Water Quality Monitoring Programme

Water quality monitoring programme by Pakar Scieno TW is designed with the following objectives in mind:-

  • To evaluate water quality trend across Malaysia over a period of time.
  • To identify possible water pollution and pollution control.
  • To understand the environmental fate of different pollutants.
  • To assess the fitness of water for different uses.

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The water quality monitoring programme is divided further into river and marine sub-components.

  • 30 continuous river water quality monitoring stations are deployed across Malaysia.
  • Each continuous monitoring station provides hourly river water quality data to the National Environmental Data Centre monitoring system.
  • Parameters of the continuous river water quality monitoring stations includes DO, BOD, COD, TSS, Ammoniacal-N, Nitrate, pH, Conductivity, Salinity, Hydrocarbon, Temperature, Turbidity, Flow rate, Water Level.
  • Manual river water quality monitoring stations are deployed at 1,353 locations for regular river water quality data analysis.
  • 4 rapid response teams for investigative sampling / special study team are available for deployment upon the request by the Malaysia Department of Environment.
  • 10 continuous marine water quality monitoring stations are deployed across Malaysia.
  • Each continuous monitoring station provides hourly marine water quality data to the National Environmental Data Centre monitoring system.
  • Parameters of the continuous marine water quality monitoring stations includes dissolved oxygen, salinity, temperature, turbidity, electric conductivity, pH, Chlorophyll-a, CDOM, PAH/Hydrocarbon.
  • Manual marine water quality monitoring stations are deployed 388 locations at coastal area, islands, estuaryand Straits of Johor for regular marine water quality data analysis.
  • 7 monitoring buoys for Investigative sampling / special study team are available for deployment upon the request by the Malaysia Department of Environment.