While groundwater is an important source of drinking water worldwide, contamination of groundwater sources is on the rise. Arsenic contamination of groundwater has been found to affect as high as 300 million people worldwide exposing them to a number of health risks.
Arsenic contamination of groundwater in India
Extensive evidence of elevated arsenic in the food chain, mainly rice, wheat and vegetables exists.
Study of water supply & sanitation practices in India using geographic information systems - Some design & other considerations in a village setting - IJMR research paperPosted on 06 Jun, 2011 05:01 PM
The study attempted to understand the phenomenon of water contamination in the village by using GIS as a tool to locate and map water supply and sewage distribution systems in the village, in relation to human and animal dwellings, their wastes, sanitary practices and their connections with drinking water quality for a clearer understanding of the connections between these factors and possible