Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Sanam-Chai-Canal-27MZIFIPGUHD.htmlConceptually similarSanam Chai CanalGP02BFPCompleted★★★★Traditional Housing on the CanalGP02BCICompleted★★★★Children Playing in Phraya RatchamontriGP02BD1Completed★★★★Children Playing in CanalGP02BD7Completed★★★★Children Playing in CanalGP02BD8Completed★★★★Children Playing in CanalGP02BD9Completed★★★★Children Playing in Phraya RatchamontriGP02BFWCompleted★★★★Children Playing in Phraya RatchamontriGP02BFXCompleted★★★★Dao Khanong Canal in BangkokGP02BCNCompleted★★★★View AllGP02BFOSanam Chai CanalDaily life along the Sanam Chai canal. The informal settlements are common in many areas along the canals and below the bridges are most favored by the poor because of the shade and accessibility. The canal is connecting to the lower part of the Chao Phraya river. The canal is a 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.Locations:Bangkok-Chao Phraya River-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:21 Aug, 2010Credit:© John Novis / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Asian ethnicities-Canals-Chemical industry-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-River discharges-River dumping-River pollution-Rivers-Small group of people-Toxic waste-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.