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Abstract

Purpose of the study: The study aims to provide an overview of urban water quality and the degree of eutrophication in Dhaka’s freshwater systems, and to discuss control strategies to combat eutrophication. 


Methodology: The paper systematically reviews available scholarly and non-scholarly materials, and summarizes the findings from recent field investigations. This review paper is based on data and information collected from sixty-four previously published papers on the subject matter. 


Main Findings: Owing to rapid urbanization and increased industrialization, Dhaka faces various water resource management challenges and struggles to provide adequate water for its residents. Nutrient enrichment (e.g., phosphorus and nitrogen) of Dhaka’s water bodies is a serious threat to overall water quality. Future climate conditions are expected to create favourable conditions for algal and potentially toxic cyanobacteria growth in water bodies.


Applications of this study: The findings of the review may be used to identify in situ treatment technologies for the remediation of Dhaka’s water bodies. The gathered information may also aid in implementing and enforcing water pollution regulations, and provide a coordinated focus for environmental policy.


Novelty/Originality of this study: The study highlights the potential consequences of changing climate on the water environment of Dhaka, with a specific emphasis on water quality and nutrient pollution. The paper summarizes the current knowledge of the possible effects of changing climate in Dhaka’s water bodies and presents measures to control eutrophication.

Keywords

Water Pollution Urbanization Eutrophication Nutrient Enrichment Climate Change

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Gazi-Khan, L., & Haque, S. E. (2022). A review of the current status of water quality and eutrophication in Dhaka’s water bodies. International Journal of Students’ Research in Technology & Management, 10(2), 01-09. https://doi.org/10.18510/ijsrtm.2022.1021

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