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Water quality indices as a tool for evaluating water quality and effects of land use in a tropical catchment

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Author(s):
Simonetti, Vanessa C. [1] ; Frascareli, Daniele [1, 2] ; Gontijo, Erik S. J. [1, 2] ; Melo, Darllene S. [1] ; Friese, Kurt [2] ; Silva, Darllan C. C. [3] ; Rosa, Andre H. [1]
Total Authors: 7
Affiliation:
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ Unesp, Inst Sci & Technol, Environm Sci Dept, Sorocaba - Brazil
[2] UFZ Helmholtz Ctr Environm Res, Dept Lake Res, Magdeburg - Germany
[3] Sao Paulo State Univ Unesp, Expt Campus, Registro - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT; OCT 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Human actions are degrading water quality, affecting the health of ecosystems and the availability of potable water for human consumption. Therefore, the monitoring of water systems is essential for recovery and management purposes. This study aimed to investigate the water quality in the environmental protection area (EPA) of Itupararanga Reservoir (Brazil) using water quality indices, pointing out land uses that contributing to the deterioration of water quality. The spatial analysis involved the creation of land use and soil maps of the sub-catchment areas of Itupararanga. Water quality index (WQI), trophic state index (TSI), aquatic life index (ALI), index of minimum variables for the maintenance of aquatic life (IMVMAL) and metals pollution potential index (MPPI) were calculated. The land uses which can affect the water quality on long term were identified. TSI (mesotrophic and hypereutrophic) and ALI showed results above the recommended values were. MPPI presented high values for the elements Al, Cr and Fe. Principal component analysis (PCA) showed spatial variability in the reservoir. In conclusion, the sampling sites with lower water quality were Sorocabu?u and Una, followed by Sorocamirim. These sites probably explain the deteriorated water quality found in sampling point Res1 of the reservoir for all indices analysed. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/08215-4 - REUTILIZATION OF WASTE AND DETOXIFICATION OF WASTEWATER: EVALUATION OF THE POTENTIAL APPLICATION OF BIOCHAR FOR THE REMOVAL OF EMERGING CONTAMINANTS AND PONTENTIALLY TOXIC METALS
Grantee:André Henrique Rosa
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 18/20326-1 - Dissolution and toxicity of silver nanoparticles in the presence of aquatic humic substances and extracellular polymeric substances
Grantee:André Henrique Rosa
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/15397-1 - Organic Carbon cycling in Water Reservoirs of Brazil and Germany: influence of land use and hydrology- ORCWAR
Grantee:Daniele Frascareli
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate