Statistical Analysis of Water Quality Indices from a Ramsar Site-Ropar Wetland, India
Advances in Zoology and Botany
By means of providing food and habitat for aquatic organisms including the threatened as well as endangered species, wetlands serve as earth's most important fresh water resource. As a good wetland is determined by its water quality, it is exigent to maintain the proper water quality of a wetland as the water quality of the fresh water resources is deteriorating at an alarming rate. Due to the contaminated water quality, human population also gets affected as they suffer from many waterborn
... many waterborn diseases due to its usage, some of which may prove fatal. Therefore, it has become imperative to check the quality of water bodies at regular intervals for their sustainable management. In order to access the water quality, various physio-chemical parameters were carried out from October 2015 to September 2017 at four representative sites (S1, S2, S3 and S4). During the present study, it was found that various physico-chemical parameters greatly influence the water quality of the under study wetland. The average results of these parameters were compared with ISI, ICMR and WHO standards for drinking water quality. It could be inferred that water quality at Ropar wetland is "Poor" at S2 site and S4 site and "Very Poor" at S1 site and S3 site. DO and Free CO 2 showed significant negative correlation with all other physico-chemical parameters at all the above mentioned sites.