Assessing the quality of the environment in Duhok province, Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Amina Muhammed, Hazhir Karimi, Berivan Gharab, Sevar Neamat, Karamreza Mirzaei
2020 Journal of Civil Engineering Frontiers  
Discovering the quality of the environment is essential because it directly affects health status and plays a significant role in the quality of life and public health. This research aimed to evaluate the environmental quality affecting by human-made sources in Duhok province using GIS. Based on the human-made sources affecting the quality of the environment, including population density, solid waste generation, and industrial density, the state of the environment was evaluated in the study
more » ... ed in the study area. The overall result indicated that about 85% of the study area has a moderate to high-quality state, while low and very low contributed to 13% and 1%, respectively. The integrated analysis of the environmental quality in Duhok province would increase the protection of the ecological environment and help the regional sustainable development and improvement of the built environment.
doi:10.38094/jocef119 fatcat:nzfq3phfvvgw5eoc2arbxeid6e