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dc.contributor.authorHayat, Ehsanullah
dc.contributor.authorBaba, Alper
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-13T12:46:06Z
dc.date.available2017-11-13T12:46:06Z
dc.date.issued2017-07
dc.identifier.citationHayat, E., and Baba, A. (2017). Quality of groundwater resources in Afghanistan. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 189(7). doi:10.1007/s10661-017-6032-1en_US
dc.identifier.issn0167-6369
dc.identifier.urihttp://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-017-6032-1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11147/6453
dc.description.abstractWater is the main source of energy production and economy in Afghanistan where agriculture accounts for more than 50% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). Access to safe drinking water is still a problem in the country, which has caused different health issues and even child mortality especially in rural areas. Groundwater is the main source of drinking water in the country. However, little knowledge is available about the quality of groundwater throughout the entire country, and its quality has not been investigated extensively yet like in other countries in the world. While most people think that consuming groundwater is a reliable and safe source of drinking water for health, the United Nations (UN) agencies report various kinds of waterborne diseases and even child mortalities due to drinking water quality in the country. In this article, significant geogenic and anthropogenic factors that play a vital role in groundwater contamination of the country are identified and explained. Different geogenic contaminations such as arsenic, fluoride, sulfate, and boron occur in several areas of Afghanistan that have a direct effect on human health. The water quality mapping for Afghanistan is completed for half of the country, which shows that groundwater is plagued by high levels of fluoride and arsenic in some areas. The water quality mapping of the other half of the country cannot be completed due to security concerns currently. Also, there are different kinds of waterborne diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, and dysentery that can be seen in different parts of the country because of anthropogenic activities which continuously deteriorate groundwater.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.relation.isversionof10.1007/s10661-017-6032-1en_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectGroundwater resourcesen_US
dc.subjectArsenicen_US
dc.subjectContaminationen_US
dc.subjectHealthen_US
dc.titleQuality of groundwater resources in Afghanistanen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.contributor.authorIDTR18248en_US
dc.contributor.iztechauthorBaba, Alper
dc.relation.journalEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessmenten_US
dc.contributor.departmentİYTE, Mühendislik Fakültesi, İnşaat Mühendisliği Bölümüen_US
dc.identifier.volume189en_US
dc.identifier.issue7en_US
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000404652900015
dc.identifier.scopusSCOPUS:2-s2.0-85020633637
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US


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