An Approach to a Preliminary Groundwater Quality Analysis of Southern Ontario

Mezmure Haile-Meskale

Abstract


This study describes an approach that is found to be very useful for an initial and preliminary interpretation of analytical database.  In particular, this study suggests a systematic use of an Excel Macro Program and subsequent mapping in GIS.

From the meaningful concentration ranges and the corresponding colour codes assigned in mapping, the results of the study show the methodology employed makes initial interpretation very simple, providing a partial synoptic view of groundwater quality that is easy to decipher.


Keywords


Concentration ranges; Standard; Excel Macro Program and GIS Mapping; Health-related Parameters; Environmental Constraints.

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