbank about their daily activity. The water along the riverbank is polluted by anthropogenic activities, such as: first: domestic activities (washing, cooking, and bathing), second: littering into the river, and third: discharging waste water from households into the river. This present research measures water quality for parameters pH, temperature, Dissolved Oxygen (DO), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Total Dissolved Solid (TDS), Total Suspended Solid (TSS), and Fecal coliform. In this social segment, it is shown that pH, DO, TDS and Fecal coliformin the downstream part are worse than in the upstream.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012034
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017
Event2017 7th International Conference on Environment and Industrial Innovation, ICEII 2017 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 24 Apr 201726 Apr 2017

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