From Deterioration to Restoration – The Buckingham Canal


This paper presents the case study about Buckingham canal within the Chennai city limits. The canal is subjected to immense degradation and pollution from a huge amount of domestic and industrial waste entering into it. The restoration of water quality is a major challenge to environmental managers. The study area is divided into 3 parts and identifies the critical pollutants affecting the canal during its course through the city. Solutions are recommended to minimize the critical parameters and make the canal purposeful.

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