3.8 Conclusion

In this third chapter, you have learned about:

  • How water is contaminated as a result of natural processes
  • Water contamination as a result of human activity
  • What the major sources of water pollution are in Myanmar and their causes
  • The effects of chemical and biological pollution and what can be done.

Myanmar’s water bodies are facing increasing pollution from agricultural chemicals (pesticides and fertilizers), industry, mining, urban development and inappropriate disposal of sewage.

A joined-up approach to water management is needed and in Chapter 4 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , you learn more about water management in Myanmar and what integrated water resource management is.