Application of Geo-Spatial Technologies for Ground Water Quality Mapping of Serchhip District, Mizoram, India

Authors(1) :-F. Lalbiakmawia

Water is one of the most important natural resources for our day to day life. Erratic and irregular availability of surface water leads to exploration and utilization of ground water for irrigation, industrial and domestic purposes. Therefore, the quality of ground water is equally important as its quantity. The present study utilizes Geographical Information System (GIS) technique to map the spatial variation of ground water quality in Serchhip district, Mizoram. Ground water samples were collected from 83 point sources randomly distributed within the area. The concentration of major water quality parameters namely pH, Electrical Conductivity (EC), Total Dissolved Solids, Total hardness, Iron, Chloride, Nitrate and Fluoride have been estimated for all the samples. The spatial variation maps of these ground water quality parameters were generated and utilize as thematic layers. Different classes within each thematic layer were assigned weightages in numerical rating from 1 to 3 as attribute values in GIS environment. Summation of attributes values of the thematic layers were utilize to generate the final ground water quality map. This final map shows the different classes of ground water quality within the district which can be utilize to provide a guideline for the suitability of ground water uses.

Authors and Affiliations

F. Lalbiakmawia
Research Scholar, Geology Department, Mizoram University/Asst. hydrogeologist, PHE Department, Mizoram, India

GIS, Ground Water, Water Quality, Serchhip District

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 6 | November-December 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 938-945
Manuscript Number : CSEIT1726262
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

ISSN : 2456-3307

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F. Lalbiakmawia, "Application of Geo-Spatial Technologies for Ground Water Quality Mapping of Serchhip District, Mizoram, India", International Journal of Scientific Research in Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology (IJSRCSEIT), ISSN : 2456-3307, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp.938-945, November-December-2017.
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