RESTORATION OF A RIVER HAS TO CONSIDER ITS ECOLOGY FUNCTION

Bernas, Siti Masreah (2008) RESTORATION OF A RIVER HAS TO CONSIDER ITS ECOLOGY FUNCTION. In: International Conference On Indonesian Inland Waters "System and Its Utilization", 17-18 November 2008, Palembang.

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    Abstract

    One of the topics to conserve ecosystem is to restore river naturally. Restoration is the process of returning damaged river ecosystem to its condition prior to disturbance. Restoration of river should be based on its function, it means to return the river condition (physic and biology) and as a natural condition as part of watershed or flood plain areas. Some rivers were just as waterways in Japan before the year of 1900, but those conditions are changed nowadays. Itachi, Hikiji, Izumi and Matsue Rivers have been restored and have increased ecological condition. The restoration was based on consideration of flora and fauna life, thus rlvers were constructed by laying some rock or stone, grow wild plants, and leave some space at the edge of the river before concrete wall. Then function of the river is also for a recreation site. In Palembang city, we have not considered a river as part of an ecosystem, the river is just as a drainage system, for example Sekanak River. Actuattv, this wav of thinking has to be changed before its too late. There is one river in Palembang (exactLy in "Taman Purbakata Karang Anyar"), where its condition is ecologically good. It is showed by many living creatures such as fresh water shells, fishes, shrimps, crabs and flora in the river (field investigation). Thus this river may be used as a good example in order to restore the river ecologically. But further physical and biotogical investigations are needed to make a river not just as part of ecosystem but also as a domestic need and recreation place for our future generation.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture > Department of Soil Science and Land Resources
    Depositing User: Dr. Siti Masreah Bernas
    Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2012 20:21
    Last Modified: 11 May 2014 11:54
    URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/648

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