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Students take part in water monitoring

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 25 2008   /  11:27 am

Students from state junior high school 115 took part in an event to commemorate World Water Monitoring Day on Saturday, testing the water quality of the Pesanggrahan River in South Jakarta. World Water Monitoring Day falls on Nov. 18, when communities around the world organize events to educate and build public awareness on water conservation by engaging people in projects to monitor the quality of local water bodies, according to worldwatermonitoringday.org. One of the students, Arini Natasya, said that before the event, she did not think she could do much to improve Jakarta's environment, but after the event, she knew that every little thing mattered in the long run. She said she used to throw trash into the gutter, but after the event she would discipline herself. "The event taught me that even the smallest thing can become much bigger in the future,...