A Comprehensive Review of Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment in Delta State, Southern Part of Nigeria

Moses Oghenenyoreme Eyankware (Department of Geology, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki P.M.B.053 Ebonyi State, Nigeria;Geomoses Consultancy Limited Warri, Delta, Nigeria)
Bassey Edem Ephraim (Department of Geology, University of Calabar, P.M.B.1115, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria)

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This research presents a review on water resources in Delta state, southern part of Nigeria, with emphasis on hydrogeochemical and microbial assessment. It evaluates factors responsible for water contamination, and their resulting health challenges within the study area. To achieve the objective of this study, related articles were downloaded from Google, published article on influence of hydrogeochemical and microbial activities on water resources. These articles were thoroughly studied. Findings from this study, suggested that groundwater was more studied than surface water. We also observed that groundwater within the riverine communities is much more prone to pollution when compared to groundwater in an upland area. Results from various authors suggested that, larger percentage of groundwater showed presence of coliform. Further findings suggested that geochemical processes such as rock water interaction, seawater intrusion and precipitation influences groundwater quality within the study area especially within Sombreiro-Warri Deltaic Plain Deposit.

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Geogenic; Anthropogenic; Hydrogeochemical; Cause of pollution; Coliform; Nigeria

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