E3S Web Conf.
Volume 37, 2018The Sixth International Congress “Water, Waste and Environment” (EDE6-2017)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Protection of Water Resources – Groundwater Contract|
|Published online||25 May 2018|
Assessment of groundwater quality in the Al- Burayhi and Hedran sub-basin, Taiz, Yemen – A GIS approach
Laboratory of Agro-Physiology, Biotechnology, Environment and Quality. Team Water, wastewater and Health. Faculty of science, university Ibn Tofail, 14000 Kenitra, Morocco
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In many parts of the world, groundwater sources are the single most important supply for the production of drinking water, particularly in areas with limited or polluted surface water sources. Fresh water has become a scarce commodity due to over exploitation and pollution of water. Many countries and international organizations, including Wolrd Health Organization, are seeking to promote people's access to safe drinking water. The situation in Yemen is no exception. Although we rely on groundwater significantly in our lives and our survival, we do not manage it in a way that ensures its sustainability and maintenance of pollution.
The objective of this study is to determine the suitability of the groundwater in Al Burayhi and Hedran sub-basin (one of the sub-basins of the Upper Valley Rasyan) as a source of drinking water in the shade of the expected deterioration due to natural processes (water interaction with rocks, semi-dry climate) and human activities.
Key words: assessment of groundwater quality / the spatial distribution of groundwater pollution / Al Burayhi and Hedran sub-basin / Taiz and Yemen
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