Evaluation of Environmental Sustainability Indicators, with emphasis on air pollution and industrial pollutants, Case Study: Ahvaz Metropolis

Jafar Saeedi, Mohammad Firoozi, Mostafa Dehcheshme, Jafar Saeedi
2017 unpublished
Evaluation of environmental sustainability is inevitable because this is one of the most important tools in the planning process due to sustainable development policy making and planning. This research has a descriptive-analytical and applied method. The aim of study is to assess the environmental sustainability indicators in Ahvaz Metropolis with emphasis on air pollution and industrial pollutions. To achieve the purpose, we have used the indices of AHP for scoring. To analyze spatial data,
more » ... ze spatial data, GIS software is used. To evaluate urban environmental sustainability, we have also emphasized on two indicators of air pollution and industrial pollutions. The findings of the research indicate that the city of Ahwaz has instable environmental conditions based on air pollution. One region with effect coefficient 0.326 has the highest weight and the second region with the weight 0.033 has the lowest rates of infection among other regions. The dust storms also affect the areas of the city of Ahwaz. Evaluation of industrial pollution also shows that eight regions of the city have the highest infection rate effect 0.331 and district one with effect coefficient of 0.024 has the lowest level of industrial pollution in the urban areas.