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Using Data From the Arsenic Problem in Bangladesh part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Activities
The Arsenic in drinking water issue in Bangladesh presents a unique opportunity to motivate studying hydrogeology in context of water resources issues in the developing world. Students learn about health and social issues besides basic hydrogeology and data analysis with Excel and/or Arc GIS. The module focuses on the feasibility of using deeper wells as a source of drinking water and examines how pumping might affect the distribution of Arsenic.