Impact of solid waste on water quality of Bishnumati River and surrounding areas in Kathmandu, Nepal

Authors

  • Dinesh C. Devkota Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University,
  • Kunio Watanabe Geosphere Research Institute, Saitama University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jngs.v31i0.253

Keywords:

solid waste, water quality

Abstract

Haphazard dumping of solid waste on the banks of the Bishnumati River in the Kathmandu valley has severely deteriorated the surface and subsurface water quality. The river water as well as shallow wells in the vicinity exhibited very high conductivity as well as high nitrate, nitrite, and COD concentrations. Though the water in the shallow wells is not potable, it is being used by the inhabitants. Improper waste management has caused environmental pollution, increased public health hazard, and adversely impacted on urban economy.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract
3200
PDF
1362

Downloads

How to Cite

Devkota, D. C., & Watanabe, K. (2006). Impact of solid waste on water quality of Bishnumati River and surrounding areas in Kathmandu, Nepal. Journal of Nepal Geological Society, 31, 19–24. https://doi.org/10.3126/jngs.v31i0.253

Issue

Section

Articles