Civil engineering students from Kalay Technical University conducted a series of tests in and around Chin State’s Rih Lake on Thursday in an effort to assess the lake’s water quality and environmental conditions.
The students’ research focused on assessing the water’s turbidity/transparency, electrical conductivity, pH balance and alkalinity, as well as its nitrite, phosphate, chlorine and iron levels.
They also conducted a miniSASS test, which determines the health of a body of water based on which small organisms are present.
“They came to study the water quality of the lake as a field trip to support their studies,” U Lalpeklawma, the head of public relations for Rihkhawdar, where the lake is located, told Khonumthung News.
Twenty-nine students took part in the study tour, along with five lecturers from the university’s civil-engineering department.
The tour was led by Prof. Aye Phiyar Byethadame.
After completing their field research, the students will return to their university in Sagaing Region to do further tests in the laboratory and will then report their findings.
The students have also studied water distribution in the Chin State capital Hakha and environmental conditions around Kalay airport in Sagaing Region and Falam airport in Chin State.