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Title: Delineation of groundwater potential zone: An AHP/ANP approach
Authors: Agarwal E.
Agarwal R.
Garg, Rahul D.
Garg, Pradeep Kumar
Published in: Journal of Earth System Science
Abstract: The sustainable development and management of groundwater resource requires precise quantitative assessment based on scientific principle and modern techniques. In the present study, groundwater potential zone are delineated using remote sensing, geographical information system (GIS) and multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) techniques in Unnao district, Uttar Pradesh. The analytical network process (ANP) is a method that makes it possible for one to deal systematically, and includes the analytical hierarchy process (AHP) as a special case. The AHP and ANP are used to determine the weights of various themes and their classes for identifying the groundwater potential zone. These weights are applied in a linear combination to obtain five different groundwater potential zone in the study area, namely 'very poor', 'poor', 'moderate', 'good' and 'very good'. It has been concluded that about 153.39 km2 area has very good groundwater potential which is only 3.37% of the total study area. However, the area having very poor groundwater potential is about 850 km2 which is about 19.63% of the study area. The area having good, moderate and poor groundwater potential is about 540.25, 1135.5, 1868.6 km2, respectively. The groundwater potential zone map was finally verified using the well yield data of 37 pumping wells, and the result was found satisfactory. ¬© Indian Academy of Sciences.
Citation: Journal of Earth System Science, 122(3): 887-898
URI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12040-013-0309-8
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/21205
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Keywords: Analytical network process
Groundwater
Multi-criteria decision making
ISSN: 2534126
Author Scopus IDs: 55811749200
55429950700
15044199700
57190174828
Author Affiliations: Agarwal, E., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247 667, India
Agarwal, R., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247 667, India
Garg, R.D., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247 667, India
Garg, P.K., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247 667, India
Corresponding Author: Agarwal, R.; Department of Civil Engineering, , Roorkee 247 667, India; email: agarwalraja@gmail.com
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