A RESEARCH REVIEW FRAMEWORK OF RIVER CORRIDOR DEVELOPMENT IN WATER QUALITY STUDIES
Keywords:river water quality, river water pollution, WQI, Sungai UTM, research framework
River water quality become ‘victim’ of human development through agricultural, industrial, residential, sewage treatment plant, municipal waste, and commercial activities. These research studies carry out to investigate, identify, and determine the water quality condition through WQI methods towards Sungai UTM. Generally, the research objective is to assess the water quality of UTM River based on Water Quality Index (WQI) through an assessment of the BOD, COD, SS, NH3N, DO, pH; to determine the pattern of land use along the UTM potentially contributing to pollution of the River UTM; and recommended UTM River corridor plan for the preservation of water quality of the River UTM. Meanwhile, the scope of the study is focus on Sungai UTM, which flow through Faculty of Civil Engineering, college cafeteria, Faculty of Electrical and to UTM hockey field. The importance of this study is to determine the level of the river water quality UTM, as well as identify contamination within the river basin. Therefore, research framework become initiative towards this research study in assist to archive the objective study in solving issues and problems involve with river water pollution.