Show simple item record Alemaw, B.F. Shemang, E.M. Chaoka, T.R. 2011-09-15T10:35:06Z 2011-09-15T10:35:06Z 2004
dc.identifier.citation Alemaw, B.F. et al (2004) Assessment of groundwater pollution vulnerability and modelling of the Kanye Wellfield in SE Botswana—a GIS approach, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Vol. 29, No. 15-18, pp. 1125–1128 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1474-7065
dc.description.abstract Botswana is a semi-arid country with limited recharge to groundwater resources. Groundwater however is a major source of water for domestic, industrial and agricultural uses. There is therefore the need to ensure that the groundwater resources are of drinking quality, by protecting them against pollution sources such as landfills, pit latrines, industries, agricultural pesticides and waste. In this study a preliminary assessment of vulnerability of groundwater to pollution in Kanye well field in SE Botswana is undertaken. In order to assess the vulnerability of this aquifer to pollution, soils types, mapped geology and information from 82 boreholes were input into a GIS system to classify pollution vulnerability using Theissen polygons of the study area. Results indicate that 58% of the well field area is highly or very highly vulnerable to pollution, 34% is moderately vulnerable to pollution, and only 9% has low vulnerability. Estimates of the aquifer media characteristics in areas with only a few observations or few geological logs were considered to have higher uncertainty than areas with many observations. However, the use of the polynomial estimator enabled consideration of simple uncertainty for the aquifer media characteristics and pollution vulnerability modelling process. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Science Ltd, en_US
dc.subject Groundwater pollution vulnerability en_US
dc.subject Kanye wellfield en_US
dc.subject SE Botswana en_US
dc.subject GIS system en_US
dc.title Assessment of groundwater pollution vulnerability and modelling of the Kanye Wellfield in SE Botswana—a GIS approach en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US en_US

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