Gross Pollutant Traps to Enhance Water Quality in Malaysia
AP Dr. Mohd Ahmed Hafez, Datin Prof. Ir. Dr. Lariyah Mohd Sidek, Ir. Hidayah Basri, Dato’ Ir. Mohd Azmi Ismail, AP Dr Rohayu Che Omar
For years, the lands in Cameron Highland have been opened and leveled for agricultural farming and intensive crop production. The overall agricultural coverage is relatively small and is mostly done on steep slopes. The high usage of fertilizer and pesticides by local farmers, accompanied by the increase in the frequency of major storm events had given rise to high levels of soil erosion and environmental pollution. In this study, a guideline has been stablished to be used by the local authorities and farmers to conserve soil, protect the natural waterways and the surrounding environments from man-made pollutions.