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Seawater intrusion in the coastal aquifers of India - A review

Massive withdrawal of groundwater resources due to population growth and rapid industrialization has led to seawater intrusion into the coastal aquifers across the globe. The problem is an emerging...

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The pharmaceutical disposal practices and environmental contamination: A review in East African countries

The aim of this review was to analyze the available information on methods used in disposing of unused or expired pharmaceuticals in East African countries and the possibility of environmental contamination....

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Assessing the impacts of river bed mining on aquatic ecosystems: A critical review of effects on water quality and biodiversity

River bed mining, an activity crucial for meeting the demands of construction and infrastructure development, has raised concerns about its potential adverse impacts on aquatic ecosystems. This critical...

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Ecological consequences of microplastic pollution in sub-Saharan Africa aquatic ecosystems: An implication to environmental health

Microplastic pollution (MPs) emerged as a significant environmental concern due to its persistent nature. These MPs particles endure in waters, soils, and even the atmosphere, posing potential threats...

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Investigating drinking water quality, microbial pollution, and potential health risks in selected schools of Badin city, Pakistan

This study investigated drinking water quality in public, private, and religious schools in Badin city, Pakistan. Physicochemical parameters were within limits except for slightly elevated pH and turbidity....

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Application of SWAT hydrological model for assessing water availability at the Sherigu catchment of Ghana and Southern Burkina Faso

Water is an important resource needed in every aspect of life, e.g. human habitats, economic prosperity, food security, etc. There is a need to simulate and quantify the availability of water using...

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A critical review on groundwater level depletion monitoring based on GIS and data-driven models: Global perspectives and future challenges

The present study aims to thoroughly review GWL depletion monitoring studies completed between 2000 and 2023 based on data-driven models and GIS approaches from a global perspective. The review summarizes...

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Impact of urban wastewater reuse for irrigation on hydro-agro-ecological systems and human health risks: A case study from Musi river basin, South India

Use of wastewater for irrigation remains a disagreement among policymakers and researchers. However, it is fact that wastewater may contains many contaminants including heavy metals that can negatively...

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Addressing water scarcity challenges through rainwater harvesting: A comprehensive analysis of potential zones and model performance in arid and semi-arid regions–A case study on Purulia, India

Water scarcity in arid and semi-arid regions is a critical global concern, necessitating innovative solutions to address increasing water demands in these vulnerable areas. This study focuses on tackling...

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Application of System Thinking Causal Loop Modelling in understanding water Crisis in India: A case for sustainable Integrated Water resources management across sectors

India is one among the high risk countries susceptible to water stress and as a result of exponential population growth, industrialization and rapid urbanization the per capita water availability is...

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Groundwater quality evaluation using water quality index and geospatial techniques in parts of Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, South India

The main aim of this research is to evaluate the quality of groundwater in parts of Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh, for drinking and irrigation purposes. Groundwater samples were collected from...

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Optimizing ciprofloxacin removal from water using jamun seed (Syzygium cumini) biochar: A sustainable approach for ecological protection

Scientific interest in antimicrobial pollutants, such as ciprofloxacin, has increased. Due to spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, resistance genes, and their dissemination to the environment. Therefore,...

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GIS-based multi-criteria analysis for identification of potential groundwater recharge zones - a case study from Ponnaniyaru watershed, Tamil Nadu, India

Groundwater is one of the most vital natural resources; spatially varying in quality and quantity. Increased urbanisation and population creates tremendous pressure on the quality and quantity of the...

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Rainfall and temperature dynamics in four Indian states: A comprehensive spatial and temporal trend analysis

Climate change poses a significant global challenge, impacting rainfall and temperature patterns worldwide. To assess regional and temporal changes, we conducted a trend analysis on mean monsoon rainfall...

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Surface runoff estimation of Sind river basin using integrated SCS-CN and GIS techniques

Rainfall and runoff are the significant hydrologic component in the water resources assessment. Numerous methods are available to estimate runoff from rainfall; however, the SCS-CN method remains the...

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Comparative assessment of wetland water quality from rural and urban area of Aurangabad District, Maharashtra, India using water quality index

The wetland is one of the main water resources, which mainly gets contaminated from sewage or wastewater disposal, encroachment, commercial and industrial activity. In view of this current study compares...

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GIS-based assessment of soil erosion and sediment yield using the revised universal soil loss equation (RUSLE) model in the Murredu Watershed, Telangana, India

The current investigation was conducted in the Murredu watershed, situated in India. The essential datasets, such as the digital elevation model (DEM), soil, land use land cover (LULC), and rainfall...

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Revisit hydrological modeling in ungauged catchments comparing regionalization, satellite observations, and machine learning approaches

Understanding hydrological processes is achieved using modeling approaches due to the extensive and complex interactions between various environmental elements. Hydrological modeling is based on empirical...

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Arsenic in groundwater from Southwest Bangladesh: Sources, water quality, and potential health concern

Arsenic (As) poisoning in groundwater has become one of the greatest environmental concerns around the world. In this study, As concentration in the groundwater samples (depth: 52–70 m) of southwestern...

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Potentialities and development of groundwater resources applying machine learning models in the extended section of Manbhum-Singhbhum Plateau, India

Groundwater is essential for living earth including ecosystem functioning and development of society worldwide. In recent times, demand and pressure on groundwater resources are progressively increasing...

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Simulation of monthly streamflow using the SWAT model of the Ib River watershed, India

The objective of the study is simulating the streamflow and predicting water balance components using Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model for Ib River watershed in Mahanadi River basin. Tropical...

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Assessment the impacts of land cover and climate changes on rainwater harvesting systems using remote sensing and runoff model in some Wadis of West Matrouh – Egypt

The aim of this study is to evaluate the potential changes in land cover and their impacts on rainwater harvesting systems, with a focus on Egypt's northwestern coastal region. To accomplish this objective,...

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Dynamics of surface water and groundwater quality using water quality indices and GIS in river Tamsa (Tons), Jalalpur, India

Water samples were collected along the Tamsa river and adjacent groundwater in 2019 and 2020, and analyzed for pHh, temperature, TDS, EC, TH, major ions, and trace elements. Statistical and spatial...

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Variations of groundwater turbidity in the Bandung regency, Indonesia: From community-used water quality monitoring data

One of the physical parameters used as an indicator of groundwater quality is turbidity. The high level of turbidity in community groundwater is a problem in Bandung Regency. The turbidity concentration...

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Physicochemical and geochemical analysis of groundwater quality in Ilaporu, Ogun State, Nigeria, for domestic and agricultural usage

The inhabitant of Ilaporu settlements solely depends on groundwater for domestic and agricultural purpose as a result of scarcity and contamination of surface water. The present study therefore aimed...

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