Due to natural and human disturbances, freshwater bodies in urban areas are degrading fast.
It may seem obvious, but it is impossible to overstate the importance of water. Water is the basis for all living ecosystems, and is crucial to all of our social and economic activities. The aquatic habitats in urban areas provide a wide range of benefits to cities and citizens, and they also harbor a great diversity of wildlife, such as birds.
Inadequate protection of the quality and supply of freshwater can limit sustainable development and quality of life in urban areas. Effective water management is crucial for the future of ecosystems, industries, and communities. On this project, you’ll work to support good management. You’ll study the causes of water pollution through water quality analysis and field-based experimentation. You’ll also record the bird species in the area to get a sense of biodiversity at the site.