Evaluating Groundwater Pollution Potential Using Geographical Information Systems

by Douglas D. Hickey, HDR Engineering, Inc, United States,
Jeff R. Wright, HDR Engineering, Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation and Drainage


A procedure for developing groundwater pollution potential maps using a geographical information system (GIS) is introduced. The concept of pollution potential mapping is discussed, along with its limitations and available methodologies. Several applications of GIS in groundwater engineering, including pollution potential mapping, are covered herein. An example is given in which the pollution potential methodology, DRASTIC, is automated in a GIS framework.

Subject Headings: Groundwater pollution | Geographic information systems | Information systems | Water pollution | Mapping | Computing in civil engineering | Computer software | Automation and robotics

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