The Research – River of Life

Lead Project Scientist: Dr. Kalithasan Kailasam, Global Environment Centre

In Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia, FreshWater Watchers gathered data which is contributing to a river monitoring programme, the River of Life programme initiated by Global Environment Centre (GEC), targeting the Klang River in the Greater Kuala Lumpur area.

Human activities along the Klang River are affecting the river water quality and biodiversity; the nature and diversity of aquatic life in the river is determined mainly by the water quality and availability of suitable habitat.

The River of Life aims to transform the Klang River into a vibrant and livable waterfront with high economic value. FreshWater Watchers in Kuala Lumpur helped to monitor the river environment and water quality of the River Klang over a three year period to support the River of Life Initiative.

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