Kondisi air Sungai Batanghari yang keruh dan berlumpur membuat ribuan masyarakat lokal tidak dapat menggunakan air sungai. Air minum yang tercemar lumpur juga menyebabkan gangguan kesehatan terutama pada balita.
Zulfa Amira currently sits as the general manager of the AmiraRiau.com, a local media in Riau Province. However, she's still writing for the website and also working freelance for Kanaldesa Lokadata.id. During her journalism career, Zulfa has received many story grants from AJI, SIEJ, Mongabay, Indonesia Germany Cooperation, and others. She's also the winner of FJPI writing competition on RUU PKS issue.