Examining drinking water supplies in western Paraguay

Examining drinking water supplies in western Paraguay Environ Earth Sci (2017) 76:556 DOI 10.1007/s12665-017-6648-z INTERNATIONAL VIEWPOINT AND NEWS 1 1 1 • • Carmen Rojas Alice Romero Giuliana Cruzans Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Introduction 30 C. Summers (December to March) are very hot with temperature extremes of up to 45 C, and winters are very For domestic, commercial, and industrial purposes, the dry. western Paraguayan supply of potable water may be seen The Presidente Hayes Department is located in the as both challenging and disparate. Drinking water supplies Chaco, with Benjamın Aceval being one of its districts. in western part of the country involve various types of The study area is located within this District, which is systems that need to be better understood. Since many about 45 km to the north of the capital city Asuncion factors play a role in this western region, the specific case (Fig. 1). The area is unique in that it is the only part of the of how the water is supplied in the district of Benjamın Chaco that has a local aquifer of freshwater, which is Aceval, the western region known as the Chaco is more approximately 90 km in area, completely surrounded by closely analyzed. brackish- and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Environmental Earth Sciences Springer Journals

Examining drinking water supplies in western Paraguay

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Earth Sciences; Geology; Hydrology/Water Resources; Geochemistry; Environmental Science and Engineering; Terrestrial Pollution; Biogeosciences
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