Application of Modified MAR Model in Barnai River Basin, NW Bangladesh: A Performance Study
Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2019, Pages: 24-31
Received: Apr. 20, 2019;
Accepted: May 23, 2019;
Published: Jul. 1, 2019
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Mohammad Iquebal Hossain, Department of Civil Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh; Barind Multipurpose Development Authority, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Niamul Bari, Department of Civil Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Shafi Uddin Miah, Department of Civil Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Mohammad Ferozur Rahaman, Institute of Environmental Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Chowdhury Sarwar Jahan, Department of Geology and Mining, University Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
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Present study aims to evaluate performance analysis of modified recharge well (RW) technique of the Managed aquifer Recharge (MAR) models for rain water from rooftop of office building and that of runoff water from Kharoil Beel (Swamp) harvesting approach in Barnai river basin, north-western part of Bangladesh. In the area, the lower amount of rainfall than country-wide average as well as less infiltration capacity of thick top clay layer lies above the potential aquifer at higher depth put constrain for groundwater resource development against its ever increasing demand day by day along with limited scope to conserve surface water in rivers, Kharies (canals), Beels etc. The performance of modified MAR model for recharge rate calculation with a goal to restore declining trend of groundwater level (GWL) are found good without any quality hazard. Moreover, for continuous operation and better performance of MAR model, regular monitoring and maintenance are necessary along with in-depth research activities to address the burning water scarcity for drinking and irrigation management issue as viable option in sustainable way.
Managed Aquifer Recharge, Rainwater Harvesting, Recharge Well, Barnai River Basin, NW Bangladesh
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Mohammad Iquebal Hossain,
Shafi Uddin Miah,
Mohammad Ferozur Rahaman,
Chowdhury Sarwar Jahan,
Application of Modified MAR Model in Barnai River Basin, NW Bangladesh: A Performance Study, Hydrology.
Vol. 7, No. 2,
2019, pp. 24-31.
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