Event Title

Geovisualization of water quality in the artificial lake in Mitrovica, Kosova

Session

Civil Engineering, Infrastructure and Environment

Description

Continuous monitoring of surface water is very important. An environmental aspect are surface waters whose quality should be monitored. Thus, policymakers are often faced with a basic question: "Are the surface waters suitable for human and animal life, or are there issues that need to be addressed?" In order to answer in this question, a methodology has been adapted for the purpose of monitoring the Artificial Lake in Mitrovica, Kosova. Therefore, this study provides an overview of water assessment in this lake, applying monitoring indices such as "Heavy Metal Pollution Index (HPI)", "Metal Index (MI)" and Geographic Information System (GIS). Primary data were collected in three time series continuously in monitoring stations. For this purpose, six samples were collected at monitoring stations in order to analyze the water quality in the Artificial Lake due to the presence of heavy metals (As, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn and Cd). A number of thematic serial maps have been generated in order to assess the spatial and temporal extent of water quality.

The results of the study show that in general the water quality in the Artificial Lake in Mitrovica is critical, or the pollution is higher than allowed.

Keywords:

Geovisualization, Monitoring, Artificial Lake, Spatial resolution, GIS.

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

Location

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.301

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Geovisualization of water quality in the artificial lake in Mitrovica, Kosova

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Continuous monitoring of surface water is very important. An environmental aspect are surface waters whose quality should be monitored. Thus, policymakers are often faced with a basic question: "Are the surface waters suitable for human and animal life, or are there issues that need to be addressed?" In order to answer in this question, a methodology has been adapted for the purpose of monitoring the Artificial Lake in Mitrovica, Kosova. Therefore, this study provides an overview of water assessment in this lake, applying monitoring indices such as "Heavy Metal Pollution Index (HPI)", "Metal Index (MI)" and Geographic Information System (GIS). Primary data were collected in three time series continuously in monitoring stations. For this purpose, six samples were collected at monitoring stations in order to analyze the water quality in the Artificial Lake due to the presence of heavy metals (As, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn and Cd). A number of thematic serial maps have been generated in order to assess the spatial and temporal extent of water quality.

The results of the study show that in general the water quality in the Artificial Lake in Mitrovica is critical, or the pollution is higher than allowed.