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Arsenic Problem in Groundwater, a Growing Threat to Public Health in Bangladesh: An Overall Perspective and Management Modelling Approach

  • Afzal Hossain
  • M. Fazle Rabbi
  • Abdur Rahman Abid
  • Sabina Sadek

Abstract

The groundwater in Bangladesh is contaminated with high Arsenic concentrations. SWMC has undertaken a pilot research study to (1) understand the occurrences of Arsenic in groundwater through data collection and analysis (2) develop mathematical model for groundwater flow movement, solute transport, and geo chemical model with specific reference to Arsenic and (3) establish a strategy for proper watershed management as long-term mitigation measures. An area of 570 sq km in the districts of Narayanganj-Narsingdi has been selected as a pilot study area (Figure 1)

Keywords

Arsenic Concentration Gridded Network High Arsenic Concentration Solute Transport Modelling Time Series Database 
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References

  1. 1.
    DHI, (1993): MIKE SHE WM Technical Reference Manual.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    SWMC, DHI, VKI, BUET, (April, 1998): Arsenic management Modelling (A Pilot Study in Narayanganj-Narsingdi Area).Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Afzal Hossain
    • 1
  • M. Fazle Rabbi
    • 1
  • Abdur Rahman Abid
    • 1
  • Sabina Sadek
    • 1
  1. 1.Surface Water Modelling Centre (SWMC)DhakaBangladesh

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