1. Citarum River, Indonesia
2. Ganges River, India
3. Mantanza-Riachuelo River, Argentina
4. Buriganga River, Bangladesh
6...
Citarum river flows through
the Indonesian province of
West Java.It plays an
important role in serving
people great way by...
Ganges or Ganga, is considered
to be the holiest river in
Hinduism.
It originates from the gangotri
glacier in the western...
Originating in the capital city
of Argentina, Buenos Aires,
and empties into the Rio de
la Plata, this river is known
as t...
Buriganga received its term
after its dispatch from the river
Ganges. With difficulty to trace
the channel probability is ...
Yamuna, the largest tributary river of the Ganges,
originates from the yamunotri glacier in the Lower
Himalayas. It passes...
Jordan river originates in west
Asia that flows to the Dead sea.
The river is bordered by the
State of Israel. This river ...
The yellow river which is
also called the Huang He, is
the second longest river in
Asia and the sixth longest
river in the...
Marilao river starts from the uplands of Rizal and flows
through the Metro of Manila, in the Philippines. This river
water...
“Sarnus”, as was known to
the Romans, this river
originates at Mt. Sarno and
passes through Pompeii to
the south of the It...
The term Mississippi refers to
“big river” or “great river”. It
is the main river of the largest
drainage system in the en...
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Polluted rivers

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Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Transcripts - Polluted rivers

  • 1. 1. Citarum River, Indonesia 2. Ganges River, India 3. Mantanza-Riachuelo River, Argentina 4. Buriganga River, Bangladesh 6. Jordan River, Israel 7. Yellow River, China 8. Marilao River, Philippines 9. Sarno River, Italy 10. Mississippi River, U.S.A
  • 2. Citarum river flows through the Indonesian province of West Java.It plays an important role in serving people great way by supplying water for irrigation and agriculture, industry, fishery and also in the electricity production. There are three hydroelectric power plant dams installed in this river.
  • 3. Ganges or Ganga, is considered to be the holiest river in Hinduism. It originates from the gangotri glacier in the western Himalayas, flows south and east through the Gangetic plain of north India entering Bangladesh and merges into the Bay of Bengal.
  • 4. Originating in the capital city of Argentina, Buenos Aires, and empties into the Rio de la Plata, this river is known as the “slaughter creek” in English. It is 64 km long and defines the southern boundary of Buenos Aires federal district. This is a foul smelling river filled with toxic substances released from the household and industrial wastes.
  • 5. Buriganga received its term after its dispatch from the river Ganges. With difficulty to trace the channel probability is that it flowed past Rampur Boalia and terminates into Meghna estuary. This river is one of the most important rivers of Bangladesh and was also one of the main drinking sources along with trade and transportation since the 17thcentury. Ever since the 20th century, the river turned polluted.
  • 6. Yamuna, the largest tributary river of the Ganges, originates from the yamunotri glacier in the Lower Himalayas. It passes through several states of north India before merging with the Ganges at the Triveni Sangam. The river meets the need of nearly 57 million people and accounts for 70% of Delhi’s water supplies.
  • 7. Jordan river originates in west Asia that flows to the Dead sea. The river is bordered by the State of Israel. This river has religious significance, it being the place where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. In the year 1964, the Israelis had built a dam on this river to divert its water to National Water Carriers. But the environmentalists say that these dam constructions have largely disturbed the ecosystem.
  • 8. The yellow river which is also called the Huang He, is the second longest river in Asia and the sixth longest river in the world. Ifinds its origin in the Bayan Har mountains in Qinghai province of western China and empties into the Bohai sea near the city of Dongying in Shadong province.
  • 9. Marilao river starts from the uplands of Rizal and flows through the Metro of Manila, in the Philippines. This river water is the most polluted, arousing a great concern not only to the government of Philippines but also the whole world. The non-profit environmental facility, known as the Blacksmith Institute, tagged this river as one of the world’s 30 dirtiest river in 2008, confirming the level of contamination as “high level”.
  • 10. “Sarnus”, as was known to the Romans, this river originates at Mt. Sarno and passes through Pompeii to the south of the Italian city, Naples. The reason that this water body is regarded as the most polluted river in the whole of Europe is because of the dumping of all the industrial and agricultural wastes.
  • 11. The term Mississippi refers to “big river” or “great river”. It is the main river of the largest drainage system in the entire North America and also acts as the greatest natural and economic resource for the US. This river flows all the way down in the US and rises in the northern Minnesota, meandering slowly. Mississippi river valley is one of the most fertile agricultural region.

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