Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Housing-at-Samrong-Canal-27MZIFIPQ0_R.htmlConceptually similarHousing of the Klong Mahawong CommunityGP02BDDCompleted★★★★Informal Housing under BridgeGP02BAOCompleted★★★★Temple at Samrong CanalGP02BFZCompleted★★★★Dao Khanong CanalGP02BCOCompleted★★★★Dao Khanong CanalGP02BCRCompleted★★★★People Living at Samrong CanalGP02BATCompleted★★★★People Living at Samrong CanalGP02BAUCompleted★★★★Mother with DaughterGP02BAPCompleted★★★★Family at Samrong CanalGP02BEBCompleted★★★★View AllGP02BECHousing at Samrong CanalPoor residential living along the canal. Samrong canal in the Samut Prakan province is becoming a famous location for the informal sector, where they squat and grow water vegetables and catch fish for their income. The canal is connected to the lower part of the Chao Phraya river. The upper part of the canal is home for thousands of families who uses the water for their livelihoods, such as fishery, aquaculture, agriculture, transportation, and daily domestic use such as cleaning and washing. The water quality deteriorates as it travels downstream.Locations:Chao Phraya River-Samut Prakan-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:18 Aug, 2010Credit:© John Novis / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Aquatic plants-Canals-Chemical industry-Day-Houses-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-River dumping-River pollution-Rivers-Toxics (campaign title)-Water pollutionShoot:Chao Phraya River DocumentationRiver and water use documentation of the Chao Phraya river. The Chao Phraya River basin is the largest in Thailand, draining approximately 30% of thecountry. Along its course this river passes through several cities, including Bangkok, andultimately flows into the Upper Gulf of Thailand. After passing through Bangkok, and before entering the Gulf, the Chao Phraya flows through Samut Prakan Province. A number of large canals connect to the Chao Phraya in this province, an area that houses a wide range of industrial facilities. A recent Greenpeace report reveals hazardous chemicals in the discharges from these factories, and high levels of toxic pollution in the canals. The study shows the presence of heavy metals, hormone disrupting chemicals, and human carcinogens in water and sediments.