Maldives - Environment



Maldives Environment 1980
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Environmental issues in the Maldives include dwindling freshwater supply and inadequate sewage treatment. Recent estimates indicate that the nation's water supply may be exhausted in the near future, and population increases have created a sanitation problem that threatens the waters surrounding this island nation. Another significant environmental problem is a rise in sea levels due to global warming. The islands are particularly susceptible to flooding. Environmental preservation is complicated by the unique problems of a nation consisting of 1,200 islands spread over 510 miles of the Indian Ocean. Preservation of the desert island ecology, protection of marine life and coral reefs, and coconut tree rehabilitation are additional environmental goals. The hawksbill turtle, green turtle, and blue whale are on the endangered list.

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Aug 27, 2010 @ 8:20 pm
yeah. this all are true and a very short summary of environmental problems in maldives. but i think there are many challenges we can include in this article, that we have faced!let me know what is the opinion of scientist they tell about the challenges? and whats the encouragement u they need from public?
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Feb 7, 2014 @ 4:04 am
There should be proper planning for resources as well as waste management. Efficient water treatment plants and setting up of high standards of discharge is necessary. Space must be allocated for solid waste management and it reuse. waste to energy plants can reduce the volume of final waste left which is basically glassy and hence non pollution.

To summarize my suggestion is to recycle the black and gray waste waete as in Singapore's new water , solid waste is saperated and digested and bio gas can be captured to dry completely the solid waste..waste to energy plants with pyrolysis will used the dried pellets and other wastes to produce electricity

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