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Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Groundwater Quality in Selangor, Malaysia

  • Shazwin Mat Taib
  • Mohd Nur Farhan Bin Abdul Wahab
  • Shahabaldin Rezania
  • Mohd Fadhil Md Din
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Abstract

The groundwater quality varies in short periods affected by the natural and anthropogenic factors. This study examines the spatial and temporal variations of groundwater quality at Selangor, Malaysia aimed to determine the availability of groundwater resources. Providing information and data for a holistic and comprehensive management, sustainable development of groundwater can be implemented based on the quantity and quality monitoring. The temporal variations of these major water quality data were cross-checked against the hydrologic variations. The mapping and graph of water parameters were plotted and analysed using geographic information system (GIS). Analysis was based on a short-term data collected from three prominent groundwater wells supplying raw water. A total of 22 water parameters were used for quality analysis and then compared to the previous results conducted by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in 2002. Results showed that the availability of groundwater in Selangor State quantity was adequate and the quality meets the requirement standard. Considering the fact that groundwater is part of the hydrologic cycle, proper water management procedures, planning and policies can be achieved only through an integrated approach involving both surface water and groundwater.

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Acknowledgements

This study has been supported by Ministry Of Higher Education Malaysia through Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) with Vot Number 4F539 and Vot Number 4F688.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shazwin Mat Taib
    • 1
  • Mohd Nur Farhan Bin Abdul Wahab
    • 2
  • Shahabaldin Rezania
    • 1
  • Mohd Fadhil Md Din
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)JohorMalaysia
  2. 2.National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM)Seri Kembangan, SelangorMalaysia

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