Vasant Madhav Wagh

Vasant Madhav Wagh
Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University | SRTMUN · School of Earth Sciences

M.Sc. Ph.D. SET

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Introduction
my research area is groundwater pollution, hydro chemistry, hydrogeochemisty, WQI, ANN, Heavy metal pollution, GIS application in Groundwater management etc.
Additional affiliations
January 2009 - present
Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • groundwater resources assessment
January 2009 - present
Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Groundwater
Education
September 2010 - December 2017
Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University
Field of study
  • Environmental science
December 2004 - May 2005
University of Pune
Field of study
  • Environmental Science
June 2001 - June 2003
Savitribai Phule Pune University
Field of study
  • Environmental science

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Publications (57)
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International Conference on "Advances in the Science of the Earth: Relevance to Society" ASERS 2022. Organized by School of Earth Sciences Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded – 431606, (MS), India In Collaboration with/Supported by • Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG), Mumbai • Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Res...
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Identification of groundwater potential zones (GPZ) is a tedious task in the area that receives high rainfall, undulating topography with high runoff and complex geological settings. The present study was performed in the Karli River basin, West coast of Maharashtra, India with the integration of Vertical Electrical Soundings (VES), Dar-Zarrouk Par...
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The present study attempts to decipher the seasonal variations in hydro-geochemistry of groundwater in the Terekhol River Basin, western coastal region, Maharashtra, India. A total of 65 groundwater samples of post-monsoon (POMS) and pre-monsoon (PRMS) seasons were collected and analyzed for major ion composition using standard analytical procedure...
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(https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jchem/si/810410/) This Special Issue will address the groundwater quality issues and the associated risks to human health. The primary objective is to promote integrated approaches that incorporate geospatial tools, numerical and geochemical modeling, statistical techniques, vulnerability, health risk assessment,...
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The present study undertakes the integration of hydrogeological, geospatial and multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) techniques to identify groundwater recharge potential zones and suitable recharge structures in parts of the Ajani-Jhiri watershed of the Tapi river basin, north Maharashtra, India. Hydrogeological thematic layers include drainage...
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In India, fluoride is the major pollutant of natural origin in groundwater. Fluoride in drinking water may be either beneficial or detrimental depending on its concentration and total amount ingested. The high amount of fluoride contained in water causes dental and skeletal fluorosis when it enters the body. The concentration of the fluoride in the...
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The present study is focused on seasonal variation in groundwater quality, hydrochemistry, and associated human health risk in the Shivganga river basin, Western Maharashtra, India, to promote sustainable development of groundwater resources of this semi-arid region. The qualitative geochemical analysis, contamination levels, and human health risk...
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Sustainable management of groundwater resources requires detailed basin-wide water assessments. Semi-urbanized areas surrounding metropolitan cities in the western part of India were assessed for their suitability for domestic, irrigation, and industrial purposes. These study areas reflect rapid urban growth with residential complexes, combined wit...
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Groundwater quality in the Shivganga river basin, Western India, was evaluated by an integrated approach using pollution index of groundwater (PIG), health risk assessment (HRA) and chemometric analysis. Sixty eight (68) representative groundwater samples were collected and analysed for pH, Electrical conductivity (EC), Total dissolved solids (TDS)...
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Land suitability analysis (LSA) for afforestation is an approach that stands amongst the most able frameworks revealing the concern for cultivable land and predicting the availability for sustainable development in semi-arid areas. In view of this, the objective of the present study is to propose a conceptual procedure for LSA that would help enhan...
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The groundwater quality degradation is due to agriculture, industrial and domestic activities; thus, sustainable management of available water resources becomes the need of the hour in arid and semi-arid regions. Therefore, the present study aims to find the source, occurrence, controlling factors and exposure risk of fluoride (F) and boron (B) con...
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The study aims to identify the groundwater geochemistry and drinking water suitability through statistical and water quality index (WQI) approach in Kudal region of Sindhudurg district, Maharashtra, India. Twenty-two representative groundwater samples were collected during pre-monsoon and post-monsoon season in 2011. The analytical results depict t...
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A comprehensive groundwater quality investigation of 98 representative groundwater samples collected from Chincholi MIDC area has been carried out to identify the impact of diferent land uses on groundwater quality during pre- and post-monsoon seasons of 2014. Hydrochemical results confrm that groundwater is slightly alkaline and hard to very hard...
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Groundwater quantity and quality are equally important for the sustainable management of water resources in coastal parts of the world. Therefore, it is essential to study the geochemical mobility of ions in groundwater and their spatial variation in western coastal part of Maharashtra, India. A total of sixty-five (65) groundwater samples were col...
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Natural chemical structure of soil is triggered due to tremendous emissions from industrial, mining, domestic effluents, overuse of agricultural pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Hence, the chemical analysis of this resource is necessary to understand the chemical changes and the concentration of heavy metals. In this regard, 25 representative s...
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The integration of pollution index of groundwater (PIG), multivariate statistical techniques including correlation matrix (CM), principal component analysis (PCA), cluster analysis (CA) and various ionic plots was applied to elucidate the influence of natural and anthropogenic inputs on groundwater chemistry and quality of the Kadava river basin. A...
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In this study, Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment, Water Quality Index (CCMEWQI) model has been used to ascertain the groundwater suitability for drinking in Kadava River basin located in Nashik district, Maharashtra. Therefore, forty (40) representative groundwater samples were collected from different dug/bore well during Pre (PRM)...
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The present study aims to know the groundwater hydrochemistry and its drinking suitability in Kadava river basin through Water Quality Index (WQI) modelling approach. Eighty (80) dug/bore well samples were collected and analysed for the span of dry (pre) and wet (post) monsoon seasons of 2012 by following standard procedures of APHA. According to B...
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The present study has applied artificial neural network (ANN) and multiple linear regression (MLR) techniques to predict the fitness of groundwater quality for drinking from Shivganga River basin, located on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghat region of India. In view of this, thirty-four (34) representative groundwater samples have been collect...
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Groundwater quantity and quality are equally important for the sustainable management of water resources in coastal parts of the world. Therefore, it is essential to study the geo-chemical mobility of ions in groundwater and their spatial variation in western coastal part of Maharashtra, India. A total of sixty-five (65) groundwater samples were co...
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Several water quality indices are used to evaluate water suitability for potable use; however, every index has strengths and weaknesses which limits the applicability and ease of use. There is a need to develop a universally accepted water quality index (WQI) which is flexible enough to represent drinking water suitability all over world. A new wat...
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The present study was carried out to evaluate the nitrate contamination in groundwater and ascertain the associated health risks to rural populations in the agricultural area of the Kadava River basin. A total of (80) eighty representative samples from rural habitat located in agricultural fields were collected during pre- and postmonsoon seasons o...
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Hydrogeochemistry and groundwater quality of the Kadava River Basin have been performed by analyzing 40 groundwater samples for pre- and post-monsoon seasons of 2011 through different geostatistical techniques. Analyses showed that the concentrations of Mg²⁺ exceeded Ca²⁺ in both the seasons suggesting silicate weathering as a source of ions. Avera...
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Keywords: Groundwater, Water Quality Index, Physicochemical parameters, Aundha Nagnath Town, Maharashtra. Present study is focused on determining the drinking water suitability of groundwater resources by applying Water Quality Index (WQI) method and assessment of seasonal variations in groundwater quality. Most of the population in Aundha Nagnath...
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Hydrochemical investigation was undertaken in the Kadava river basin to ascertain the groundwater quality and its suitability for drinking and irrigation purposes. In this context, forty (40) representative groundwater samples were collected from different dug/bore wells based on their importance in drinking and analyzed. Physicochemical parameter...
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The Asna river basin is located in Hingoli and Nanded districts of Marathwada region of Maharashtra. A geomorphometric analysis is an important method for the investigation and management of natural resources of watershed. The geomorphometric analysis of Asna river basin classifies three sub-basins that have been delineated using GIS and remote sen...
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An attempt has been made to develop Artificial Neural Network (ANN) model for prediction of nitrate concentration in groundwater of Kadava River basin, Nashik District, Maharashtra. The study area lies between longitude 73°55:74°15'E and latitude 19°55':20°25'N. River Kadava is one of the tributary of Godavari which originates in Sahyadri hills and...
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Present research work emphasizes the integrated approach of heavy metal pollution indices coupled with multivariate statistical analysis to evaluate the health risk from groundwater of the Kadava River Basin. In view of this, forty representative groundwater samples were collected from dug and bore wells during pre-monsoon seasons of 2011 from rura...
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Hydrogeochemical characterization of groundwater samples representing the urbanized and industrialised parts of Nagpur district, situated in Central India has been carried out in the pre-monsoon season of 2011. The groundwater quality assessment study is attempted by examining the physicochemical parameters viz. pH, EC, TDS, Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+, K+, HC...
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The present study has been focused on assessment of groundwater newlinegeochemistry with special reference to impact of intensive agricultural practices. The newlinestudy has been undertaken in Kadava river basin, where agricultural practices are newlineprevailing. There are only few studies on the investigation of water quality in the newlineNashi...
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Fluorosis is caused by an excessive ingestion of fluoride through drinking water. The high concentration of fluoride when enters body it causes dental and skeletal fluorosis. Hydrological investigations have been carried out in Bhokar Taluka, Maha-rashtra. The physicochemical parameters such as pH, EC, TDS, TH, Ca, Mg, Na, K, CO3, HCO3, TA, Cl, SO4...
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A comprehensive hydrochemical study has been carried out to evaluate the impact of anthropogenic activities like industrial effluents, open defecation and untreated sewerage disposal on groundwater and surface water in Chincholi industrial area. The study area comprises of 3 sites viz. Kondi, Pakni and Chincholi with approximate 7000 population and...
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Abstract In this study, an attempt has been made to use the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment Water Quality Index (CCME WQI) model to classify groundwater suitability (n = 40) of Kadava river basin during pre and post monsoon season of 2012. The CCME WQI model computed for drinking and irrigation through guidelines of the Bureau of I...
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Monitoring of groundwater quality is an important tool to facilitating adequate information about water management in respective areas. Nitrate concentration in aquifer systems is crucial problem in intensive agricultural regions of Indian subcontinent. Nitrate is one of the qualitative parameter of groundwater and its enrichment leads to human hea...
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In the present study, the biological and physicochemical characteristic of river water has been studied around Nanded City. Twenty (20) representative water samples from Godavari River were collected from month of January to April 2016. The samples were analyzed for phytoplankton study and physicochemical parameters like pH, EC, TDS, Ca, Mg, Na, K,...
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This study presents an artificial neural network (ANN) model predicting values of sodium adsorption ratio (SAR), residual sodium carbonate, magnesium adsorption ratio, Kellys ratio and percent sodium (%Na) in the groundwater of Nanded tehsil. The 50 groundwater samples were analyzed for different physicochemical parameters such as pH, EC, TDS, Ca,...
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Groundwater quality assessment study was undertaken in the Nanded tehsil, District Nanded (the term tehsil is used for an administrative block in case of India) which is the part of southeast Deccan Volcanic Province in Maharashtra, India, with a view to assess the suitability of groundwater resources for the purpose of drinking and irrigation. Fif...
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Groundwater quality assessment study was undertaken in the Nanded tehsil, District Nanded (the term tehsil is used for an administrative block in case of India) which is the part of southeast Deccan Volcanic Province in Maharashtra, India, with a view to assess the suitability of groundwater resources for the purpose of drinking and irrigation. Fif...
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Groundwater is an essential natural resource constituent of our life support system, where, it is used for drinking and irrigation purpose. An attempt has been made to recognize the hydro chemical characteristics of groundwater to develop water quality index model (WQI) in Nanded Tehsil. A total of 50 representative groundwater samples were collect...
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The agriculture sector is the backbone of Indian economy, which contributes a major share of GDP of the country. Last few decades agriculture losses have grown due to irregularity in monsoon and change in climatic conditions over Indian sub-continent. Maharashtra state is developed and industrialized state in the country contributing highest GDP in...
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Hydrogeochemical characteristics of groundwater and its suitability for domestic, irrigation, and industrial purposes were evaluated in Nanded Tehsil. A total of 50 representative groundwater samples were collected from dug/bore wells during post monsoon season 2012 and analyzed for major cations and anions. The order of dominance of cation and ani...
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This study is carried out to analyse the Hydrochemical characterisation of Groundwater in Bhokar Taluka, where, fluoride contamination has been recognized as one of the major serious problems. In the study area groundwater is the main source of drinking water, with this contest; 89 representative groundwater samples were collected and analysed phys...
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The present research work has been done to assess the groundwater quality and its drinking suitability by developing a Water Quality Index (WQI) for Nanded Tehsil, Maharashtra. The representative groundwater samples (50) were collected from Dug/Bore wells during pre monsoon 2012. By clutching Hydrochemical analysis and GIS based IDW technique were...
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The attempt has been made to understand the groundwater quality by using the water quality index (WQI) and different irrigation water suitability indices around the Chincholikati industrial area for drinking and irrigation purpose. Solapur is the largest city of southern Maharashtra situated on Deccan plateau. The Solapur city comes under arid and...
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Pollen collected by honey-bee having valuable food and also used in apitherapy and commercially produced for many purposes. Bee Pollen is frequently called the "only perfectly complete food " thus pollen is essential for normal growth and development of individual as well as reproduction of colonies. Pollen is rich source of protein, carbohydrates,...
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Groundwater is an important natural resource essential for sustenance of life. Over 98% of the freshwater on the Earth lies below its surface. Chemicals pollute water supply through industrial process and agrochemical applications. The utility of groundwater to human being is depends on its chemical status, thus, assessment of groundwater quality i...
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Groundwater is an important source of drinking water supply throughout the world. WQI, a technique of rating water quality, is an effective tool to assess spatial and temporal changes in groundwater quality. Fifty groundwater samples were collected from dug wells and bore wells during the pre monsoon season. Water quality index rating was carried o...
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Groundwater is an important natural resource essential for sustenance of life. Over 98% of the freshwater on the Earth lies below its surface. Groundwater quality depends on the quality of recharged water, atmospheric precipitation, inland surface water and sub-surface geochemical processes. In recent years great concern has been noticed on the dan...
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Soybean is an important global crop, providing oil and protein. Above 80% of the global soybean output is crushed worldwide to obtain oil and meal. In the total crop very small proportion is consumed directly by humans. Raw soybean, including the immature green form, are toxic to humans, swine, chickens, in fact all mono-gastric animals. Soybean is...
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Urban water sector is a zone of serious mismanagement. Typically, the large urban areas represent concentrated demands, both due to large populations and large per capita use and waste. Most urban areas have depleted, polluted or destroyed their local sources of water like rivers, lakes and tanks and in many cases even groundwater. Increasing urban...

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