Human Impacts on the Sustainability of Groundwater Abstract

HumanImpacts on the Sustainability of Groundwater


Thestudy aims at determining whether groundwater sustainability can beaffected if there is no change in current human development.Groundwater usage seems more misused as compared to surface water.Surface water is easier to recycle than the groundwater. The studywill entail lab test for sample of groundwater. Observation will beused as a method of data collection and data recorded in a table. Theresearch will then be analyzed according to the results obtained.

HumanImpacts on the Sustainability of Groundwater


Thestudy aims to determine whether groundwater sustainability can beaffected if there is no change in current human development.

Theexcessive and the indiscriminate use of water has led to severalquestions regarding the sustainability of water. For example, ‘Atwhat extent can groundwater undergo the exploitation withoutcompromising sustainable development?’ Interdisciplinaryperspectives tend to play an important role in analyzing watersustainability. They include ecology, hydrology, climatology, andgeomorphology (Seward, Xu, &amp Brendonck, 2007). Groundwater is noteasily recycled such as surface water. Excessive pumping ofgroundwater can lead to its depletion. Therefore, the pumping shouldbe maintained at a level not exceeding its replenishing level. Humandevelopment practices tend to affect its sustainability.


Thestudy hypothesis that the sustainability of underground water tendsto be affected if there is changes in human development activities.

Datacollection Methods

Thedata collection methods depend on various factors. They will includeresearch questions, sample, design, and the possible sources(Félix-Brasdefer,2010).The technique used will help to gain results for the study. The studywill incorporate several observations method results will beobserved and then filled in a tabular form. The presentation willfacilitate easy analysis of the data collected. Nearby water sourceswill be used to provide groundwater samples.


Accordingto the results from the lab, it was found that replenishingunderground water seems difficult. During the study, samples ofgroundwater were obtained from local points. The conditions of thequantity and quality of water were observed in the lab. The studydetermined that there were some changes and impact on undergroundwater as a result of human development changes.


Thestudy obtained desired results as per the hypothesis. It was foundthat the human development changes activities have an effect on thesustainability of ground water. Therefore, according to the results,man should put interventions to conserve groundwater.


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