Flashcards in Cairo- Problems In LEDC cities Deck (12)
What were the causes of air pollution?
Increased car use
Factories have no regulations and burn fossil fuels
What were the effects of air pollution?
Visual pollution - smog
Health problems asthma
Contributes to global warming
What were the attempt to manage air pollution?
Filters on chimneys
Monitoring and enforcing regulations on factories
What were the causes of water pollution?
Old sewage system
Sewers don't extend to all areas
High population growth = sewers can't cope
What were the effects of water pollution?
Sewage on streets
Contaminated drinking water
What were the attempts to manage water pollution?
Sewers have been extended to poor areas
Traditional collectors now have a licence to collect in poor areas and recycle ♻️
What were the causes of traffic?
Old cars = more pollution
What were the effects of traffic?
Air and noise pollution
Can cause health problems- asthma
What are the attempts to manage traffic?
Built a metro link
New ring road built
What were the causes of the housing problem?
Not enough housing for population
High birth rates and high rates of migration
What are the effects of the housing problem?
High population density = 33000 people per square km
People bought houses illegally on state owned irrigated own lands which was reserved for farming and food