Evaluation of the relationship between land use and surface water quality in Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang, Malaysia

A., Shamshad and Seiong, N.P and M.N.A., Azhari and Isa, M.H. and M. Sanusi, S.A. and Wan Hussin, W.M.A. (2006) Evaluation of the relationship between land use and surface water quality in Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang, Malaysia. In: International Conference on Environment (ICENV 2006), School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia, November, 2006, Penang, Malaysia.

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Watershed hydrology depends on the land use type, climatic condition and soil characteristics. The present study was carried out to use catchments based approach to examine possible statistical and spatial relationships of land use on the quantity and quality of surface water. Water quality tests were carried out in laboratory for samples collected at four locations. These included biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), total suspended solid (TSS), total nitrogen, total phosphorus and pH. Water quality is examined spatially and statically. ArcView 3.2 was used to prepare land use map of catchments for the water sampling stations in Seberang Perai. The results showed that there is a significant relationship between land use and river water quality with most parameters. The modeling results further showed that expansion of urban land and agriculture are likely to lead to soil erosion, and deterioration of water quality.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: River water quality; Land use types; Statistical and spatial analyses; Watershed
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Departments / MOR / COE: Departments > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr Mohamed Hasnain Isa
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2010 17:40
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2017 01:57
URI: http://scholars.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/1503

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