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Type :article
Subject :GE Environmental Sciences
ISSN :1755-1307
Main Author :Mohmadisa Hashim
Additional Authors :Nasir Nayan
Hanifah Mahat
Yazid Saleh
Title :The impact of ecotourism on the water quality in sedim river, kedah, malaysia
Place of Production :Tanjung Malim
Publisher :Fakulti Sains Kemanusiaan
Year of Publication :2021
Notes :IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Corporate Name :Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
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Abstract : Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
This study was aims to evaluate the impact of ecotourism on the water quality in the Sedim River Recreation Centre, Kulim Kedah, Malaysia. Ecotourism activity development, such as chalet construction, homestay, recreation for picnics, kayaking and proper disposal of solid wastes in the area, will affect the quality of Sedim River. The period of this study was conducted between February to April 2018, with six time water sampling during this period. Sample water quality was then analysed using the Water Quality Index (WQI) in situ and in the laboratory, as set by the Malaysian Department of Environment. Dissolved Oxygen (DO), Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Ammonia Nitrogen (NH3N), pH and Suspended Solid (SS) were used as water quality parameters. The findings show that the value of WQI Sedim River is in Class I and II, with WQI=92.3 as an average value that safe for raw water supply, suitable for fish rearing and water activities such as water rafting and kayaking. This shows that the unpolluted and clean status of the Sedim River water allows ecotourism activities to go further and at the same time can attract foreign tourists to come. Although, management will have to take more precise measurements of the water and plan for any development activities to be undertaken in the future to maintain the clean condition status of the Sedim River water quality. ? Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.


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