Evaluation of groundwater quality for irrigation in Bangladesh using Geographic information system

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Title:Evaluation of groundwater quality for irrigation in Bangladesh using Geographic information system
Creators:
Shahid, Shamsuddin; sshahid_ait at yahoo dot com; Department of Applied Physics & Electronics, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh
Chen, Xiaoyong; School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
Hazarika, Manzul Kumar; School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
Journal or Publication Title:
Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, 54, 1, pp. 3-14
Uncontrolled Keywords:Groundwater Quality, Irrigation, GIS, Bangladesh

Abstract

About 75% of water for irrigation in Bangladesh comes from groundwater. As the crop yield is directly related to quality of water used for irrigation, an assessment of groundwater suitability for irrigation is essential for the growth of food production and poverty eradication. An attempt has been made in this paper to study the suitability of groundwater for irrigation in Bangladesh. Geographic information system (GIS) is used for the processing of groundwater quality data collected from 113 locations sporadically distributed over the country and the preparation of groundwater quality maps. The result shows that groundwater of the southwestern part of Bangladesh, which comprises 22.5% area of the country, is highly affected by salinity and sodium hazards. Groundwater in 10.54% area of the country is also contaminated by Arsenic above the permissible level recommended for irrigation.

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Title:Evaluation of groundwater quality for irrigation in Bangladesh using Geographic information system
Translated title:Vyhodnotenie kvality podzemnej vody pre závlahy v Bangladeši pri využití Geografického informačného systému
Creators:
Shahid, Shamsuddin; sshahid_ait at yahoo dot com; Department of Applied Physics & Electronics, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh
Chen, Xiaoyong; School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
Hazarika, Manzul Kumar; School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
Uncontrolled Keywords:Groundwater Quality, Irrigation, GIS, Bangladesh
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Mathematics, Physics and Earth Sciences > Institute of Hydrodynamics > Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics
Volume:54
Number:1
Page Range:pp. 3-14
ISSN:0042-790X
Publisher:Institute of Hydrology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Hydrodynamics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
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ID Code:5901
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:08 Jun 2010 16:48
Last Modified:08 Jun 2010 14:48

Citation

Shahid, Shamsuddin; Chen, Xiaoyong; Hazarika, Manzul Kumar (2006) Evaluation of groundwater quality for irrigation in Bangladesh using Geographic information system. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, 54 (1). pp. 3-14. ISSN 0042-790X

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