Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Mother-with-Child-at-Samrong-Canal-27MZIFIPQE_W.htmlConceptually similarFamily Living at Samrong CanalGP02BASCompleted★★★★Family at Samrong CanalGP02BEBCompleted★★★★Mother with DaughterGP02BAPCompleted★★★★Market at Bangplee Yai TempleGP02BE3Completed★★★★Noodle Restaurant at Bangplee Yai TempleGP02BDZCompleted★★★★Market at Bangplee Yai TempleGP02BE2Completed★★★★Market at Bangplee Yai TempleGP02BE1Completed★★★★Public Health Officers on Samrong CanalGP02BAMCompleted★★★★Informal Housing under BridgeGP02BAOCompleted★★★★View AllGP02BEAMother with Child at Samrong CanalPortrait of a family who have been living along Samrong canal for many generations. Life along the canal has become less popular due to blockage, pollution and the development of roads. Yet, older generations still live and work beside the canals. Along the sides of most canals and the Chao Phraya river are places for social, religious and cultural activities such as temples, markets, hospitals and government offices. Samrong canal in the Samut prakan province is connected to the lower part of the Chao Phraya river. The upper part of the canal is home for thousands of families who use 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:3744px X 5616pxRestrictions:NO FUNDRAISINGKeywords:Asian ethnicities-Canals-Chemical industry-Children-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Mothers-Outdoors-River dumping-River pollution-Toxics (campaign title)-Two people-Water pollution-WomenShoot: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.