Irrigation Water Quality Assessment and Identification of River Pollution Sources in Bangladesh: Implications in Policy and Management

Roy, K., Ansari, Md. S., Karim, Md. R., Das, R., Mallick, B. and Gain, Animesh Kumar (2015) Irrigation Water Quality Assessment and Identification of River Pollution Sources in Bangladesh: Implications in Policy and Management Journal of Water Resource and Hydraulic Engineering, 4 (4). pp. 303-317. DOI 10.5963/JWRHE0404001.

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Abstract

Due to uncontrolled rapid industrialization and the lack of decisive and effective policy framework, river water pollution is posing an increasing threat to surface water irrigation in Bangladesh. In this paper, irrigation water quality and possible sources of pollution in the watershed of the Khiru River have been assessed. Results indicate severe degradation in water quality likely to cause serious damage to crop production. The presence of severe alkali hazards and heavy metals pose further threats to the future. Multivariate analysis suggests that industrial and municipal wastewater may be a possible cause of such degradation. The immediate formulation and implementation of water pollution prevention policies and strategies are therefore recommended to minimize farming threats to 7000 ha of land and 20,000 families depending on the river for survival.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: River Water Quality; Irrigation; Industrial Pollution; Heavy metal; Policy; Management
Research affiliation: UNSPECIFIED
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Kiel University
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.5963/JWRHE0404001
ISSN: 23067705
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 12:53
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2018 13:17
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/39705

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